AVG free keeps crashing, any ideas

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  1. ourcampersbeentrashed

    ourcampersbeentrashed Funster

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    Happening more frequently now

    AVG free version keeps crashing and saying it has to close.

    Internet explorer doing the same.

    Nothing showing on scans except tracking cookies which I regularly delete

    Anyone got any ideas please?
     
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    Tracking cookies should be automatically deleted, mine are. So am guessing you have not updated to AVG 8. You need to do so right away, as AVG7 stopped updates some time ago and you may well have a virus or worm.
    Downlod and instal AVG8 (free version)
     
  3. walnut

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    Try Comodo internet security, free and less bloated than AVG.
    Swapped from AVG to Comodo about 6 months ago and been fine, includes anti-virus, firewall and malware blocker in one package.
     
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    pappajohn Funster Life Member

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    hi roger.....we're now up to AVG 8.5 free. time to download again.:Wink:

    surest way is to remove the program and all files and download the latest version whether you already have it or not.

    dont fix it....bin it and start again.:thumb: after all it is free.
     
  5. ourcampersbeentrashed

    ourcampersbeentrashed Funster

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    wouldnt let me uninstall avg to start with but now done

    have upgraded to 8.5 and will see how it goes or change as suggested

    many thanks to everyone xxxx
     
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    AVG free version has run ok for me (so far!). :RollEyes:

    I used Zone Alarm for a few years but when i had to renew my hard drive, on installing the os i never got ZA to run successfully again and gave up after several attempts and went with AVG.
     
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    Up graded to 8.5 free version but cannot download the updates. Says get updates for anti virus and anti spyware which it trys to do but doesn't seem to finish although says it has but still says out of date. Always been ok before and I have rebooted pc.
    Any ideas ?
    Thanks
     
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    hilldweller Funster Life Member

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    AVG 7.5 free here - solid as a rock. I'll bet it's something else causing the problem.
     
  9. ourcampersbeentrashed

    ourcampersbeentrashed Funster

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    I had this too, I can only get the updates if I totally disable the firewall
     
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    pappajohn Funster Life Member

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    you should be able set your firewall to accept the download site.
     
  11. dutchy

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    Antivirus

    Avast is the dogs doo daaas and its free
    its miles in front of the rest
    I fix pc's and myself and all my associate's use this by choice
    not much gets past this
    Give it a go:thumb:
     
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    Have had similar problems with AVG 8 but having deleted and re-downloaded three times it now works fine - been going OK for 2 months. Arthur.
     
  13. Starman

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    Hi i had nothing but trouble with AVG & it's uploads so scapped it. I now use AVAST free addition had no problems in over a year
    mick
     
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    Post a link to this please :thumb: thanks
     
  15. evans88

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    The person who has deleted Zone Alarm needs to check whether he has a firewall because AVG doesn't have one. You need either to switch on the Windows firewall if its Vista but don't use any other Windows one as it is suspect.

    I run AVG with Zone Alarm with no problem on my desktop but much prefer Comodo on my laptop as it has a built in firewall.
     
  16. sinbad1

    sinbad1 Deleted User

    For those that are having problems installing/uninstalling, follow the advice given here

    download for avast (free) click here

    avira Antivira (free) click here

    They are all good, best of all free for a long time avg has been the one for me and can honestly say had no problems with it , it does ;however seem to use a fair bit of memory when scanning.

    Avast is also good ;but for some reason didn't like it , don't get me wrong it does what it say's on the tin.

    I am currently using avira Antivira, also highly recomended and is less intrusive than avg.

    Sometimes a stand alone antivirus can be better that those that come with email /resident sheild etc.

    As a rule of thumb

    Only
    one antivirus
    one resident sheild
    one firewall

    or a combination of all

    Personally i have a antivirus and an antispyware

    I do not have a standalone firewall window is useless ;but use only the built in firewall of the router.
    Hope this helps

    Regards
     
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    I have used AVG for years with very few problems, for some reason though AVG 8.5 stops all my browsers (IE, Opera & Firefox) working & also my Outlook email. Other programs such as Emule & updates would still work. I only found out it was the new version by uninstalling it, when I did everything worked so I tried a freshh install & it all stopped. I have now downgraded it to a previous version & everything is OK but it still says the version I have is 8.5 :Eeek:

    If anybody does install an update & has problems there are some previous versions of some programs here OLD APPS
     
  18. ourcampersbeentrashed

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    Am downloading avast and will delete avg and see how I go with that

    Sinbad will I still need zone alarm firewall with avast?

    many thanks
     
  19. pappajohn

    pappajohn Funster Life Member

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    Grisoft have said they wont be issuing anymore updates for AVG 7.5 in future.
     
  20. sinbad1

    sinbad1 Deleted User

    As have said its better to only have one firewall as i understand avasts firewall is pretty good and so is zone alarm.

    Think i would tend to keep AV avast and firewall ;but whichever you choose dissable the other, windows firewall is useless (although a little better with vista) so this needs turing off.

    Remember some routers come with their own built in firewalls and thats the only firewall i have ever used.

    Remeber one of each or you run the risk of conflict .

    The best protection for your PC is common sense.

    Regards
     
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