- 10-16-2009 06:55 PM #1
Need help installing AVG free 9.0
When trying to install AVG free 9.0 build 686 (10-13-09) on 2 different computers I get a message saying that Zone Alarm is potentially incompatible software and recommending uninstalling it. The Zone Alarm is Version 8.0.298.000 (free version) and is the only firewall I use so I don't want to uninstall it unless I can find something to replace it. Have others run across this problem? Are there any solutions? Thanks for any help you can give me.
- 10-16-2009 07:59 PM #2
Yes I have seen complaints with AVG 9.0 and other firewalls too namely Comodo. Would you consider a different free Anti Virus? Such as Avast.
- 10-17-2009 09:46 AM #3
Thanks for your reply. Although I have been using AVG for several years, I've read a number of comments referring to it as "crapware" and saying it has become "bloated." So, yes, I would be interested in a different Anti Virus. I run XP SP2. Would you give me a recommendation for a free Avast product??
Thanks again for your help.
- 10-17-2009 05:43 PM #4
Here is Avast free home addition----->FREE antivirus software with spyware protection: avast! Home Edition
Only Install 1 Anti Virus program, and 1 Firewall program.
Please let us know how it goes.
- 10-17-2009 05:57 PM #5
Hi Zep 516:
I installed Avast Home Edition 4.8.1356, altho I downloaded it directly from Avast's site. After installing it, I got a message saying that Zone Alarm is potentially incompatible software. It also gave me the option of changing some setting of Zone Alarm. But while I was trying to understand & implement that change, Avast opened one window after another with each window asking me to make a decision regarding Avast which I wasn't prepared to do & finally felt overwhelmed by all of these Avast windows. Avast appeared to have good features but I could not handle all of these questions coming at me one after the other.
- 10-17-2009 06:23 PM #6
Could you review this link ZoneAlarm Antivirus Release History - ZoneAlarm by Check Point - Award winning PC Protection, Antivirus, Firewall, Anti-Spyware, Identity Protection, and much more. and I will get back to you.
Also this link http://nevcal.com/glenn/avast_setup.html
Last edited by zep516; 10-17-2009 at 06:55 PM.
- 10-18-2009 08:52 AM #7
- 10-18-2009 09:29 AM #8
I reviewed the info you suggested. As I mentioned in my original post I have Zone Alarm Free Ver. 8.0.298.00. I installed Avast Home Edition 4.8.1356, but due to the probs I encountered I've uninstalled it. I can see that one prob - the one relating to Zone Alarm being incompatible - doesn't apply since I have the Free version. I'm willing to try Avast again if I can get thru the install probs I mentioned. Also on CNET's site they state that: "Though it took quite some time to run, we're impressed with this application's boot-time antivirus scan." This makes me realize that I need to know more about Avast. How much customization can be done, especially WHEN it will do a scan & WHEN will it update itself? Is there a web site that would have answers, or better yet, a web site that has a Users Manual?
Thanks for the info you've given me. I really appreciate it. I'm hoping that I can move to an Anti Virus program which is better than AVG. Thanks!
- 10-18-2009 09:33 AM #9
Here is Avast forum that may be help Technical Support Let us know how you do there.
- 10-18-2009 09:36 AM #10
I'm sorry I didn't respond quicker to your post. We've had a couple family members with H1N1 flu. And have been spending time caring for & helping them.