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I can't download free AVG antivirus software, only the PC package

\015 I have a Toshiba Satellite L305-S5921 notebook computer with Windows Vista Home Premium and am connected to Comcast high speed internet. After the anti-virus trial period ended (about 6 months), I wanted to download the free AVG, version 8.5 anti-virus software, and the PC would not allow the downloading of the software. The message was that I had a Trojan virus, and they only allowed the downloading of the expensive software they promoted. \015\012\015\012There was a suggestion that did not work. I went to the website http://www.housecall.trendmicro.com/uk/, and clicked on a link to allow a free scan. There I clicked on another link which stated \342\200\234click here for a free scan.\342\200\235 When I got there I tried to download the free scan, and my PC would not allow me to download the software. Instead, I got an error message, which was a window stating; \342\200\234Warning! Visiting this site may harm your computer. This website probably contains malicious software programs which can cause damage to your computer\342\200\246 We recommend you to install (or activate) antivirus security software.\342\200\235 It then gave me an option to do 1.continue unprotected, or 2. get security software.\015\012\015\012If I click on #1, the software throws me back to a previous website, and I keep getting the above message, and can not download the free scan. If I click on the #2, I am able to pay for the PC anti-virus software, for about $60 for one year.'' How can I solve this problem without paying for the \342\200\234Personal anti-virus software?\015

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You don't have to download the installer. Simply click Installation Files at the AVG Free page and click the one that's largest. There are only 2 available, it's the bottom one. I think it's around 600 MB.

Also, http://download.cnet.com/Malwarebytes-Anti-Malware/3000-8022_4-10804572.html?part=dl-10804572&subj=dl&tag=button
has a much more reliable one-time scanner. I would use AVG-Free regularly (because MBAM has no active scanner), but run MalwareBytes once to get whatever is on there off. It's likely some form of malware that's telling you AVG is a virus, anyway. Expired virus-protections don't give you errors, but they do need to be uninstalled.
AVG free can be downloaded here:
\015\012http://free.avg.com/download-avg-anti-virus-free-edition
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\015\012You should uninstall your old anti-virus as they can conflict with each other causeing you even more troubles.
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