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Desktop has serious problems with no antivirus program installed. Am trying to install AVG free 8.0, and keep getting Error: Action failed for file avgwdsvc.exe: starting service... Error 0x800736b1 Help!!!!

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I have solved this issue!!! (In my case anyhow)

WARNING: What I am posting here can cause SERIOUS problems with your computer if you do not know what you are doing. If you doubt yourself, then DO NOT DO THIS.

Using information I found at: http://www.fixya.com/support/t567993-local_machine_installation_failed

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8) Perform updates to AVG 8.0

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Changes to your registry by ANY means should NOT be done by those not familiar with operating systems.

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