AVG 8 on XP Will not Update

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Running XP
AVG is not updating.  Ever since July 4th it says the virus and spyware
databases are out of date - last updated July 4.
I open it up, click update, it takes about a second and tells me to
reboot.  I do, and it still barks saying it needs to update.  I can si
there all day and let it reboot - it will not update!

Uninstall and reinstall AVG?

If I have to reinstall, how can I do so and keep that webpage scanner
out?  It slows down webpage loading severely.


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ESET NOD32 is better, and you can get it for 20 bucks (half what
ESET charges) from www.purplus.com.

They have daily updates, if not several daily.



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Re: AVG 8 on XP Will not Update

On Mon, 28 Jul 2008 01:14:17 -0400, Justin wrote:

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Good alternatives are:

Avira AntiVirŪ Personal - FREE Antivirus
http://www.free-av.com /
You may wish to consider removing the 'AntiVir Nagscreen'
http://www.elitekiller.com/files/disable_antivir_nag.htm
or
Free antivirus - avast! 4 Home Edition
It includes ANTI-SPYWARE protection, certified by the West Coast Labs
Checkmark process, and ANTI-ROOTKIT DETECTION based on the best-in class
GMER technology.
http://www.avast.com/eng/avast_4_home.html
(Choose Custom Installation and under Resident
Protection, uncheck: Internet Mail and Outlook/Exchange.)

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Running XP
AVG is not updating.  Ever since July 4th it says the virus and spyware
databases are out of date - last updated July 4.
I open it up, click update, it takes about a second and tells me to
reboot.  I do, and it still barks saying it needs to update.  I can si
there all day and let it reboot - it will not update!

Uninstall and reinstall AVG?

If I have to reinstall, how can I do so and keep that webpage scanner
out?  It slows down webpage loading severely.
***

Justin,

Do the reinstall.  I am using it on 7 XP machines with NO problems
what-so-ever.

Don't worry about the webpage scanner.  Turn it off in the IE or Firefox
add-ins.  You won't be bothered with it slowing things down after you do.

Larry



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Larry wrote:
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the problem with not choosing to install the web thing is it keeps
barking at me to either install it or screw with it.

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Larry wrote:
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the problem with not choosing to install the web thing is it keeps
barking at me to either install it or screw with it.

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What I meant was to let the webpage scanner install when you install AVG.
Then go to Add-ons in IE7 or Firefox and disable it.  That way you don't get
any nags and you don't have the problem with the slowness.
Larry



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Larry wrote:
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Or, as i said, download a newer install file from  avg website, and choose
not to install webpage scanner, it will not mention it again.

Gaz



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Larry wrote:
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Or, as i said, download a newer install file from  avg website, and choose
not to install webpage scanner, it will not mention it again.

Gaz
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Thx for the info Gaz.  When did they change it?
Larry



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Larry wrote:
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I got it fixed, thanks.

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If you download the latest executable from the avg website, and choose
custom install, you get to stop completely all that webpage/toolvar scanner
shit from installing. Makes it much better.

Gaz



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