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October 27, 2011 17:46 Pop-Up :- AVG Anti-Virus Free Needs To Be Updated #178738
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six-h

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Is this pop-up a genuine one, or is it a scam?
Either way, I would prefer if it could be disabled.
I want to continue using AVG 9, I don't need the hassle of taming yet another version just yet!
I need time to recover from the last one!! :laughing:
November 1, 2011 07:40 Re: Pop-Up :- AVG Anti-Virus Free Needs To Be Updated #179196
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Hello six-h,

Yes, pop-up is most likely genuine to ensure it please provide us with screenshot.

Actual info about end of support can be found here.

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November 1, 2011 20:56 Re: Pop-Up :- AVG Anti-Virus Free Needs To Be Updated #179286
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Are you using 8.5 or 9.0??? If so please upgrade to the enhanced 2012 version
January 18, 2012 18:15 Re: Pop-Up :- AVG Anti-Virus Free Needs To Be Updated #187993
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AVG Needs Updating Pop-Up..

My experience has been that the Win7 virus puts out the pop-up "AVG needs to be updated". When you click on "update now" from the pop-up, you then get the Win7 virus that is very difficult to eliminate from your computer. Anytime you get that "update AVG" message it's better to simply open your AVG anti-virus program & update it from there if it needs updating. Clicking on the pop-up is risky to say the least.
January 18, 2012 18:41 Re: Pop-Up :- AVG Anti-Virus Free Needs To Be Updated #187996
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Hello Pastblasting,

There are many fake security programs which attempt to pose as real.
AVG should detect such files, but if you encounter any undetected suspicious files, please provide with them as described here.

If you are unsure if any popup is genuine, please provide us with a screenshot so we can advise you further.

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June 7, 2012 18:47 Re: Pop-Up :- AVG Anti-Virus Free Needs To Be Updated #207095
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AVG Update pop-up..

i am getting the same pop-up
win7 64 bit
Firefox 12.0
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June 8, 2012 12:52 Re: Pop-Up :- AVG Anti-Virus Free Needs To Be Updated #207249
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Hello dolarbill,

Let us inform you that this pop-up is connected with the AVG Summer Update (Service Pack 1). It is safe and recommended to update your AVG this way.

Thank you.



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