AVG Free



Joy
07-09-2005, 10:53 PM
Not sure if this is the right NewsGroup to ask this. I just tried for the
second time to download AVG free (Grisoft) in my husband's (Win98) computer,
and both times it said something about 2 files being corrupt (will it help
to know which?) and to try again. Like I said, this is the second try and
it still says it. If/since I can't put that in his computer, what would be
the next best free AV? His Norton isn't up-to-date, and I don't especially
want to renew/update it.

Lance
07-09-2005, 10:53 PM
http://www.clamwin.com/

Joy thought carefully and wrote on 6/3/2005 8:01 PM:
> Not sure if this is the right NewsGroup to ask this. I just tried for
> the second time to download AVG free (Grisoft) in my husband's (Win98)
> computer, and both times it said something about 2 files being corrupt
> (will it help to know which?) and to try again. Like I said, this is
> the second try and it still says it. If/since I can't put that in his
> computer, what would be the next best free AV? His Norton isn't
> up-to-date, and I don't especially want to renew/update it.

mae
07-09-2005, 10:53 PM
I have been trying this one on a '98.
Uses minimal resources, easy to configure and is effective.
http://www.antivir-pe.de/en/
A new release will be out June 7th.
(so the servers to download will be busy then)
Here are some support forums for it:
(it is German but you can sign-up for a newsletter)
http://www.free-av.de/forum
http://www.castlecops.com/
--
mae

"Joy" <joymp2@bellsouth.net.NO_SPAM> wrote in message news:%23Q$LxGLaFHA.616@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
| Not sure if this is the right NewsGroup to ask this. I just tried for the
| second time to download AVG free (Grisoft) in my husband's (Win98) computer,
| and both times it said something about 2 files being corrupt (will it help
| to know which?) and to try again. Like I said, this is the second try and
| it still says it. If/since I can't put that in his computer, what would be
| the next best free AV? His Norton isn't up-to-date, and I don't especially
| want to renew/update it.
|

Jim Carlock
07-09-2005, 10:53 PM
1) Clear your browser cache before downloading it again.
2) If you don't clear your browser cache, a second download
will copy the file from your cache to the folder you download
to.

If it is still a problem after you download again after your browser
cache is cleared, then post back with more information about the
error message.

--
Jim Carlock
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"Joy" <joymp2@bellsouth.net.NO_SPAM> wrote:
Not sure if this is the right NewsGroup to ask this. I just tried for the
second time to download AVG free (Grisoft) in my husband's (Win98) computer,
and both times it said something about 2 files being corrupt (will it help
to know which?) and to try again. Like I said, this is the second try and
it still says it. If/since I can't put that in his computer, what would be
the next best free AV? His Norton isn't up-to-date, and I don't especially
want to renew/update it.

Joy
07-09-2005, 10:53 PM
That worked! Thanks, Jim!

"Jim Carlock" <anonymous@localhost> wrote in message
news:%23Se%23iyQaFHA.2736@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
> 1) Clear your browser cache before downloading it again.
> 2) If you don't clear your browser cache, a second download
> will copy the file from your cache to the folder you download
> to.
>
> If it is still a problem after you download again after your browser
> cache is cleared, then post back with more information about the
> error message.
>
> --
> Jim Carlock
> Please post replies to newsgroup.
>
> "Joy" <joymp2@bellsouth.net.NO_SPAM> wrote:
> Not sure if this is the right NewsGroup to ask this. I just tried for
> the
> second time to download AVG free (Grisoft) in my husband's (Win98)
> computer,
> and both times it said something about 2 files being corrupt (will it help
> to know which?) and to try again. Like I said, this is the second try and
> it still says it. If/since I can't put that in his computer, what would
> be
> the next best free AV? His Norton isn't up-to-date, and I don't
> especially
> want to renew/update it.
>
>

Jim Carlock
07-09-2005, 10:53 PM
Hi Joy!

Glad that it worked out for you.

It goes to show that ANY file copying process can be corrupted.
It happens more frequently when downloading things from the
Internet. It can happen when copying from one disk to another.
From most often to least offen the corruptions occur in the
following order:

1) Copying from the Internet produces more corruptions
than any other type of copying.

2) Copying over a network (ie, from one computer to
another over network wiring) occurs less often than copying
from the Internet. However, if a network cable is running
past a motorized object (a fan) you could end up seeing more
corruptions).

3) Copying from a floppy disk to the hard drive seems to occur
more often than copying from a CD to a hard disk drive.

4) Copying from one hard disk drive to another occurs the least.
It rarely occurs but it does and can happen.

So just think, when downloading, it's going from one network,
to your network, then it goes from your network cabling to your
hard disk (the browser's cache), then your browser copies what's
in the cache to the folder you've specified.

So whenever you download a file off the Internet, clear your
browser cache before downloading a second time. Those little
electrons running along the wires are magnetic and may sway
in their movements.

Hope that helps. :-)

--
Jim Carlock

The Solar System is an electron running along the Galactic Internet.
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"Joy" <joymp2@bellsouth.net.NO_SPAM> wrote:
That worked! Thanks, Jim!

"Jim Carlock" <anonymous@localhost> wrote in message
news:%23Se%23iyQaFHA.2736@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
> 1) Clear your browser cache before downloading it again.
> 2) If you don't clear your browser cache, a second download
> will copy the file from your cache to the folder you download
> to.
>
> If it is still a problem after you download again after your browser
> cache is cleared, then post back with more information about the
> error message.
>
> --
> Jim Carlock
> Please post replies to newsgroup.
>
> "Joy" <joymp2@bellsouth.net.NO_SPAM> wrote:
> Not sure if this is the right NewsGroup to ask this. I just tried for
> the
> second time to download AVG free (Grisoft) in my husband's (Win98)
> computer,
> and both times it said something about 2 files being corrupt (will it help
> to know which?) and to try again. Like I said, this is the second try and
> it still says it. If/since I can't put that in his computer, what would
> be
> the next best free AV? His Norton isn't up-to-date, and I don't
> especially
> want to renew/update it.
>
>


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