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#1 Alio0p

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Posted 29 May 2008 - 01:20 AM

Hiyas , I have had AVG Anti Virus pro version a little over a month now . and I was trying to set up a scheduled scan and it will not let me. :thumbsup:

I even went into the Advanced Settings and right clked on Scedules in the tree and named it, then clked save and it said the plugin had an error. and when I do it through the interface it won't save the schedule I set up. :)

It's getting to be real frustrating. I paid for the full version so I don't have to clk on the update button or manualy scan my system all the time. and niether is working properly. :inlove:

The update manager fails when windows loads up. it says it failed , so I clk "update now" and it works fine. im like at my wits end with this thing! :trumpet: I just wounder if I have missed somthing.:flowers:

I run Windows XP pro sp3 , along with Outpost pro firewall and yes it was doing this before I got service pack 3 and installed it. it's done this since I downloaded it an activated the license.

please help me before I scream! lol :woot:
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#2 Alan D

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Posted 29 May 2008 - 04:09 AM

You're not the only one to be having problems with AVG8, sadly. Since you're a paying customer (like me, although I'm still using AVG 7.5), you can email the AVG Technical Department directly and get a personal response to your problem - usually within 48 hours. In my experience in the past this has been very effective, though it sometimes takes the exchange of several emails. With a tricky problem they can send you diagnostic tools that you can run and then send them the log file so they can see what's going on and advise you better.
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Posted 29 May 2008 - 10:22 AM

Ahh , okay thanks a bunch i'll email them today :thumbsup:
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Posted 29 May 2008 - 10:31 AM

I upgraded to AVG8 now each time I run it it "finds" in excess of 470 "things" - trackers, cookies, trojans - all much the same - now I move all to virus vault, empty vault and with no further internet activity - next time it runs it finds them all again - is it me or what?

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Posted 29 May 2008 - 11:03 AM

I don't use the product but if you look at some of the threads here, AVG has recently had a lot of problems with false positives related to SpywareBlaster.

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Posted 29 May 2008 - 12:32 PM

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Posted 29 May 2008 - 04:29 PM

I don't use the product but if you look at some of the threads here, AVG has recently had a lot of problems with false positives related to SpywareBlaster.

Avg 8.0 also have some conflicts with the Spybot S&D immunize feature as well as Spywareblaster. I would just ignore the "warnings" for now, just worry about if you get any infections/spyware.
Take a look here: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/143321/avg-8-and-spywareblaster-conflicts-are-occuring/

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Posted 07 June 2008 - 12:35 PM

Does anyone know the status of AVG's fixes? I understand they are working on upgrades for the 8.0 release, in fact the current downloads say 8.0.1. Do they have anything resolved yet?

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Posted 07 June 2008 - 01:35 PM

I don't think anything is resloved yet. The conflicts between the 2 still remains. AVG hasn't been able to fix the false positives yet.

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Posted 07 June 2008 - 07:17 PM

I don't think anything is resloved yet. The conflicts between the 2 still remains. AVG hasn't been able to fix the false positives yet.

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Thanks, Extremeboy

I guess it's more of a task for them than they first thought. I've been using Avast for a few days now, and it seems to be doing OK. Hope AVG gets it together soon, though.

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Posted 07 June 2008 - 07:32 PM

I guess it's more of a task for them than they first thought. I've been using Avast for a few days now, and it seems to be doing OK. Hope AVG gets it together soon, though.

i hope AVG gets it together soon as well. I was just wondering though, how's Avast? I have used it but the scans took like forever!!No offence to the people who use it. Does the scan take a long time for you as well? I compared the scans with AVG. Avg took 2-3 hours. Avast takes 3-5 hours

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Posted 08 June 2008 - 03:43 AM

Does anyone know the status of AVG's fixes?

The beta release of their service pack 1 (which contains the activeX fix) was released a week or two ago, but I'm told there's still work to be done on other aspects.
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Posted 08 June 2008 - 01:31 PM

I guess it's more of a task for them than they first thought. I've been using Avast for a few days now, and it seems to be doing OK. Hope AVG gets it together soon, though.

i hope AVG gets it together soon as well. I was just wondering though, how's Avast? I have used it but the scans took like forever!!No offence to the people who use it. Does the scan take a long time for you as well? I compared the scans with AVG. Avg took 2-3 hours. Avast takes 3-5 hours

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Avast seems to be working OK. My first scan did take a long time as you say, but since, I've been using normal or quick scans. The normal one takes a little less than 15 minutes I think. I'm not crazy about the interface, but it works, and for the price.......... :thumbsup:

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Posted 09 June 2008 - 03:23 PM

Thanks for letting me know.
Also for those people wondering aobut the False Positives I think that they are going to get that fixed, however they didn't say anything about certian areas being fixed but they did say that the issuewill
be fixed with the next major update of AVG scheduled for June(this June).
Take a read here: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/ind...mp;#entry848137

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Posted 09 June 2008 - 04:25 PM

Hello , I'm back with good news ! :flowers:

The AVG Anti-Virus download I had was not working right and I e-mailed customer service twice ....with no responce(blah). Frustrated I thought well why not uninstall it and reinstall it from the free trial verision; instead of the link I got in my email and just add my licence key.

Well that seemed to do the trick, I can schedule scans now and when I reboot my system AVG loads normally like it should :trumpet:. thought I would let everyone know just in case someone might be having the same issue. thanks again to all who replied I sure appriciate your time and help. :thumbsup:
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