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  1. Catchoftheday

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    Hello everybody. I had AVG antivirus for free, but it seemed to be broken because every time I tried to update it they said I needed an computer restart and then when i did it it didn't work.

    So I thought I would try to fix it by downloading it again so I have been trying to do this but it isn't working I have been trying for ages and it isn't working.

    It now says on the build thing that it needs an installation package to fix or install some files, I don't think I've got opne of those on my computer :confused: I think it say it needs to have a .dat suffix I don't know what that is.

    I think I'm going to go out and sit in the rain and cry now:rolleyes:
     
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    Remove your current version with Revo uninstaller(freeware). This will remove it completely. Then download a fresh version of avg anti-virus. Install.
     
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    Thanks, but I've already uninstalled it with the windows thing, and although I've just downloaded that Revo it clearly can't uninstall again
     
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    Install AVAST Free Much Better Free Anti Virus Program And even that you have to sign Up You Don't Pay
     
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    But sometimes with windows uninstall elements of a program are left behind which can then interfere with future installments of the same program.

    Install avg again. If its still having problems, uninstall it with Revo. Then reinstall.
     
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    i had problems with AVG. i think the new version SUCKS! :rolleyes: i just went ahead and got a different anti-virus.

    i tried putting in the installation disc (THAT I PAID EXTRA FOR) and it turns out, it didn't even work. the installation program wasn't even on there. i was so pissed! what a waste of money! and the same thing happened to my dad. he paid extra for his installation disc and his didn't work either (we got ours at different times). :rolleyes:
     
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    I tried to d/l to a friends pc but it always has a install failure.It must be missing some files.
     
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    I had this problem and it turns out that somehow the avg toolbar got uninstalled. When I put it back the avg worked ok again.
     
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    I use AVG, AVAST, SUPER Anti-Spyware, Spybot Search & Destroy and Adaware SE.

    Download Avast or SUPERAnti-Spyware.... it's more computer illiterate friendly.
     
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    Agree with this. Revo uninstaller does the trick much better than the clunky Windoze uninstaller.
     
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    OK thanks for your help, I thought maybe I would have Avast on my computer instead of AVG so I downloaded it from the web and that was good untill I went on to the internet again and my computer crashed, I did this 3 times after which I decided to take the Avast thing off my computer and now the internet thing works but I don't have any virus software.
     
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    Stupid AVG :frown1:

    I have just updated it to the AVG 9 and now it wont update because it says the installation is corrupt :confused: I suppose this means that I will have to try to install it again :frown1:
     
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    Hmm - AVG update install- that's playing hell with you.
    I had AVG 8.5 & took the free update path Req'd before Dec1
    -don't know if that means anything- but it Inst. & runs great.
    I do know at installation DL screen:
    I did not accept any Toolbar options at checkbox and
    2-3 times had to check for the standalone Free Version only.
    It seemed to look for/remove the prior version then run
    the new install program .. some 185mb file.
    My suggestion is go to their Free Help- on Left side :
    AVG Free - Support Center
    The FAQ or Free forum should give all pointers for Installing New
    - don't know if Revo uninstall is good idea or not- check ^ ^
    One last thought- disable any other AntiV or Spyw. First
    Hope it helps
    Staff
     
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