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Online hbiss

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AVG 2014 problem
« on: October 03, 2013, 09:23:14 PM »
I received the AVG 2014 free version upgrade on two XP Pro machines and all went well. After the upgrade the third XP Pro machine lost its ability connect to the network and couldn't receive an IP from the router. Actually all was fine until after the required reboot then the connectivity was lost. Neither the wireless or the ethernet cable work although the wireless is receiving an excellent signal and is connected to the AP. The AVG free version has no firewall and the Windows firewall is turned off.

So now I decide to remove AVG and add/remove programs won't do it. I found that AVG has a 2014 remover utility that I downloaded to a thumb drive on another machine. Interestingly, when you run it it reboots the machine something like four times before it's clean. After that I still don't have connectivity. I roll back the system a couple of days using system restore and everything goes back to normal.

I'm thinking a bad install of the AVG so I re-install it. All is fine until I reboot. Yup, no connectivity again.

So I don't know what AVG is screwing up but something to keep in mind. I'm off to consider another anti-virus.

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Re: AVG 2014 problem
« Reply #1 on: October 03, 2013, 10:00:26 PM »
Thanks for the heads-up, I also use AVG free.
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Re: AVG 2014 problem
« Reply #2 on: October 04, 2013, 02:13:50 AM »
If you guys would stop surfing the porn sites you wouldn't need anti virus software.  :015:

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Re: AVG 2014 problem
« Reply #3 on: October 04, 2013, 04:03:26 AM »
For our clients that want to pay money to protect their systems, we use Vipre Anti-Virus solution. For those that don't, we at least install MSE and run MRT so they can have a baseline of defense.

I haven't used AVG for many years, since they got too bloated and Norton/McAfee like. Something paid is better than nothing, but typically in a production, small business environment we suggest ISP modem/router > Hardware Firewall > Computer running Vipre.

Still... no matter what AV or IS or any software you run... if a user clicks through warnings, they can install anything they want, so a learned way of daily operation and safe browsing is a must.
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Re: AVG 2014 problem
« Reply #4 on: October 04, 2013, 10:52:22 AM »
I don't mind paying, I used McAfee for years. It got more and more bloated with each upgrade until I couldn't put up with how much it slowed down the machines. I guess they figure everybody buys a new PC every couple of years that will keep up with their bloatware. I also wasn't impressed with the protection. So I went with AVG free because it was minimal and probably offers as much virus protection as McAfee.

I was looking at Vipre.

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Re: AVG 2014 problem
« Reply #5 on: October 04, 2013, 11:54:25 AM »
AVG turned into a big resource hog. I switched the home PCs to use AVAST Free Edition.  Good reviews and no problems so far. There is an annoying voice that comes on every time you log on..."Avast virus definitions have been automatically updated."

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Re: AVG 2014 problem
« Reply #6 on: October 04, 2013, 12:17:10 PM »
There is an annoying voice that comes on every time you log on..."Avast virus definitions have been automatically updated."

You can turn that off.  I use Avast also, and I've made it shut up and stop popping up.  :015:  I've used Avast for years without incident.
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Offline ttech

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Re: AVG 2014 problem
« Reply #7 on: October 04, 2013, 01:30:40 PM »
Avast has an update checker too to check programs like java and adobe

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Re: AVG 2014 problem
« Reply #8 on: October 04, 2013, 10:07:48 PM »
Many years ago, we used AVG.  Then about 5 yrs ago we started to have problems and we changed to Avast Free Edition.  Have had no problems, whatsoever.  Be careful when you download it, though---I think both FileHippo and Piriform has a box for also downloading Chrome.  You've got to uncheck that box...unless you want Chrome on your PC.  It's what I remember, anyway.  While you'r there--download CCleaner---I use that to uninstall old things that I don't want and mistakes that I may have downloaded unintentionally.
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Re: AVG 2014 problem
« Reply #9 on: October 06, 2013, 01:51:07 PM »
I have started transitioning to Avast as well.  AVG won't co-exist with a couple of our programs.
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Offline mikem

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Re: AVG 2014 problem
« Reply #10 on: October 11, 2013, 08:38:32 AM »
That's interesting.  We have used AVG (Paid Version) for years and it has worked well for us.  I have it loaded on 60 machines and unlike Norton and McAfee it doesn't eat up nearly as many resources.