Grisoft free anti-virus package AVG recently offered a free registry checker to download. In the spirit of let's find how bad this is - I downloaded it. I then allowed it to scan my system. It reported reported 200 or so errors and...
- asked me to pay for a download to clean the errors. - it also offered to clean 18 of them for free.
In the spirit of adventure I let it clean 18 errors. I tried to get 18 more free cleans (you never know) but no go.
Well a few major things that occur to me:
1. I loaded AVG on the machine to STOP this sort of thing and so did millions of others. 2. Is it a sophisticated scam from someone else? 3. has the competition from Microsoft' free AV program caused Grisoft to go for a cash grab?