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Combofix & AVG


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#1 Lizzie Bell

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Posted 25 November 2010 - 08:31 AM

Hi Everyone,

I recently installed Combofix as recommended by a good friend who was in the IT Industry. Worked great for a while but when updating to the latest version, when launching I was getting a message to say that Combofix would not install because of AVG being installed - the catch is I don't have AVG installed. I've checked through all the usual ways to be sure but as far as I can see it's not there nor is it hiding anywhere. I have uninstalled my current anti-virus to see if that makes a difference but it doesn't. Does anyone have any ideas on how best to resolve this? thanks!

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#2 Elise

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Posted 25 November 2010 - 08:56 AM

Hi Lizzie Bell and welcome to BleepingComputer!

First of all, I will move this topic to a more appropriate forum. :)

Most likely there is an AVG leftover setting in the Windows Security Center. The simplest solution is to run AVG Remover

I recommend however, not to use Combofix unsupervised. This is not a regular antimalware tool that can be run as on-demand scanner. It is pretty powerful and can cause serious problems in some cases.

regards, Elise


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