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Problem installing AVG free: error 0x800736b1

I have tried rebooting-another date-unstalling and reindstalling and stiill getting the same message. I contacted AVG 3 days ago and still no answer. Thank You Cynthia

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  • willythepo Jul 23, 2008

    Exactly the same, couldn't start up the AVG 8.0 Free so like an idiot paid for the full programme with the same outcome. AVG don't want to know. Never had a problem with 7.5 Free. Have tried various free downloads with no success.

  • chandu_p_999 Aug 30, 2008

    Local machine: installation failed
    Installation:
    Error: Action failed for file avgwdsvc.exe: starting service....
    Error 0x800736b1

  • Anonymous Sep 04, 2008

    Tried to install AVG free edition only for it to be extracted at the end with error code 0x800736b1

  • Anonymous Nov 19, 2008

    I can't install it,after I uninstalled the Resing.

  • Anonymous Nov 22, 2008

    0x800736b1

  • Anonymous Nov 22, 2008

    I have the same problem, same error. Win XP Home SP 3

  • Anonymous Nov 29, 2008

    0x800736b1

  • stefan61 Apr 06, 2009

    Error 0x800736b1

  • Anonymous Apr 08, 2009

    error 0x800736b1 : (

  • Anonymous May 12, 2009

    I have the same problem when trying to install AVG 8.5 both free and lisenced. Dell XP home

  • Larry Miller May 11, 2010

    Hi...Please, what operating system and computer type do you use?...we can go from there.....
    and, are you trying to install the new AVG 8.0?...i can help....


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I have the very same problem- contacted AVG support but they replied whether i have registered with them.. no idea about what they mean.

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    Error 0x800736b1 AVG - resolved by START-RUN-services.msc - WINDOWS INSTALLER -make it automatic and start it.

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This is how i fixed to problem i was having the same issue with the free avg 8.5 and 9.0 i downloaded the free 7.5 from brothersoft which is out dated but it will load and run with errors but you just keep updating it. after the second or thrid update avg will ask you to upgrade to the 8.5 and it will work fine. i just kept udating it until i had the 8.5 version most important you must delete the version you are having problems with before you download the outdated 7.5 version. if you keep the 8.5 and try to download the 7.5.

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What is it doing? Is it giving you an error message?
Try going to trendmicro.com and running house call, and live.com and running the full service scan they are both free scans. If you have a virus it can keeo a antivirus product from installing unfortuantly a virus can keep the above scans from running.

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Please can you help

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Uninstalling and reinstalling normally works. Do you use a regcleaning program at all. would recommend you do as the good ones (Uniblue suite, Regcure, Regmechanic) clean up your registry and removes invalid reg files. So b4 reinstalling AVG try a recleaner first, then re-install. Also try googling your error number as you are not alone with this prob.
Sorry I cant be anymore help.

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