Ashraf HZ
Ashraf HZ
Communications
02 May 2008

AVG Free Edition 8 is out!

If you've been stuck with AVG Free 7.5 for what seems an eternity, Girsoft has recently rolled out Version 8.0.100 here:

AVG Free - Download installation files & documentation

What's cool?
- Its now integrated with the awesome AVG Antispyware
- Updated GUI (yay!)
- Compatible with Vista

Quirks?
Well, it'll install an AVG Security Toolbar on your web browsers, even if you chose not to during the installation as well as some other addons that you may not need (like Link Scanner).

Fret not, here's how to install AVG without any unnecessary addons:

From AVG Free - FAQ
If you wish to install AVG 8.0 Free Edition without the LinkScanner component, or uninstall this component from your program, please proceed as follows:
  • Download the AVG 8.0 Free Edition installation package from our website.
  • Run the installation with the parameters /REMOVE_FEATURE fea_AVG_SafeSurf /REMOVE_FEATURE fea_AVG_SafeSearch. One way to achieve this is to:
    • save the AVG Free installation file directly to disk C:\
    • open menu Start -> Run
    • type
      c:\avg_free_stf_*.exe /REMOVE_FEATURE fea_AVG_SafeSurf /REMOVE_FEATURE fea_AVG_SafeSearch
  • The installation will be started, and AVG will be installed without the LinkScanner component.
So far so good. The scanning was very thorough.. almost like AntiVir.

Will update this thread when I'm more familiarized with it 😀

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