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why I can't install AVG free

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Last Modified: 2013-11-16
Installation failed (following errors: avgx86... can't start)
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Do you have any other antivirus programs installed? Is there an older version of AVG installed? Try uninstalling them if any of the two conditions exist. Then restart the computer and try installing it again.

If it still fails, I recommend clearing your temp folders and then downloading AVG free edition again at:



I had McAffee and AVG 7 before, but I ran McAffee removal tool and AVG removal tool - still fails.
Any other good free AV?


I can't turn the stupid voice (updates) off on Avast.
Right click on the avast! ball in the notification area: you'll see a settings option. Open the Settings menu and select Sounds: you'll be able to disable the voices from there

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There is also Avira

Remove all antivirus program from your completely. Make sure u remove all means from progam files, registry. Then try installing AVG free. Also check that ur system is x86 or not?


Yes it is x86. How do I make sure they are all removed ( removal tools for all possible AVs?)

you might have a virus already preventing a installation of a AV app. Try a diff AV and run a full scan
IF you have one of the newer viruses it will prevent the installation and use of any antivirus program.

Follow the instructions in this link to remove this type of virus:

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