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AVG Failed badly

Discussion in 'General Software' started by kid41212003, Dec 2, 2010.

  1. kid41212003

    kid41212003

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    I got 7 calls this early morning from my customers asking why their custom built PC (i built it for them) couldn't boot up.

    Here's the cause:

    http://forums.avg.com/sk-sk/avg-free-forum?sec=thread&act=show&id=133079#post_133079

    http://forums.avg.com/ww-en/avg-free-forum?sec=thread&act=show&id=132999#post_132999

    I spent almost 3 hours this morning visiting these customers' houses to fix their PCs... I hate AVG now..

    /rant end
  2. wolf

    wolf Performance Enthusiast

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    thats a harsh bug to encounter for the average user, trust in AVG will be lost through this.
  3. newtekie1

    newtekie1 Semi-Retired Folder

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    Got hit with this on my own machine, as well as a few customer machines as well waiting for me at the shop this morning.

    I just came here to post about it. Swithicng everyone I can to MSE at this point.
    Crunching for Team TPU 50 Million points folded for TPU
  4. AlienIsGOD

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    I use AVG Free 2011 and have not encountered this problem on either machine...YET... thnx for the heads up newtekie1 and Kid412
    Crunching for Team TPU
  5. Kreij

    Kreij Senior Monkey Moderator Staff Member

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    This is not the first time that updates from AVG have been problematic.
    It's why I switched to MSE. I've had no problems with MSE at all.
    [I.R.A]_FBi and AlienIsGOD say thanks.
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    Computer builders still use AVG? :laugh:

    I usually dump it on any comp I get that uses it (with customer permission of course.)
  7. AlienIsGOD

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    I use it and have never encounter any problems with it :)
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  8. Kreij

    Kreij Senior Monkey Moderator Staff Member

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    Didn't a bad update not too long ago actually render people's computers unbootable?
    I remember there being much wailing and nashing of teeth.
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    I use AVG also and malwarebytes anti malware. Is MSE microsoft security elements? I am running avg free 2011 and it has been working fine for me. Hopefully i don't get these issues you guys are getting!
  10. Frick

    Frick Fishfaced Nincompoop

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    I used AVG for quite some time (up to MSE) and it always treated me good. This is bad news.

    Does it matter wich OS you run? Do you get it on XP, Win7 or Vista?

    Microsoft Security Essentials. Suprisingly good, easy and fast.
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    They already fixed this, so if you haven't updated, you will be fine.
    AlienIsGOD and Frick say thanks.
  12. Frick

    Frick Fishfaced Nincompoop

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    Phew. I don't use it, but my parents and a lot of siblings have it. I'm the familys techie, so I was almost waiting for calls there for a second. :laugh:
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    Kreij Senior Monkey Moderator Staff Member

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    AVG has always fixed their problem right away (so if you did not update in the short window you were fine), but it make one wonder about the software assurance testing there.
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    I remember the time with AVG 2008 (i think it was that version), it delete some XP files, which were needed for user login... Had to reinstall the windows...
  15. niko084

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    You get what you pay for....

    This is still not nearly as fail as what McAfee did...

    Vipre/Nod32 FTW :)
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    Ok seems I updated 3 hours ago. I'm crossing my fingers, see you all in 2 minutes... Or when I'm done re-installing Windows.


    Well like kid said, its confirmed they have fixed it. Rebooted the 2 machines I have at home which upated 3 hours ago and they booted fine.
    Last edited: Dec 2, 2010
  17. Frick

    Frick Fishfaced Nincompoop

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    What was it they did again?
  18. niko084

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    Tagged some windows process as a virus, forget what it was.
    Frick says thanks.
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    EastCoasthandle New Member

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    You have a link to that?
  20. kid41212003

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    It should be in the 2nd link on OP.

  21. Steevo

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    This is the second time this year they have had issues, earlier they quarantined and sometimes deleted system files. I moved almost all of mine away from it due to this.
    10 Million points folded for TPU
  22. EastCoasthandle

    EastCoasthandle New Member

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    Interesting tidbit here:
    and here
    from that link
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    Easy Rhino Linux Advocate

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    and people actually pay for AVG...just use MSE and be done with all of these useless and bloated third party virus protectors.
  24. THRiLL KiLL

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    over the years i had to many issues with avg.

    i would switch them to advast (free edition)
  25. niko084

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    I dunno I honestly find MSE to be fairly bloated itself...

    Although I would take it over every free AV and nearly all paid ones as well.

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