expired FREE AVG Internet Security 2018 - 12 Months Licence @ SharewareOnSale

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AVG Internet Security provides you with protection against viruses, malware, spam, scams, phishing, and more. Plus, it has additional features such as a firewall, internet accelerator, privacy protector, and more. AVG Internet Security is the best antivirus protection for you & your privacy.

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This is a 1-computer 1-year license, for noncommercial use
You get free updates for same major version for one year
You get free tech support for one year
You must redeem the license key before this offer has ended
May not be resold

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  • +1 vote

    Thanks OP

  • +1 vote

    Thanks for posting OP, great find.

  • +9 votes

    Better protection than Windows Defender. Just turn off/uninstall the built-in firewall or at least not let it sit in auto mode. Has a tendency to block the internet, local network, various apps and worst of all make printers go offline at random times.

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    Thanks OP great

  • +44 votes

    Looks like its one license Key

    IBY9X-ESYXT-W4BZQ-QI4WX-A9LI7-INRS3

    Download Link https://downloads.sharewareonsale.com/files/hub/sharewareons...

    Cheers

  • +2 votes

    I keep getting a pop up saying "This giveaway is only for devices". Whatever the heck that means.

  • +4 votes

    Thanks Adr8, I got it last time it was on offer, good program,

    But Click on Menu, then settings, then pop-ups and untick 'Show popup offers on other AVG products'

    Then click OK

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    the license key I got only gave me a month of subscription, how come?

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      If I remember correctly, you do get the basic AVG for 12 months,

      The one month is for other 'premium products'

  • +3 votes

    Sophos home is free forever and better

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    Yep, I got the same key: IBY9X-ESYXT-W4BZQ-QI4WX-A9LI7-INRS3
    I pasted it into my AVG Free Antivirus and it did some update (I assume upgraded Antivirus to Internet Security), says it expires "07/19/2018" (Must be American 19/Jul/2018)

    I haven't restarted yet, but that doesn't look like one year.

  • +2 votes

    AVG used to be my go to virus checker. I've stopped using it and stopped recommending it because I got sick of it annoying me about how I should pay to upgrade it.

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      What do you use now?

    • +1 vote

      Same for me. I found it killed my computer speed. I have a basic $300 laptop that is now several years old so have to keep it stripped down to support my needs, which is really only internet surfing and odd jobs like CV updates.

      And uninstalling the thing is impossible. It leaves residual which no amount of effort can get rid of.

      Windows defender is fine if you are smart about your internet activities. If you aren't downloading or going to dodgy gambling,torrent and porn sites then you will be ok. I know that doesn't leave much, but there you go.

      • +1 vote

        If you aren't downloading or going to dodgy gambling,torrent and porn sites then you will be ok.

        Damn, I'd better jump on this deal then…

  • +1 vote

    Does anyone remember when everyone hated AVG because they sell your data to 3rd parties? Is this still an issue?

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    Thanks - just redeemed

  • +1 vote

    Does this work on Mac to? Do we even need antivirus on Mac?

  • +3 votes

    A true ozbargainer would never buy anti-virus software. Windows Defender and Common Sense™ 2018 is all you need.

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      It's a real shame Common Sense™ 2018 won't protect you when your favourite website gets hijacked or a zero day is released. Windows Defender performs badly in that department unfortunately. Still better than using nothing.

      • -3 votes

        Just don't download and open files you didn't request even on your favorite website? A website can do very little unless you let it.
        Additionally, if it's a zero day then it's a zero day - doesn't matter what protection you use, the entire point of a zero day exploit is they are not detected by any antivirus.

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          You don't have to download/open a file for a virus to execute. Thanks to exploit kits it's possible for it to be executed without your interaction. Thankfully the chance of that is much lower.

          The email scams going around lately get you to log into fake Office 365 pages or follow Dropbox urls from PDFs. That's where Common Sense kicks in.

        • +2 votes

          @Clear: Downvote me all you like but I'm right. Script based malware is a real thing and if you're unpatched from carelessness or it's a 0-day then you have no hope of stopping exploits without proper protection. For the stuff that does prompt you, a little bit of Javascript can make the drive by still occur even if you cancel.

          https://www.welivesecurity.com/2016/06/28/malicious-scripts-...
          https://news.sophos.com/en-us/2017/12/19/web-based-cryptomin...

          Instead of showing up as executable files, they take the form of scripts hidden on websites, mining for cryptocurrency in the browser. Visitors to these sites see no evidence of the mining. The only clues that something may be amiss are their computer slowing down and their fans revving up.

          While this doesn't steal your data, it's still malicious and using your system resources. Similar ways can be used to infect your system or steal data.

