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I have installed AVG 8 but I keep getting Messages saying I have no protection Firewall and Antivirus

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It could be that the Windows security has not identified that you have installed AVG 8. Have you rebooted the computer to see if that helps? Generally, it does. I know that Windows security identifies AVG 8 because that is the antivirus product that I use and I have no problem.

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Do i need to install anything before using my notebook on the net


Yes, you should have firewall and antivirus programs installed to protect your notebook from the myriad of malware threats that exist on the internet.

If you are running Windows XP with Service Pack 3, Vista or 7, then you have a built in Windows Firewall which should be enabled if no other firewall program is installed.

There are a variety of both free and commercial security products available which will offer good protection for connecting to the internet.

AntiVirus tools
Microsoft Security Essentials http://windows.microsoft.com/en-GB/windows/products/security-essentials
AVG Anti-Virus Free 2012 http://free.avg.com/gb-en/homepage
Avira Free Antivirus http://www.avira.com/en/avira-free-antivirus
Avast! Free Antivirus http://www.avast.com/en-gb/index
Integrated Security Suites
Comodo Internet Security Free http://www.comodo.com/home/internet-security/free-internet-security.php
Outpost Free Security Suite http://free.agnitum.com/

Of the above I have been using Comodo Internet Security for some years and find it very good.

Important Note: Do not install more than one AntiVirus program as this will cause problems. Windows Firewall can be enabled when another firewall program is installed but isn't necessary and most firewall programs will automatically disable Windows Firewall when installed.

Jan 07, 2012 | Computers & Internet

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Prepare driver installation failed, context :MSL action failed, error code: OxC0070643


Welcome to Free Antivirus Forum. Here you can share your knowledge ask questions and discuss all type of issues with other AVG Free Antivirus users. Stay protected , Microsoft Security Essentials gt Protect Your PC Forums gt Microsoft Security Essentials Forums gt Microsoft Essentials Getting Started and Upgrading gt ERROR CODE OXC0070643 , How Do You RemoveDelete Account? Re Stupid Update Left Me Not What A Mess Update - What A Mess Re Error Message OXC0070643. Error Message OXC0070643 , Welcome to Free Antivirus Forum. Here you can share your knowledge ask questions and discuss all type of issues with other AVG Free Antivirus users. Stay protected with AVG., Avira gave me the following message OxC0070643 Fatal error during installation. MSI enginefailed to install the product. Context@MFAproductinstallation., I have installed AVG free edition 2011 on over 20 computers without a problem. One computer keeps getting the following General Internal Error Failed to Install Error Code ,

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I am trying to download and install avg 8.o free antivirus but it always ask me for a license i don't know where to get it from , it never ask that before , and it was already installed before , but with...


go here, avg 2011 free requires no key. If you nee to completely uninstall prevous version avg has an uninstall tool, make sure self protection module is unchecked
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Dec 03, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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My desktop security says virus protection is turned off. the updates and firewall say on. i have tried everything that i know of to turn on. even the right click on the icon on the bottom by the clock. i...


First make sure your AVG is up-to-date...then to get rid of the popup click on the red sheild that opens the security center. Click on "Recommendations" and then check the checkbox that says, "I have antivirus software I will monitor on my own". that should get rid of the red shield on your taskbar. If updating your AVG does not work, try using Avast Free Antivirus...It's free and works alot better than AVG. Hope this helps.

Aug 04, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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Which web site can give free antivirus


The best and most reliable free antivirus (in my preference) is AVG Free. http://free.avg.com/ca-en/homepage Its compatible with all windows based operating systems - 32bit and 64bit architecture.

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I DON'T HAVE A POWERFULL ANTIVIRUSE


Download AVG FREE antivirus It will cover you quite well enough.
make sure windows firewall is turned on.

May 19, 2009 | Computers & Internet

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Here's the full error report: Local machine: installation failed Installation: Error: Action failed for file avgtdix.sys: starting service.... Error 0x80070014 I got this error after...


make sure you have removed all other antivirus software before installing AVG (or any other antivirus software)

try to uninstall AVG, then restart and install it again

Feb 02, 2009 | Computers & Internet

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Norton or avg free edition?


Both AVG and nod32 are quite good against viruses, but being only antivirus, and not a complete security suite, are both weak against other malaware threats.

If you do not want to buy a complete security suite like Nornon internet security, or Macafee security sute you can buy either AVG or nod32. Install a firewall like Zonealarm or similar to integrate the antivirus protection. AVG takes less RAM than nod 32, otherwise performances are similar.

If you are really worried about additional threats, you can integrate a free antivirus with a firewall and a good antimalaware like Spybot-S&D. This may slow down the computer a bit.

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