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Avg 2011 messed up my computer!


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#1 tabee42874

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Posted 31 January 2011 - 07:22 PM

I downloaded AVG 2011. Have used AVG for years. Did a scan. Found viruses. In the midst of the viruses my research said that one of them was only removed by doing a system restore to factory settings. So I did that. Then I downloaded AVG again, because I didn't want to get viruses. Well did the first scan and it popped up with a virus. So I sent it to the vault. Come to find out it's a false positive. And since then my computer is running slow, freezing up, my sd drive wont work.. just a list of problems. I'm thinking I need to crash it again and download a different anti-virus. Does anyone have any advice on what anti-virus I can use that's free? I'm done with AVG.

On my second computer... I downloaded AVG. Now it prompts me countless times a day to reboot. How do I go about getting AVG off this computer without crashing it? If I uninstall it will it fix my problem?

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Posted 31 January 2011 - 08:47 PM

AVG Removal Tool

I recommend Avast!, Avira, Microsoft Security Essentials or Panda Cloud for an Anti-Virus

Regarding the issues on your computer, try running the above removal tool and see if that clears anything up. AVG is notorious for leaving remnants on your machine.
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Posted 01 February 2011 - 05:26 PM

If I use the AVG remover tool.. what happens to the "corrupted file" it marked as a virus and moved to the vault? Will it crash my computer?

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Posted 01 February 2011 - 06:47 PM

I am not 100% positive, but I believe on an uninstallation, the viruses in the vault are also removed. You could always delete the item before you uninstall AVG
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