Updating avg antivirus database

Also had to got to e-mail scan and changed it to scan both incoming and outgoing mail.... I was working on a Windows 98 computer and removed 7.5, but when I tried to replace it, I got the message that the operating system was too old. I can see why companies wouldn't want to use valuable resources to support old operating systems, but I can also see that a lot of people don't have resources to upgrade.

I get auto-updates on a regular basis and scan for viruses daily at the end of day. I reinstalled 7.5 from an old utilities disk and immediately got the message that I was using a VERY OLD version. How much would it take to keep a set of definitions current?

Their faq says that you let the 8.0 installer uninstall 7.5 A/V (or something like that).

And there are no references or instructions as to how/when you're supposed to uninstall Antispyware 7.5 Free or Anti Rootkit Free (though I did read you need to uninstall both of those prior to installing 8.0 as well).

The origin of myths is explained in this way." - Bertrand Russell as I understand it; AVG's notification means that ALL support and , more importantly UPDATES for the 7.5 avg antivirus version will cease as from 31/12/2008we need to be watching the AVG site ( and any other that may give us any clues ) for any notifications of changes TO the specific date given BY AVG for the avg 7.5 version and put that information on this specifically pinned thread so we have that pool of information on THIS thread so that we do not get 'distracted' FROM that intent, it would help to keep this thread on track please if discussions and problems with the different avg 8.0 version were discussed on one of the many 8.0 avg threads that are appearing on here Edit: At first I agreed with Been There.

This database includes a list of "virus definitions" that the antivirus software references when scanning files.Utilities that include both antivirus and firewall capabilities are typically branded "Internet Security" software or something similar.While antivirus programs are available for Windows, Macintosh, and Unix platforms, most antivirus software is sold for Windows systems.In regards to A/V 7.5 Free, I've read different things (and all from the AVG forum).One official post will say that you're supposed to uninstall 7.5 A/V Free completely before installing 8.0 Free (though it doesn't give specific instructions as to how to do this).

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