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Windows XP version 2002 SP2 home edition AMD Athlon(tm) XP 1800 1.53Ghz, 512 mb of RAMAVG 8.0.138 shows that the database for anti-virus and anti-spyware component are outdated (and not active). Some components report an error.\u0022I click on Update Now but there are no new updates.-----------------------------------------------------Ever since I installed the new Spybot, the whole registry change permission is confusing me.Windows XP version 2002 SP2 home edition AMD Athlon(tm) XP 1800 1.53Ghz, 512 mb of RAMAVG 8.0.138 shows that the database for anti-virus and anti-spyware component are outdated (and not active). Some components report an error."I click on Update Now but there are no new updates.-----------------------------------------------------Ever since I installed the new Spybot, the whole registry change permission is confusing me. -------------------------------------------------------*when I uninstalled AVG, I deleted the files in the virus vault.After I downloaded the AVG files (saved to desktop), there are 2 files on the desktop:1) avg_free_stf_en_8_138a1332 (application file) 2) avg_free_stf_en_8_138a1332(PART File)Normally the installation launches when I double click it. According to below, I should have been more cautious. you for everyone's advice. I still get 2 files when I download from the AVG website (via CNET's).Even when I tried to download AVAST, I still got 2 files. I don't think I can restore AVG back to when I had version 7.5 though. You would have to go FAR back to get to your "old" AVG 7.5 .......

Below are some examples of how a user may update their antivirus program.

If you do not have an antivirus program installed on your computer, we strongly recommend purchasing one at your local electronics store or downloading one from the Internet.

Links to popular antivirus programs are listed further down this same page.

Use the steps on this page to make sure that your antivirus program has the newest information about viruses that might infect your computer.

The majority of new antivirus programs (programs or computers purchased after the year 2000) enable users to update their antivirus program through the software.

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