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#1 sudsy

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Posted 01 February 2011 - 12:22 PM

Is there a 64 bit version of AVG? I thought I had loaded one but can't seem to find the system configuration information that tells me I am running it. I just read on M$ that one of the main differences in a 64 bit OS is it's compatibility with anti-virus programs.

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Posted 01 February 2011 - 04:39 PM

You can check the Task Manager to find out if AVG binaries being run are 64-bit or 32-bit. If the EXE is 32-bit you would see a *32 in the end.
BTW, you can download both 32-bit and 64-bit AVG from here : http://www.filehippo.com/download_avg_antivirus/

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Posted 01 February 2011 - 04:47 PM

Thanks, I also looked at the "AVG Forums" and found that when you download (and I had to reinstall after the upgrade(?)) the program would load the appropriate version automatically. I didn't think of Device Mgr. Will look there now.

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Posted 01 February 2011 - 04:49 PM

woops I meant Task Mgr.
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Posted 01 February 2011 - 04:57 PM

No luck with Task Mgr. I think maybe that only works with the "full edition". I'm running the "trial version" of free. Anyway I am pretty confident that I have what I need.

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Posted 02 February 2011 - 11:59 AM

With the release of AVG 2011, there have been numerous complaints about issues and conflicts with other security tools like Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware. Unlike previous versions, AVG 2011 cannot be effectively disabled to prevent it from interfering with other security tools...after restarting the computer, AVG re-enables all protections. Read these related discussions:There have been reports of issues with the computer starting properly on 64-bit Windows sytems for which AVG has had to release these fix instructions.

There have also been reported problems with computers after using new features like PC Analyzer and PC Tuneup which purport to fix registry errors in order to make the system more stable and various optimizing tools which can make changes to system settings.

I do not recommend the routine use of registry cleaners/optimizers as they are extremely powerful applications that can damage the Windows registry by using aggressive cleaning routines and cause your computer to become unbootable. Using registry cleaning tools unnecessarily or incorrectly could lead to disastrous effects on your operating system such as preventing it from booting properly. For routine use, the benefits to your computer are negligible while the potential risks are great.

Even MajorGeeks, a popular download hosting site, has issued a Statement on AVG Free 2011 and has removed its Editor's Pick listing.

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Posted 02 February 2011 - 06:18 PM

No luck with Task Mgr. I think maybe that only works with the "full edition". I'm running the "trial version" of free. Anyway I am pretty confident that I have what I need.

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Task Manager is not a part of AVG.
Right-click on the Windows taskbar and choose Task Manager. Then choose Processes tab.
You can also press Ctrl + Shift + Esc combination.

For 32-bit AVG running on 64-bit Windows, you should see AVG processes (Image Name) marked with *32, for example, avgrsx.exe *32
For 32-bit AVG running on 32-bit Windows, or 64-bit AVG running on 64-bit Windows, you will not see anything like that.

Edited by Romeo29, 02 February 2011 - 06:19 PM.





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