Since I am forced to use an older computer (HP) because of (Dell broken down computer)I downloaded the AVG free anti-virus software. XP was listed as acceptable so I went through the long process of a "dial-up" download. I then have to search computer to find the files downloaded and when I did and tried to Set-up AVG it says I am using an older version of Windows it does not work with XP.
Gee.....this has not been a good month for me. Murphy's Law has been the rule of thumb lately!!! If it can go wrong it does. LOL, If it is not suppose to go wrong...it does.
Have you tried seeing if they offer an older version for download, or if they're on big sites like cnet? I use a free AVG & Windows XP with no problems, but it's not a recent edition.
I use AVG, the free version. It works very slow.
I do not have an XP anymore but I use Clamwin it seems to do a good job I have not gad any trouble with it and I think they still have an xp version.
I think it might be almost as fast as dial up to tell me what you need so I can load it on a disk and snailmail it to you. sorry about the trouble you are having wish I could help.
Thank you Ohma. I am hoping my replacement Dell will come soon and I will not have to deal with this computer for long. I would use the McAfee Disk I have, but it is for the Dell and bought from Dell.
Michael I have always used AVG free with my XP laptop. It runs fine.
Make sure you downloaded the right one though, you know how lousy their layout is, easy to get wrong.
From time to time I have had problems with versions of AVG but usually the download was the problem. Download it again and it installed OK. I just wanted to let you know it should work in XP.
Hi Michael, AVG has always worked with Windows XP.
If you're having problems with it, try getting Avira or Avast, both of these are also free and just as good!
I normally alternate the 3 of them.
You need to download the service pack 2 update for windows, its a pain I know, I had this problem a few weeks ago, type service pack 2 update for windows xp on google and it will take you to the windows update page
Thanks everyone for the help. I am going to retry the download and if I still can't get it to work I will try avast.
If you are not a microsoft hater, try this one http://www.microsoft.com/security_essentials/
It's free and works like a charm for me both on XP and W7.
I know AVG works with XP Pro but check the AVG system requirements to see if it supports all flavors XP...More than likely AVG requires a piece of software or an update that you may not have
gee Micheal I have XP and AVG runs fine with service pack 2 installed.
I'm using Microsoft Security Essentials right now on my Dell with XP works great! Before that I used Avira worked well. But I really like the MSE. Give it a try.
I am using Windows XP, browser Firefox and AVG Anti-Virus free edition on my one and only machine.
If your getting stuck for some free software, try your local newsagent, many Computer Magazines have copies of freeware software like AVG on the cover disc and save the hassle of dial-up downloads
I use AVG before and it works with XP, just check the system requirements.
If you want a free antivirus that works (doesn't help much with all maleware) use Spybot: S&D
Its clean and works, used it for 3-4 years.
Thats a mirror of the site, where I got my dl copy. Make sure when you install you all "Teatimer" to monitor your system.
I have AVG and Windows XP and no problems, but once by accident I (or maybe somebody else) updated to a paid version, and I did not see it.
So suddenly all went wrong every which way, had to uninstall, upload again, uninstall, upload, try again for several days.
As to Avast, it was pre-installed on a new computer and impossible to uninstall. I had to take the heavy computer by taxi back to the shop and return to get it a few hours later. There may have been some cursing, too.
Microsoft introduced 3 service packs with XP, might be that you have the 1st one, better to upgrade to sp2 or sp3, then hopefully your anti virus might not show error.
I think the problem you are facing is that the latest AVG antivirus is made in latest dot net framework, and your computer need to be updated.
WinXP has 3 Services Packs, Normal, Service Pack 2 and Service Pack 3.
To install AVG you must install SP3. Mostly people dislike the SP3. If you are having problem in AVG installation then simply goto Microsoft Site and check for Latest Dot Net Framework. Download it and install it. You will surely get your antivirus installed.
The best Antivirus I have seen is Kaspersky. Well you can try any other. AVG is considered best because it utilized minimum system resources and also secure the main areas not the deep one.
Well.. try it out. Hopefully you'll get your system fixed.
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