After over a year of tolerating errors with AVG and having to reinstall it due the failure of updates to solve the problem I have now replaced it with McFee as this time reinstalling AVG because updates failed to cure the error. To judge by Google AVG Problems I am not the only one. Also an offer by AVG to reimburse subs once you remove it seems to have vanished on the AVG site. To this day I have never found online a simple way to reinstall AVG which is to first use the AVG remover then install the Free version. Then only afterwards use Support to enter yourt licence. There was a system to ask for an email to be sent to you with the licence details.
I found McFee to be far more comprehensive such as a choice of a quick scan or a very slow and thorough scan, which I understand could take all nigh,t but has the option to close down the PC afterwards. I can also use it on other PCs for free. A problem with MS Office Outlook causing it to freeze for a minute seems to have cleared, and it seems I may now have to instruct McFee to check for updates instead of risking corrupting them by turning the PC off while not noticing an automatic update is in progress.
Edited by Sigord, 11 December 2016 - 04:45 AM.