I have been running AVG Free 8.0 since April, and manually updating, which worked fine. (Unlike AVG 7.5)
Then a couple of weeks ago I entered the AVG circle of hell. It wants to restart, and restart, and restart. You could do it forever.
In the end I got SO pissed with it, after two uninstallations and reinstallations, I gave it the boot and bought McAfee yesterday.
Still getting to grips with it, and the laptop was unbelievably slow when I started up tonight.
I don't learn any NEW bad language, but get creative with what I Do know!