AVG Support Community
Wow. I find this horrifying. First, just the cluelessness of the support people (other than Komal and ShriThillak), they must just be either marketing shills to divert people from uninstalling the marketing-ware Zen, or just having the typical HORRIFIC English skills of 3am India support.
But more importantly, I fix computer for a living for people. I switch them away from the bloatware of McAfee and Norton BECAUSE of this very type of thing, where the anti-virus program behaves like a virus itself, constantly pestering and misleading the user to buy products, now not only for one machine, but for many, under the GUISE of Zen 'managing' their devices AND not allowing itself to be removed or shut off!! YOU PEOPLE HAVE GONE OVER TO 'THE DARK SIDE'!
PLEASE, _back off_ of this slippery slope! You've gone too far! Yes, I understand you have to make money and I WANT you to, so you are still around. But to adopt the tactics not only of your AWFUL competition, but of VIRSUES and MALWARE itself?? Come up and breath the fresh air and rekmember your beginnings and purpose. Rethink this Zen thing. Make it an option, repurpose it to be TRULY what you say it is or get rid of it even better!
This thread and others are SO distrubing to me. I literally have instaled THOUSANDS of coipies of AVG over the years and my customers have loved you. NOW I am getting complaints!! People think its a virus diguised as AVG and are UNINSTALLING IT! Others see it as the bloatware/ADWARE it is becoming and uninstalling it and going BACK to McAwful and igNorton!
You're killing you golden goose!
and she said I can disable program update schedule and keep virus definition schedule enable, then I won't get auto program update, but I will need to keep an eye in this page :http://www.avg.com/ww-en/download-update-2014. and manually update some new core update. She said this may work, but if not working, I will need to download AVG 2016 free version without Zen, that's the link you posted.
oh forgot the link: http://www.avg.com/ca-en/download.prd-afh-free
choose AVG_Antivirus_Free_x64_693.exe (without Zen)
AVG_Antivirus_Free_692.exe (with Zen)
am I corrrect?
Thank you Rich E and Kshore! I have downloaded 64 bit one in that page, it's a huge file 205 mb. I guess this is a full installer, because I saw the first one is call avg antivirus free (recommended), only has 2 mb. Is that with Zen? Then second one and third one are 32 bit and 64 bit, these 2 are full installer and without Zen?
My system is Intel Pentium Dual core E5800 3.2 Ghz, 4 GB Ram, but the technician told me that my system cannot install new softwares anymore because the cpu cannot support and cannot upgrade the ram. AVG eats up my ram memory when scanning and after scanning my ram memory only has less than 1.8 GB remains, so it's easily to have memory dump and make tthe window 7 stopped working. I hope this 2016 antivirus free ver without Zen doesn't have this problem. And I don't understand the fix performance function in avg 2016, it said I have 8.08 GB errors and after I opened it, it shows me the errors I don't understand. Not like "Fix performance" in 2014 ver. only 3 errors and I understand what kind of error is that.
Today I turned on my compuuter and have the avg update, no zen install to my computer, this is weird. Maybe I disabled the program update schedule. It only updated the definitions.
I would like to know that if there is Zen in this avg 2016 free download page?
And I have AVG antivirus 2014 free version installer (a normal one also), how come it will install Zen after I installed this free version a day or 3 days later?
For those of you, who can't get rid of "The Zen Feature", try run the provided AVG Uninstaller for Zen -> remove eventually ini. file -> run Ccleaner (check settings to remove AVG leftovers) -> restart pc -> download offline installer, and it should work. If not........I doubt, there's a cure.
Geez, what a deroute for TuneUp Utilities 2012 (e.g.) Happy New Year everybody.
So you mean I still can install the AVG 2016 free without zen from the link: http://files-download.avg.com/inst/mp/AVG_Antivirus_Free_x64_693.exe? I have downloaded one a few months ago and want to install it at the end of this year, if it's without Zen, I will install it later. I don't need Zen for my computer because I don't have ipad and laptop connect to my computer.
I also found that there is no new virus definition update for AVG 2014 free version, it stopped update on Oct 5, but yesterday it has new updates, and today it has no updates again. I have checked other versions, they all have new virus definition updates today, I am wondering why there is no updates for 2014 version today again.
you can see the following pages, only avg 2014 free version doesn't have any update, others have:
http://www.avg.com/ww-en/download-update-2013 (have new virus definition updates today, Iavi:13178)
http://www.avg.com/ww-en/download-update-2014 (no new virus definition updates today, Iavi:13169)
http://www.avg.com/ww-en/download-update-2015.tpl-stdfull (have new virus definition updates today, Iavi:13178)
http://www.avg.com/ww-en/download-update.tpl-stdfull (2016, have new virus definition updates today, Iavi:13178)
would you please take a look and fix it? It said end support after Dec 31, 2016, not now. Please keep virus definition updates everyday for 2014 version until Dec 31 as it said, Thank you!
I don't know why some technical persons in this forum keep saying it's no longer available for download. I have already told you I have already downloaded on May, I have the installation file, the exe file, 255mb. And I also have tried the link, it's still available for downloading, it opened a window and have a save file button. I have also use this exe file to install AVG 2016 free version without Zen successfully, it has no Zen and virus definition file is up to date now, Iavi: 13685. But 2014 version still in 13681.
Please try the link before you told people that it's not working or no longer available for download