AVG AntiVirus Free 2013

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    "Long history of AVG user on hold!"

    September 23, 2012  |   By spearshaker


    Have no way of knowing.


    Have (happily) used AVG free since version 7 or even earlier.(Have XP) When CNET advised 2013 was available, I attempted the download... it hung up at about 80-90% according to task bar. Removed and attempted again, with same result. So, tried full version trial and that loaded, but it seemed to be slowing down my other activities. Removed, attempted to load free and have not been successful. Even with removal tool, search showed 335 AVG references; ran removal again, down to about 170... every attempt to clear and download stopped at same place. Eventually paid my $15 to let AVG do it... over 2 hours later, even they gave up. Because I had to be on line for awhile, removed again and downloaded Avast free.... as a stop gap. Will get back with AVG for the paid install, since Avast seems to bog down on occaisions as well.
    This is very surprising and disappointing... have always been happy with AVG and never had problems downloading (never had to use removal tool before either)


    Wish I knew what has gone wrong; is it my older computer, XP (has Service Pack 3 plus all updates). Even if I cannot get this to work will be using it with new computer as soon as I win the lottery and can afford one.

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