Updating avg 7 5 to 8 0
The free version is obviously much more vulnerable to unilateral changes from the manufacturer than the paid version. Today is 6/26/08 and just out of curiosity I did a check for AVG updates just a few minutes before posting this reply and there was an update available.
Sounds like enough reason to wait until 7.5 is totally *dead* before deciding to update (or switch).Details here: even without that here-then-gone program update, I have not had any reminder popups at all since June 26th. program is on Internal virus database version 270.4.5/1537 (released 6/7/2008)you may wish to compare your version with this data?and said antivirus program is still updating virtually daily with no problems program is on Internal virus database version 270.4.5/1537 (released 6/7/2008)you may wish to compare your version with this data?Whatever the rationale I have 7.5 operating on a licence which runs through 2010. I'll probably be giving Avast or maybe Avira Antivir a try... but I've read somewhere(on the official avg forum) from an avg employee that they will try to make users upgrade to 8.0 asap..Obviously this is a contractual obligation by Grisoft but I am not actually expecting this situation to run to 2010. I've used AVG Anti-Virus for years and I've been quite happy with it, but I'm not happy with this kind of duplicitousness -- particularly since the pop-up screen has to have been deliberately changed. making the pop ups say "31 june" is one of the ways to make you update to 8.0 I guess.. I too have had the AVG popup that refers to the cutoff date as being 5/25/08 and the new popup referring to 6/25/08.Performing the updates from within the AVG Antivirus has an additional advantage: the antivirus recognizes signatures already included in its database and performs differential downloads and updates, which obviously take less time to complete.On the other hand, manual updates using the AVG Anti-Virus Definitions package requires more time and can only be performed in full.and said antivirus program is still updating virtually daily with no problemsassuming you do not have avg 7.5 antivirus on your computer(? An up-to-date virus database is a critical component for any security software, on which the detection rate directly depends.Also, it looks like 7.5 AV Free had a program update about a week ago, but it was only offered for a few days (I declined to do that recommended update at the time), and then was gone and never came back (just virus definition updates have been available).So people are probably running two different program versions at this point.