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Question about downloading my antivirus .exe

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January 4, 2013 5:04:27 PM

so if i download the antivirus exe, then wipe the pc can i install the antivirus without the internet? maybe a stupid question
a b $ Windows 7
January 4, 2013 5:38:55 PM

I did with avast so maybe. what antivirus?
a b 8 Security
a b $ Windows 7
January 4, 2013 5:52:17 PM

Hi :) 

Be VERY careful...any Anti Virus with a single file called antivirus.exe << IS A VIRUS !

All the best Brett :) 
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January 4, 2013 6:49:44 PM

Brett928S2 said:
Hi :) 

Be VERY careful...any Anti Virus with a single file called antivirus.exe << IS A VIRUS !

All the best Brett :) 

i know what im downloading is legit, thats not the name, i meant the exe file for my antivirus intallation.
January 4, 2013 6:58:12 PM

Most installation programs will actually download stuff from the internet so if you wipe your internet it won't load.
January 4, 2013 6:58:58 PM

Most installation programs will actually download stuff from the internet so if you wipe your internet it won't load. Some will let you download the "full" installation file and then it will work.
January 4, 2013 8:19:00 PM

Obviously yes, but I would not be updated the virus signature database
January 4, 2013 8:32:58 PM

Most antivirus packages today only install a portion of the application when you grab the exe file. Most of them require an Internet connection to fully complete the installation of the software.
a b 8 Security
a b è Antivirus
a c 372 $ Windows 7
January 4, 2013 10:45:50 PM

Plus 1 ^ usually the exe. is just a setup module,then it contacts the server for the rest of the setup files for installation.
January 7, 2013 4:33:58 AM

Nope you need the internet to finish installation of antivirus software also.
January 7, 2013 11:40:14 AM

AVG has "full" installation files that you can use to load the program. Download the one you want before you blow away the internet. It won't have the most up to date detection files but they will be fairly new and good enough to get started. When you get network installed it will update to the latest versions....

http://free.avg.com/us-en/download-free-all-product
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