Critical AVG Security Warning

You are not protected!

AVG 7.5 updates have stopped. You are no longer protected against new viruses and other web threads.

Critical AVG Security Warning

Well, if you had the free version of the AVG 7.5 running and protecting your computer until now, then you are pretty much out of luck. The new upgrade isn’t optional – it is forced on you, of course when you try updating to AVG 8.5 you will get a message stating that “the licence number is not valid”.

So, what is it that you should do in order to get the free AVG 8.5 working? I thought that downloading the installation file from the site might be a pretty good idea. It wasn’t: I found the download link, got the file, ran it and …. the installation failed. It got as far as uninstalling the AVG 7.5, but then gave me an error, something about not being able to write to the registry.

Ok, fine it looks like AVG is out and Avast is in.