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#1098850 --- 11/03/09 07:41 PM AVG Update Scam?
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Is anyone aware of a phishing scam involving AVG 8.5? A relative says he got a message on his computer that his AVG Free Version 8.5 would expire on Dec.1 and he needed to update to Version 9.0 for a fee of $49.95. His AVG updates automatically as far as I know. This whole deal sounds suspicious to me. I don't think AVG does business that way. Any thoughts out there? Anyone experience anything similar lately?

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#1098876 --- 11/03/09 08:27 PM Re: AVG Update Scam? [Re: zipdrive]
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I use AVG and have had no messages about 8.5 needing to update, but thanks for the warning! I'll let you know if I receive anything.
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#1098939 --- 11/04/09 11:45 AM Re: AVG Update Scam? [Re: LOTE]
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AVG 9.0 was released a short time ago. You can get the free version - for FREE, or the paid version for $54.99.

http://www.free.avg.com

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#1098952 --- 11/04/09 12:04 PM Re: AVG Update Scam? [Re: Skeezix]
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I got that update, if you read the smaller print towards the bottom there is a link for the free version.

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#1099002 --- 11/04/09 12:46 PM Re: AVG Update Scam? [Re: Tabbytails]
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AVG is no longer on any list of mine, not after it became a resource hog and itself becam infected with a virus.


I Use http://www.microsoft.com/security_essentials/

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#1099024 --- 11/04/09 01:11 PM Re: AVG Update Scam? [Re: DR. D]
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It's worth a look.

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#1099081 --- 11/04/09 02:18 PM Re: AVG Update Scam? [Re: zipdrive]
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Thanks for the input everybody.

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#1099152 --- 11/04/09 04:32 PM Re: AVG Update Scam? [Re: DR. D]
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Originally Posted By: DR. D
AVG is no longer on any list of mine, not after it became a resource hog and itself becam infected with a virus.


I Use http://www.microsoft.com/security_essentials/


Thanks Dr. D, when I get a chance, I'll be looking into it.
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#1099156 --- 11/04/09 04:51 PM Re: AVG Update Scam? [Re: DR. D]
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Originally Posted By: DR. D
AVG is no longer on any list of mine, not after it became a resource hog and itself becam infected with a virus.


I Use http://www.microsoft.com/security_essentials/



Will that also replace Malwarebytes?

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#1099170 --- 11/04/09 05:13 PM Re: AVG Update Scam? [Re: Tabbytails]
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Originally Posted By: Tabbytails
I got that update, if you read the smaller print towards the bottom there is a link for the free version.


I did it backwards. I got Linux for free, so I don't worry about viruses. You're in luck, though, in addition to AV software; security patches are available from MS. Lots of them.
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#1099234 --- 11/04/09 07:19 PM Re: AVG Update Scam? [Re: VM Smith]
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#1099653 --- 11/05/09 12:03 PM Re: AVG Update Scam? [Re: VM Smith]
DR. D Offline
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Originally Posted By: VM Smith
Originally Posted By: Tabbytails
I got that update, if you read the smaller print towards the bottom there is a link for the free version.


I did it backwards. I got Linux for free, so I don't worry about viruses. You're in luck, though, in addition to AV software; security patches are available from MS. Lots of them.


You dont worry about viruses, you can sure as heck send them out in mass though and never know it....Yes.


To Rich: it does not replace Malwarebytes (another sweet program) continue to run that once a week or once every 2 weeks.


Edited by DR. D (11/05/09 12:12 PM)

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#1108443 --- 11/22/09 04:51 PM Re: AVG Update Scam? [Re: DR. D]
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Originally Posted By: DR. D
AVG is no longer on any list of mine, not after it became a resource hog and itself becam infected with a virus.


I Use http://www.microsoft.com/security_essentials/


Well I finaly got a chance to download this or atleast try to, and I get this message:

Not available in your country or region
You appear to be in a country or region where Microsoft Security Essentials is not available. Thank you for your interest in Microsoft Security Essentials.



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#1108741 --- 11/23/09 03:44 AM Re: AVG Update Scam? [Re: Ranger]
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Ummm, just curious have you checked to see if you are running through a Proxy server? In internet options check in connections and LAN settings. Are you trying to install through which browser what OS are you running?

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#1108748 --- 11/23/09 04:07 AM Re: AVG Update Scam? [Re: DR. D]
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No, no proxy server, lan doesn't work with dialup.

I'm using Ace Explorer as a browser, and have xp Home '02 w/service pack 3
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#1108779 --- 11/23/09 05:16 AM Re: AVG Update Scam? [Re: Ranger]
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There you go then your browser IS a proxy browser, use IE to snag it.

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#1109307 --- 11/24/09 04:36 AM Re: AVG Update Scam? [Re: DR. D]
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Thanks Dr. D, I'll give that a try.
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#1109857 --- 11/25/09 04:28 AM Re: AVG Update Scam? [Re: Ranger]
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worked out just fine, thanks again
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