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Posted 05 July 2008 - 10:13 AM
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Posted 06 July 2008 - 01:16 PM
I'm not sure what the user settings tab is but since it is part of AVG 7.5 adn you want to have AVG 8.0 i would check that and uninstall AVG 7.5 Once you uninstalled AVG 7.5 install AVG 8.0
However, i recall when i 1st uninstalled 7.5, i didn't check the 'remove user settings' tab!!, is this the necessary issue that i didn't do that may prevent 8.0 from updating?
Can you show me the link where you download the new version of AVG 8.0.138.a.133 from grifsoft.
I uninstalled AVG 8.0.138.a.133 that i initially downloaded from AVG as it was a newer version than the one in filehippo.
Posted 06 July 2008 - 03:54 PM
Posted 06 July 2008 - 04:38 PM
Don't think theres any difference.
uninstall version 7.5 using the 'uninstall AVG7.5 ' from start>programmes>avg uninstall! Is this different fro using add/remove?
AVG 7.5 doesn't work ethier!!! What happened...I think this needs more attention to. I don't think I can solve this promblem alone I need other people's advice as well, A moderator might move this topic for you. Don't know why AVG 7.5 is not working all of a sudden...What service pack is it currently and what is your OS and how much Ram does your computer have. you can get all the information by right clicking on "My Computer". One thought can you manually install the updates from grifsoft?
Both versions don't & won't download updates!, both versions cause Firefox to crash & ask for report to be sent!
Posted 06 July 2008 - 05:31 PM
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Posted 06 July 2008 - 07:36 PM
I never had ashampoo firewall so not sure how to disable it. Usually to disable a firewall you right click on the icon and click exit. That will disable it, to reenable it just double click your Ashampoo firewall shortcut icon.
I'm not sure as to how to turn off my Ashampoo firewall as i've not done it before!, maybe i need to uninstall it!
If i do this, do i need then to turn on Windows Firewall as i need a Firewall to go online to update version 8.0?
sorry, I didn't mean to tell you just to uninstall your firewall. If you choose to keep your firewall and the update promblem still occur to AVG 8.0 you can always have another Anti-virus program such as Avast or Avira. I'll give you some of my feedback on Avast. Avast slows down my computer alot because it takes alot of resources. Also the scans are extremely long. The good thing about Avast is it has a built in rookitscan and Anti-spyware scan(not sure about the anti-spyware scan).If you would to chose between Avast and Avira I would select Avira because the scans are not extremely long doesn't take alot of resources. Since Avira doesn't have an anti-rookit scan and if you wish to have an anti-rookit scan you can use F-secure Black Light anti-rookit. Let me know by tommorrow.
If it is the firewall, i may change that or use an alternate antivirus like Avast!!
Posted 07 July 2008 - 04:02 AM
There is no good reason for an email scanning module. It is driven from the marketing folks at AV vendors, not from the technical side of the House.
Antivirus acts as a kernel level file filter. That means that even if you remove the email filter module, the emails are scanned every time they are opened. It has proved the case for years under Win9x, ME and XP that the introduction of email modules to an antivirus product offers no additional protection, but is a serious cause of database corruption in Outlook Express, Outlook and now Windows Mail under Vista.
Viral Irony: The Most Common Cause of Corruption
When encountering the symptoms of DBX corruption, many people immediately fear that their computer is infected with a virus. As surprising and ironic as it may seem though, the most common cause of DBX corruption is not a virus, but rather anti-virus programs that are configured to scan incoming or outgoing e-mail. Even the most well-known anti-virus programs have exhibited this problem from time to time. To lessen the risk of such corruption you should disable the e-mail scanning module in your anti-virus program. This is usually easy to do by looking at the user-configurable options in the anti-virus program. It is not at all necessary to scan e-mail for viruses to protect your computer.
Now before you dismiss me as mad, let me explain why e-mail scanning is unnecessary. Almost every anti-virus program for Windows installs by default a system scan that runs in the background every time Windows starts. This scan is necessary to protect your computer. If you receive a virus in an e-mail attachment, the virus cannot do anything at all until you actually open the attachment. At that time Outlook Express extracts the attachment from the message and saves it to the Temporary Internet Files folder on your hard disk and attempts to open the file. And it is precisely at that moment that a background system scan will detect the virus, provided it is able to do so, and stop the virus from executing. The system scan will usually delete the infected file from the Temporary Internet Files folder, or else move it to quarantine. To remove the infected e-mail message in Outlook Express, simply hold the Shift key while you press the Delete key. That's all it takes to keep your computer safe, both from e-mail viruses and e-mail anti-virus scanners. Scanning e-mail as it arrives therefore adds nothing to your level of protection. It might indeed make you feel more protected, but that feeling is an illusion. If the system scan is unable to detect the virus, the e-mail scan will fail to do so also.
The fate of all mankind, I see
Is in the hands of fools
Posted 07 July 2008 - 01:40 PM
Posted 07 July 2008 - 02:12 PM
The fate of all mankind, I see
Is in the hands of fools
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