Upgrading AVG 7.5 Free to AVG 8.0 Free

Well, AVG seems to be trying to scare you into paying £40 to buy it's new full anti-virus package which like all other vendors' is bloated. So how do you upgrade to AVG 8.0 FREE? Here's a guide.
Downloading the file:
  • Head over to http://free.grisoft.com
  • Click on the 'Get it now' button under the free virus protection
  • Scroll down and click 'Continue to AVG Free download'
  • Click another button on the new page also called 'Continue to AVG Free download'
  • Click 'Download AVG Free 8.0'
  • Click download not on the Cnet site and save the file to the desktop (The downlaod is around 45MB)
Installing the new system:
  • Click the file on the desktop and run it.
  • Click Next and then Accept the agreement
  • AVG will detect that AVG 7 is installed on your PC, click Next
  • Select standard Installation on the next screen
  • Your Free License details should all be filled in automatically, click Next
  • On the next screen uncheck the box if you do not want to install the AVG toolbar and click Next
  • Finally click Finish, on the next screen you will be asked to terminate applications, click Next to do this.
Shortly after the program will install and you will have a first run wizard to go through.
  • Click Next
  • Select what time you'd like your scans to run daily or make them not run daily. Click next
  • On step 3, check the box if you are happy to provide information about potentially dangerous website to AVG, click next to update your AVG.
  • Click Next again
  • AVG cannot update without rebooting and a message may appear saying this. If not, continue through the setup wizard, if so, finish these steps and then reboot and update.
  • Click to register or skip this step.
  • Press Finish and you will be asked to restart, do this - then run the update manually when you have rebooted.
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