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    AVG update

    <img src=/S/free.gif border=0 alt=free width=30 height=15> AVG version 7.322 is available here: Grisoft Freeweb: Get AVG for your home PC virus protection.

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    Re: AVG update

    7.0.322, I think.

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    Re: AVG update

    Something I'd never seen in the free edition...
    When I manually updated, it installed the "recommended updates" (def/sig files) only. When I ran update a second time, it installed the "optional updates", updating the engine and other components to v.7.0.322.

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    Re: AVG update

    Just downloaded and tried to install, but it keeps asking for a number that was sent by email or off the box. Where does one request a number to be sent by email?

    Now running HP Pavilion a6528p, with Win7 64 Bit OS.

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    Re: AVG update

    Hi Dave, generally when you first register with Grisoft they send you a license number, just register again if you haven't got one. gws

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    Re: AVG update

    When you download it they ask you to register and to provide an email address. They send a serial number to that address and you have to enter it when you install the software. At least that was how it worked when I started with AVG on version 6. I got my serial number when I downloaded and installed version 6. It didn't ask for a new one when I downloaded and installed version 7.

    The FAQ on their site has a rather cryptic answer to the question about where you get a license number "You needn't to register to get AVG FREE license number. The license number is predefined in each AVG Free installation package." I'm not quite sure what that means and it's hard for me to test it as I already have AVG installed. I notice now that the licence number I found in About... on the Help in my AVG installation is not the same as the 'serial number' they sent me when I first registered and installed version 6.

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    Re: AVG update

    Ian,
    Their FAQ is correct. I just installed AVG Free version seven on an older Win98 machine, and wasn't required to provide a serial number; it was pre-defined and entered itself automatically upon installation of the program. So, unlike version six, version seven really doesn't require registration.
    BTW, AVG has a beta version of their freeware antivirus that includes a firewall. Should anyone wish to try it out, the URL is
    http://www.grisoft.com/doc/avgplusfw/lng/u.../tpl01#download

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    Re: AVG update

    I see in your profile that IE is your browser. You might want to take a look at <!post=Alan Miller's StarPost,438749>Alan Miller's StarPost<!/post> here. He has come up with a really speedy and EASY way to post links in Lounge posts. I've not been into the TagPanel ever since he created it, and I use Mozilla.

    Edited to add: That's funny. I edited your post above to fix the link and evidently you did it too. Your fingers are (almost) as fast as Hans'... <img src=/S/anigrin.gif border=0 alt=anigrin width=19 height=19>

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    Re: AVG update

    So it's not clear why Dave A is being asked to enter a number.

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    Re: AVG update

    Thanks for the starpost by Alan Miller. Incidentally, I use Firefox, but had briefly opened up IE 6 when I saw a notice in the 1-Click TagPanel Help file that said something about other browsers putting the tags at the end, so I thought I'd try using the browser they recommended. Hated to open IE, but had to try it.

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    Re: AVG update

    <P ID="edit" class=small>(Edited by Leif on 29-May-05 06:57. )</P>If you got notification of my first reply, I mistakenly answered that it did work OK in FireFox, but of course at the moment it doesn't!

    I still use FF by preference, and on the odd occasion I need to use the 1-Click tags, I just cut and paste the code to the correct part of the post.

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    Re: AVG update

    <P ID="edit" class=small>(Edited by jscher2000 on 29-May-05 00:48. )</P>Unfortunately, because Firefox is a hybrid of the "official" W3C, old Netscape, and Internet Explorer document object models, it will take quite a bit of work to update the Lounge scripts to wring out all of its functionality. Right now, I believe Firefox is treated as though it were an old version of Netscape. The userAgent string is:

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    I'm going to set the general.useragent.override property in about:config to something IE-ish and see what happens. <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15>

    Update: Well, okay, I set it to Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; SV1; .NET CLR 1.1.4322) and now web servers think I'm running IE6. This is going to get me in trouble with some scripts. Does the 1-Click TagPanel work better now? Uh, no. There's still some important difference generating script errors (I think it's Mozilla's insistence on [square brackets] for array/collection counters, but it's just a guess). I suppose I'd better morph back now...

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    Re: AVG update

    Thanks for the effort. Much appreciated.

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    Re: AVG update

    I have downloaded it 4 times and it has NEVER ask me to do any thing but run or save, and I have saved to disk. Then when I tried to run the setup, it ask for the number.

    Now running HP Pavilion a6528p, with Win7 64 Bit OS.

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    Re: AVG update

    Dave,

    I've downloaded and installed AVG7 on several machines wihtout it asking for a key. Have you tried re-downloading recently?Sure you didn't accidentially download the pro version?

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