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I am trying to install avg free edition 2012.  The file downloads and starts to unzip
and then disappears...it does not go into the installation procedure.  I have tried several times.  It is not a problem of my Firewall...
I have turned that off.  What might be the problem and how can I solve this problem?
Thanks,
capreol
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Did you check if you downloaded the Windows or Mac version? Do you have any other type of security software installed? That can and will block it as well.
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1. Reboot your computer (obvious I know, but need to say it)

2. Download a new copy of the software on another computer, burn it to a CD-R and try installing from that

3. Ensure you have administrative rights on account you are using to install

4. Check for lack of disk space

5. Use Trend Micro "housecall" (or Symantec, Kaspersky etc. equivalent) which you can run without actually installing on your computer to check for existing viruses

6. Use CCleaner (free download from download.com or filehippo.com) to clean up your hard drive and registry

7. And if all else fails contact AVG technical support. Your antivirus may be free, but if you can't install that there's little chance of you ever upgrading to a paid version!!
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If it is a zip file, it won't automatically install. Typically it will expand itself into a file or a folder in the same folder the original file was downloaded to and then delete the original zip file.

Also, are you sure you are downloading Mac software? I thought AVG was Windows only.
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by:capreol
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I placed this question in the incorrect zone.  I was downloading the Windows version because
I am working on a Windows computer.  (Windows 7)
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Perhaps you should ask a moderator to move it.
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by:Brian
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AVG does now have a version for Mac.

The two problems I see the most installing in Windows is lack of Administrator privilages or the PC is already infected. Make sure you are using the administrator account. For infections you can run a hosted virus scan or one from a USB. You can download the Microsoft Safety Scan to a USB and run from there.
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by:Babcy
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Please change the Compatability and install

make to XP sp3 , It sholud work
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by:Sudeep Sharma
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So do you have the copy of the zip downloaded and saved to your computer?

The try using 7zip to extract it. Once it is extracted Right Click on it and select "Run As Administrator"

7zip download
http://www.7-zip.org/

Sudeep
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I had to uninstall some remnants of earlier versions of AVG free edition.
The presence of those remnants was blocking the installation of the new version.
I used a removal tool from the AVG website.  Once I completely uninstalled the remnants of earlier versions, the install of AVG free edition 2012 went smoothly.
thanks,
capreol
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