For AVG 7.5 and Win98 users PSA

repost from alt.windows98

I’m trying to become a moderator over at the free forum…Big AL
has too much power and closes down threads too soon but there is a
way around. go here: http://free.avg.com/download-update
You want the two lower files, the ones with iavi and avi within
their file names.

here is a C & P of my post in the forum…:

This is not for the faint hearted…do this only if you intimately
know your system. First, go to www.majorgeeks.com…to the antivirus
subcatagory, look down you’ll see the listings for AVG.

{no need to go to majorgeeks…I gave you the URL…}

{snipped}

The next page gives a warning…ignore it but the file sizes[a
binary .bin] is about 30-40 Mb or about 10 minutes on a 256k
connection. Do not update your clock as stated in the sticky
here,you should do that as a standalone operation when connected to
the NIST time servers[? Yahoo it]. Before you click the indicated
button…create an easy to find folder,with an easy name. Set your
Windows download manager to go to that folder, ditto if you’re using
a third party product. Click and make sure its going where you want
or start over. Once the binary is in your folder right click the AVG
icon in the taskbar as you normally would for a manual update but
obviously you want to select “Folder” not Internet and when the
Windows popup comes on screen direct the manager to the folder you
created. AVG should detect and if it does, you will get the regular
update screen and watch for the files being loaded. At first my AVG
did not use the new database because it was on a schedule but on a
manual scan it did. You can confirm installation by observing the
lower right side bar for version and date and also in the Control
Centre dialogue/window. Current version is…270.12.11/2095
released on 5/4/2009…it is now 03:10 Eastern at the time of
posting this. CC reports Last Test was run on 5/5/2009 at 2:01:00 AM
on the same line as the version. When you’ve run testing with the
new database once or twice,you can if you want delete it without
affecting performance of AVG 7.5 or keep it as an archive but I
don’t see why you would…you only need the most current download.

I don’t know how to make it any plainer than that.

AL…leave this post alone.


Plus you can confirm in the CC by clicking ‘information’ then
‘about’.

I just did it again now and have in the Information box…version
tab…

Program version: 7.5.557
Virus base: 270.12.21/2101 Release date:5/6/2009 5:58 PM

Now version 7.5.557 is what they let you have up to April 30th,
however filehippo only has 7.5.524a in their archives…not sure
what that means for new installations yet. My last PIII died of old
age last December. This Asus I’m on now only supports 2000 or
later…if I get another socket 370 board, I can rebuild my
multiboot system and will try 7.5.524. Of course, you are welcome to
try and see if it sets itself up to 7.5.557 or not. Either way, at
the URL site what you want in the two bottom most files, the upper
two only work if you have 8.x! Again, you want the ~35Mb file and
the ~5-7Mb file near the bottom.
It is a bit of work but useful if you want to keep 7.5.xxx and
Win98 going.

Spread the word my fellow droogies!!!
[ref. “A Clockwork Orange”]

Thanks browncoat I needed to update my 98 AVG.The method seemed to work & I’m running a complete scan now. No need for majorgeeks as you stated.
the URL : http://free.avg.com/download-update is all that is needed.
This might also help.The above link states :
Notice for AVG Free 7.5 users
The following downloads are for our new version AVG Free 8.0. If you are using AVG 7.5, please click here to get downloads for your AVG Free 7.5 product.
That is not correct if you click the :get downloads for your AVG Free 7.5 product.
You find this:
End of 7.5 version support
Support for AVG 7.5 products ended on April 30, 2009. This support covers all home and SMB/enterprise solutions, and includes all updates and 24/7 technical and sales support.
So just DL the files it says are for v. 8.0 .

I was a bit confused by the quote below maybe browncoat could explain it.Time didn’t seem to affect the update.

[QUOTE=browncoat;2270507] Do not update your clock as stated in the sticky here,you should do that as a standalone operation when connected to the NIST time servers[? Yahoo it]. QUOTE]

[QUOTE=cholla;2271360]

I was a bit confused by the quote below maybe browncoat could explain it.Time didn’t seem to affect the update.

[QUOTE=browncoat;2270507] Do not update your clock as stated in the sticky here,you should do that as a standalone operation when connected to the NIST time servers[? Yahoo it]. QUOTE][/QUOTE]

Well first, the sticky post over at the free forum wants you to update your clock, that isn’t necessary.

Plus not everyone knows what NIST means it is these:

http://tf.nist.gov/timefreq/service/its.htm

XP and later has it built in 2000pro and earlier do not but the same functionality can be had by using their free utility.

Ppl could find that out by google/yahoo search if they want to, I just got lazy typing…sorry for the confusion.

[QUOTE=cholla;2271360]T
So just DL the files it says are for v. 8.0 .

[/QUOTE]

Again to emphasize, just the bottom two, they’ll have “iavi” and “avi” within their filenames.

Last but not least, since program updates have stopped have something like Spybot S & D, which is good for all Winblows in tandem and once a week double check with a visit to Kaspersky’s free scan.

http://usa.kaspersky.com/products_services/free-virus-scanner.php

majorgeeks.com is a good source for trusted utilities.

