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#1 Al_graze


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Posted 04 May 2006 - 11:55 AM

Hey guys,

Ive been using AVG Free AV for a while now and I've been quite satisfied with its performance; however, like a week ago I started noticing that the AVG icon in the system task bar turned black and white and required me to restart (after the 2.6 MB update) in order to finish the update. No big deal, I know thats what is supposed to happen, but during this week everyday, if not twice a day sometimes, the black and white icon reappears and I have to restart. I keep on checking for new updates, but AVG always says its up to date...

Thinking it probably hasnt automatically updated correctly, I went to the AVG website but it stated that a manual update is NOT recommended, and I really dont know which update to pick: AVG Manual Update

I checked for malware but nothing came up with Microsoft Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool, Ad-Aware SE, Spybot Search & Destroy, Microsoft Windows Defender, CWShredder, Bitdefender and Panda ActiveScan.


PC (Intel Pentium III) Windows XP Professional + SP2 and 512MB of RAM

Edited by Al_graze, 04 May 2006 - 11:56 AM.

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Posted 04 May 2006 - 12:15 PM

a reinstall of the complete program should do the trick.
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#3 Al_graze

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Posted 04 May 2006 - 01:33 PM

Thanks buddy215, that was going to be my next move if I couldnt figure any way around it...

I just finished reinstalling AVG Free, and things seem to be working perfectly. Thanks man!

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Posted 04 May 2006 - 01:36 PM

buddy215 is probably right.
I was updating my fathers AVG on Monday and it was doing wierd things too.
It would keep downloading the update after it already said 100% complete, On multiple reboots, windows would consistantly "update system files", etc.
I uninstalled\reinstalled and it was fine.
May be coincidence but the latest program version (7.1.392) is now Vista compatable.

EDIT: oops, see you already did it. :thumbsup:

Edited by HitSquad, 04 May 2006 - 01:37 PM.

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