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I installed the online AVG 8 update and now I cannot connect to the other computer in the secretaries office. Please help me.

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  • stpauls Apr 16, 2008

    I have used the AVG 7.5 for years, now I update to AVG 8 and I have probems. I don't know how to check my firewall block or whatever it is. Can't I speak to someone personally to walk me through this. This is suppose to be the age of communication, but for us computer illiterate who are just trying to function this is very frustrating.



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Your firewall or AVG is most likely blocking the access, what you need to do is go into the settings of it to check the blocked applications and make sure that you can get to the other computer.

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    Michael Morlan Apr 17, 2008

    If you send me a message and tell me how your trying to connect to the other computer I can try to help you out. One thing that you have to keep in mind that technology changes ALL THE TIME all of us here are trying to communicate with anyone that has a problem, when you get frustrated thats when you block yourself off from help. You need to be more open to us helping you. I'm more than willing to help you just shoot me a message and tell me how your trying to hook up the computers and I'll see what I can do okay? Thanks!



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Hi Collin there are several likely possibilities:

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These are numbers that have been published on the internet,
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even prevent it from being re-installed, including many
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4) AVG will not detect nor identify these viruses, even if you
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AVG will however identify many false positives, as well as
most key generators designed to crack it (AVG).

5) The first thing you can do is contact AVG and complain
loudly in Czech or English. Their head office (Grisoft)
is in Brno in the Czech Republic.

6) Scan your machine with another product (!!!), including:

Rootkit Revealer (Free from Winternals/Mark Russinowich)
Black light (Trial ware from F-Secure)

I have had my AVG installation hacked by malware at least
a dozen times in the last year, so I no longer trust it. I still
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Use only well known and reputable (brand name) products,
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themselves viruses and try to milk you for money.

7) Keep in mind that NO anti-malware product detects
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8) Once you are reasonably confident that your machine is
clean, by using other products, totally remove AVG and
re-install it.

Isn't it ironic that you have to clean your machine BEFORE
you can install the ANTIVIRUS ?!!!

9) If you can't get your legit serial to work, do what all honest
angry customers do.

Go to a crack site, get yourself a bogus serial or a key
generator (check it for viruses with another product, not
AVG), Install AVG plus the current updates, before number
gets black-listed, and then DISABLE the automatic updates
in AVG as well as the Windows Scheduler Service.

BTW. Keep your key generator on a CD, because AVG
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know what gives.

crackspider is another one.
also try: Pirate Bay

Always disable scripts in your Firefox, before
visiting these sites, some may try to hack your

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