You’re correct I should have said the last two files.
I thought the post about the time might be at the a AVG free forum.I didn’t go there to try & find it.
I have used the Kaspersky scanner for my newer computer with Vista.
I was just glad I could keep updating my older 98 one as well.
I have Spybot on it & Spywareblaster as well.I also had Lavasoft ad-aware but it will no longer update so I uninstalled it.

[QUOTE=cholla;2271665]You’re correct I should have said the last two files.
.[/QUOTE]

I’ll post this before I log off.
7.5.xxx doesn’t have a link scanner and d/l it might bugger up your system and the resident shield doesn’t have the full function that the paid-for version has, so it is good to run anti-spyware as well. Firefox and Spybot will work together to keep you away from suspicious sites.

good night.

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[QUOTE=browncoat;2278828]Bump again[/QUOTE]

someone over at alt.windows98 hit a snag, so I thought I’d repost my response here as well. (where’s the bloody edit button on this forum?):

Could just be me but this method stopped working
> for me yesterday. I had used it successfully for
> about three weeks.
>
> AVG didn’t recognize the latest update files.
> Downloaded them twice, so not a corruption issue.
>
> Ripped AVG out by the roots and replaced it
> with Avast.
>
>

Well I just updated manually after supper on Wednesday…let me
look…

Control Centre :

Information…About…
I have Virus database:270.12.43/2138 Release Date:5/27/2009 6:21 PM
on the version tab in the info dialogue.
I know it hiccupped for me on Saturday because the full files didn’t
d/l for some reason, then it worked on Sunday.

I would clear the cache in your browser[s] clean out all but the most
necessary cookies and try again.

When I do my daily again, I’ll see and report back in 48-60 hours.
I still don’t have another socket 370 yet so I can’t test for W98
only 2000 Pro [this Asus board] and XP on the HTPC.

the method still works on my W2kP installations
currently In Control Center:
Information…About…Version Tab:
Virus base:270.12.48/2147 Release Date:5/31/2009 8:45 PM

Moderators: could you please move my PSA to your new updates forum?

Thanks…Bruce

So does anyone know if this still works for Win98SE? I’ve updated this way a couple of times in early May with no problems. Been holding off on updating the last week or so.

thanks,

Rusty

[QUOTE=Rusty-USA;2285154]So does anyone know if this still works for Win98SE? I’ve updated this way a couple of times in early May with no problems. Been holding off on updating the last week or so.

thanks,

Rusty[/QUOTE]

Yes Rusty, just make sure it is the two bottom files going to the folder you’re most familiar with, point AVG to it, then watch its update window.
Some times on the weekend they don’t get both files posted, so you’ll only see two actions performed in the update window instead of three.

I just updated and have Virus base:270.12.49/2149, Release date: 6/1/2009 5:55 PM. In the Information…About…Version dialogue box.

Again, because no hole patches or exploit repairs are being offered, double check using Kaspersky’s free scanner, have Spybot S&D or similar in tandem and you’ll be OK.
If really in doubt…I endorse www.majorgeeks.com as a trusted site for utilities where you could pick up Avria or Avast.

Its’ my silly XP machine that is still displaying the yellow/red “you’ve got no protection” ad box, probably because of XP having those restore points, which 2000Pro and W98 doesn’t but those restore points also make a handy hiding place for virii and trojans to conceal themselves. However users of 2000 or later can move on to PC Tools freeware AV. On the XP machine I just hit the “stay unprotected” dialogue box button and proceed normally.
If the Canadian dollar keeps climbing against the US, I’ve located a source for socket 370/P3 boards I may purchase in the next couple of months to rebuild my multi-boot test system, as it is I couldn’t be a beta tester for Windows 7…but others have good reports on it and as long as you have a 1GHz single core or better it should run on modest machines but now I’ve gone off-topic.

G’night for now.

I see now where the XP machine may be off, the version on it is 7.5.560, later than my 2000Pro setups. That may be why AVGs advert keeps popping up.

and still functions on the workstation.
Control Center:

Information…About… Version tab:
Program version:7.5.557
Virus base:270.12.52/2153 Release date:6/3/2009 6:00 PM

I went ahead and updated on my win98se machine. Seems to be working ok!

thanks!

Rusty

OOPs! my bad! looks like the Authors of Avira have dropped W98 support, so if your archived copy of AVG 7.5{or filehippo’s archived AVG Free Edition 7.5.524} fails on a fresh installation, then it looks like Avast is the only game in town for OSs older than 2000Pro.

:doh:
Disregard my previous comments on the AVG Linkscanner, looking at majorgeeks, it is still listed as “WinAll” but if you are already running Firefox and Spybot S&D, then those two dovetail nicely to give the same protection against suspicious web sites. I would say that if you are dependent on Internet Explorer 5 or 6 and use Google instead of Yahoo get and run the Linkscanner from majorgeeks , the file above the two ‘avi’ files is just the database.
:smiley:

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It still works fine, on a Win98SE PC, thank a lot!!
The only annoying thing is the reminder that pops up so frequently now, that the system is unprotected. I got to tick on “remain uprotected” and then everything works fine. But is seems to me that this comes more often now…