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          @Clear: I've been using javascript for 10+ years so i know perfectly well what it is and is not capable of doing. Javascript can not access anything outside of the web browsers security sandbox unless it utilities a much lower level complex type of attack such as RowHammer or AnC. If a script is smart enough to bypass the security on your web-browser (provided you use a reliable browser like chrome), i guarantee it's going to be smart enough to deceive any fancy anti-virus you have. The only true protection is to use no-script if you want to be safe from javascript based attacks. Servers are a different story, as they hold data valuable enough to justify the extra protection, but for home computers:

          • Don't download or open anything you didn't specifically request.
          • Use a web email client like Gmail with inbuilt virus scanning instead of software like outlook.
          • Don't follow links in emails until you verify the sender.
          • Don't use the same password for everything.
          • Keep a backup of your data.

          If you want to slow down your computer with AVG be my guest, but follow those 5 steps and you will be safe from 95% of attacks.
          The only time AVG is going to come in useful is when a trusted application is infected on a host website, but the only websites i download from are those who know how to protect themselves from infection.

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          @stealthpaw: In this example I was referring to in browser attacks which is why I referenced the Coinminers. Before we go any further let's just look at my associations on OzBargain and go from there :)

          For obvious reasons I wouldn't normally go waving the AVG flag, but in this instance my recommendation is that it's better than nothing and these fancy ones often out perform Windows Defender in some areas like 0 day exploitation. The few times I have had to use AVG I've literally blown away a lot of the fancy features because of the issues they cause. I covered the firewall much higher in this post.

          What I was talking about is certainly the 5%, but having first hand experience on a daily basis nothing is safe.

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          @Clear: I certainly agree that AVG is better then nothing if you actually need that extra protection, however after having fixed hundreds of computers as a technician in the past, i can say without a doubt the vast majority of infected computers also had 3rd party anti-virus installed and it had not helped at all. AVG also has a tendency to slow down the computer significantly on older computers, so the flaws outweighs the perks in my personal opinion granted one has an understanding of security risks.

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          @stealthpaw: The past is very different to now. The tactics used by the community has drastically changed in the last 5 years. The ransomware attacks common from 2 years ago coming in the form email attachments are on a rapid decline. I went from having my clients globally being infected every week to every 1-2 months now.

    • +1 vote

      But it’s free, as are several other options better than windows defender or common sense.

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    Was a happy AVG user for years up until caught up with the " user profile cannot load issue" - Seems lot of people has the same issue.. It was a pain as my system did not had a workable backup point.. tried lots of online solutions without luck..finally created another user profile through safe mode/command prompt to access my PC - https://www.neowin.net/forum/topic/1232629-a-lot-of-computer...

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      I love this comment

      That's lame..

      They should use Avast instead.

      2 years later Avast purchases AVG.

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    Even after I input the license key. It still show you are using TRIAL of AVG Internet Security when I go to "My AVG" —> "Subscription"

    It also says the license will expire on 5/2/2018 (may 2018)

    I already reboot and still showing as trial and expiry no 5/2/2018.

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      Have you installed it previously maybe?

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        yes. When I go to subscription, on top it say TRIAL then the license key as shown as above. At bottom it shows the expiry on 5/2/2018

      • +1 vote

        ok i tried it again this time i installed using the shareware installer (previously, i use the installer from AVG website and input license and still expiry is 5/2/2018).

        Now, after I install AVG using the shareware installer, it now shows expiry as 03/29/2019
        But, still on topription as using "Trial of AVG Internte seurity"

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          Yep mine says 'Trial' also for some reason, but it seems to be the full version from what I can tell. Glad you got the expiry sorted anyway :)

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          @adr8: thanks

          From what I experience: the license work only when i use the installer that comes from shareware.

          If I use the installer directly from AVG wewbsite, the license expiry provided is only for a month (even after reboot).

          It seems ike sharewareonsale did some changes on the installaler/licensing which bothers me a bit.

          I prefer to install is using the official installer directly from AVG website but it seems I could not make the 12 monht license to work.

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        Nope, I have not installed previously. This is a new laptop.

        I also use a newly generated email.

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    Thanks OP. My 12-month Bitdefender Total Security license was to expire overnight, so the timing was perfect and BD 2018 has had a much larger footprint on my PCs memory than I've ever noted previously - must be a memory leak in the the process (at least for my install).

    AVG is now all setup and I'm good until next year.

  • +1 vote

    I usually think the biggest virus in a computer is the anti-virus software.

  • +1 vote

    This disabled my keyboard from working on my laptop. Updated heaps of drivers but only managed to fix by uninstalling AVG hahahahaha.

  • +1 vote

    Antivirus software is so PC specific - for one person it will be great, for another the same package will be 10 times worse that any malware 'most' people have experienced - disabling services, slowing the machine to a crawl etc.

    That's why it's always good to trial AV/Mal software before buying (or try free deals like this one).

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    Free is free but AVG suuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuucks

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    Worked well for me. Thanks OP

  • +2 votes

    i never knew people used AV anymore… Windows defender has looked after me for years..

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    VERY helpful thanks guys

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    AVG use to be my go-to but now it's just bloat ware

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    where exactly do you put the licence key? i downloaded from the shareware link but a free version gets installed and it doesnt prompt me to enter the licence key. can someone pls show me where to enter the key? thanks!

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