This is my first post on this here fine community.
I hope you guys forgive me if I posted this in the wrong section as I'm not sure where my "problem" is best discussed at.
I decided to post this here after using the search function to look for "AVG 2011 related" threads & finding a few of 'em on here.
Now about the problem at hand...
I've been a "believer" of AVG for three years now & swear by the AV's performance (in the past), but this recent version totally made me lose confidence in them.
I've been using AVG 9 for some time now & though it sometimes has issues with nProtect GameGuard (I play an MMORPG that uses it) there are work arounds like adding the MMO's folder to AVG's list of exempted files/folders that it scans.
I updated to version 10 (2011) last Saturday when a pop up from AVG told me about it. Naturally as one of their "loyal" users I decided to update, yeah I know I was a gullible idiot
So the update finished & I had to reboot which I'm quite accustomed by now.
Then after reboot, I decided to fiddle with the AV's new features (God did I look stupid being tricked by eye candy lol). One of the things I noticed was the "Rootkit" Scanner bit, something AVG used to offer free as a separate download, but they then made only available to paid customers in version 9.
But the one feature that caught my eye was that damn "PC Analyzer" crap. The way its description told me about it & how I understood it was that it was kinda like CCleaner (but as I later found messed my system up instead of making it run better), but in order for it to "clean" my system I had to download another tool, the dreaded "PC Tune up!" utility.
Again, being a "loyal" follower of AVG I blindly used it... How would I have known the thing messes up my computer? It's AVG & based on their years of excellence I was guided by blind faith to use it.
And the end result was that my system got haywired
My computer began to repeatedly reboot as if my RAM or power supply is going out, which was why I went to my PC technician to have my rig examined if the cause was indeed my RAM or Power Supply & thankfully they were not the culprit. Oh but wait... Before I did that, I went & uninstalled 2011 & PC tune up! (I only started reading up on the deal with 2011 a few hours ago, so I did not know of that app's "rescue" whatever it is function) & then I tried doing a system restore using a restore point prior to AVG 2011 & PC Tune up!'s installation to try & fix what registry value's that damn thing messed up. According to what I've read so far, that does work except...
I'm still getting a few random reboots, one three hours after my restore process I did yesterday & one 10 minutes into me turning my computer on & using it a few hours ago. No more random reboots happened as of now, but I'm still a bit wary. Could my restore process have not fully fixed the mess that crapware did to my computer's registry?
And that's why I have decided to join this fine community of yours & posted this topic on here, to ask for some help.
I'm a Windows XP SP3 Home Edition user by the way.
Edited by CahosRahneVeloza, 28 November 2010 - 02:45 PM.