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March 24, 2010 20:55 Trial Version? Or Free Version? #75987
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I have just downloaded what I thought was the free version of AVG antivirus, but it says that my free trial period ends in 29 days and that I will need to purchase to continue protection.

Can anyone enlighten me?
March 24, 2010 21:33 Re: Trial Version? Or Free Version? #76009
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If you require the AVG Free version now instead of the 30 Day Trial version have a look @ this link http://forums.avg.com/ww-en/avg-free-forum?sec=thread&act=show&id=49091#post_49091.


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March 24, 2010 21:50 Re: Trial Version? Or Free Version? #76015
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Switch 30 Day Trial To Free Edition..

ondraploteny wrote
Hi,

the reinstallation is the only known possible way how to downgrade AVG Trial (Pro) to AVG Free.

Could you please provide me with some link (screenshot) where is said, it could be done easily to fix it?

As the AVG download manager does not have this information (viz attached screenshot).

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I am really confused here, as I have just today downloaded what I thought was the free version, following the links for the free version.

I do not remember seeing anything about a trial version, however, the downloaded software tells me that my 'trial version will expire in 29 days'!

Not a good start. I have just uninstalled McAfee as it took 7 days to run a full scan!! I had heard good reports about the free AVG Antivirus, including a report from the consumer group 'Which?'.

As I only wanted the free version, do I really have to uninstall and start all over again? ..and what if I find that I have the trial version again?
March 24, 2010 22:06 Re: Trial Version? Or Free Version? #76017
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You downloaded & saved the wrong install file in the 1st place. Just follow the directions in the link in the previous post & you'll be downgraded to AVG Free Edition. Run your install file again select uninstall & a dialog comes asking if you really want to uninstall AVG or downgrade to AVG Free.


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March 25, 2010 12:40 Re: Trial Version? Or Free Version? #76203
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Big Al,

I have run the install file again but it does not give me the option to uninstall. It just starts installing again.
March 25, 2010 12:50 Re: Trial Version? Or Free Version? #76207
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If AVG is actually installed & running on your system & you run the actual install file that you downloaded & saved you should be offered 3 options namely.... Add or Remove components, Repair Installation & Uninstall product.



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March 25, 2010 14:49 Re: Trial Version? Or Free Version? #76241
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Thanks Big Al.

It didn't look as if there were any options, but I let it run through a little way, and the 3 options you mentioned came up.

It converted from the trial version to the free version instantly.

Many thanks for your help, and for your quick responses.
March 25, 2010 14:56 Re: Trial Version? Or Free Version? #76245
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OK No probs.. Pleased to see that you appear to be now sorted.


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