Discussion in 'General Software' started by BuuBox, Dec 2, 2010.
Latest update puts Windows 7 64bit (at least) into a BSOD loop.
Work around for those who haven't been affected yet: http://forums.avg.com/au-en/avg-free-forum?sec=thread&act=show&id=132919
Is this legit? My computer hasn't updated yet, how mainstream is this?
Hmmmmm - this may get my system.
Thankfully I switched over to Microsoft Security Essentials ages ago.
Unfortunately I bought AVG Internet Security (although when it was cheap $25 for 3 PCs) so have somewhat invested in it.
Ended up having to reinstall, rather annoying.
I've taken the steps suggested in the link but have yet to reset.
I'm scared to....
System retore point created.
doesn't seem to be any issues with my 32 bit version of W7.
the latest update that it received came today about 2pm (WST).
Didn't another update a few months ago do the same thing with AVG? I remember McAfee had a similar update that broke windows as well...
happened to me today,wish I knew about it before, oh well, went to a system restore point from yesterday sometime
Confirmed with fix: http://forums.avg.com/au-en/avg-free-forum?sec=thread&act=show&id=132999
Basically what was already posted on the forums being to change the AVG folder name using a boot CD or similar so it does not run.
It was limited to 64bit according to /.
My 64bit vista install seesm unaffected. Will check tho.
The latest update of AVG 2011 is bullshit. I tried to replace my Dad's AVG 9.0 install today with the latest package and it refuses to install on a Windows drive that uses any other letter other than drive letter C:
WTF! I installed ClamAV instead with no hassle.
Argh, a client with XP just called through. They purchased the 2011 update and bam, BSOD whenever a scan is run.
Microsoft Security Essentials
It has been out a while and more than proven to be a better option for free AV. More effective and won't cripple a system like AVG. Certainly doesn't leave the mess either.
I haven't run the update, this gives me the impetus to uninstall it as I've been meaning to do for a while.
It used to be a good product but its become bloated over the last couple of years. & what the hell is with the annoying popups.
If I wanted annoying, shit software I would have used Symantec.
yup its bloated
had heaps of cust problems
i changed to AVAST