AVG Anti-Virus 9.0

For those of you, like me, who use AVG Free Anti-Virus there is a new version that has just been put out. AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition 9.0. This new version is pretty much the same as the old one, but offers more support for Windows 7. The interface looks exactly the same and seems to run like normal AVG. However as I am sure support for AVG Anti-Virus 8.5 is going to go away, I would recommend upgrading. I have some instructions below for those of you using it so you can get upgraded to the new 9.0 version.

  1. Go to http://free.avg.com/
  2. Under the New AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition 9.0 click GET IT NOW
  3. Scroll down under the AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition column to the bottom and click DOWNLOAD
  4. On the next screen you can click do download using CNET or there is a direct link at the bottom. Do not choose to do the Premium Upgrade as that will cost money.

Once it is downloaded click to install AVG, it should be able to install over your existing AVG 8.5 version. Make sure to uncheck the options for the AVG toolbar and for providing data to AVG. After that you should be all set and on the new version.