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AVG 8 has informed me that the Anti-virus and the Anti-spyware databases are out of date; has been "checking for updates" for over 24 hours now with no apparent results, except that my computer isn't protected right now. Any suggestions? Thanks!

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Check there is no firewall blocking conection to internet and that you can conect to internet also check what the url is on conections in avg menu this tells avg were to conect for updates

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I can't update my AVG antivirus from the FREE AVG.com site, it says page can't be found....


Hey re download the AVG anti virus from the site it is working.

before that uninstall the previous and re-start the system and install the new one and update.

regards

Apr 30, 2010 | RTO Avg Anti-Virus & Anti-Spyware 8 for...

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Cost and Tech Support of AVG anti-virus


There are various versions of AVG anti-virus and so the prices. The prices of AVG products are depends on sellers, if you search online you may find different prices for the same product, because many web sites may provide you some certain discounts on each buy.

Prices also can depend on usage, like price can vary for 1 user to multi-user. The price of AVG Internet Security 2011 software is $79.95 for 3 pcs, for 1 year, and BitDefender Internet Security 2011 is $ 49.95 for 2 years subscription.

Though the price of AVG is not fixed, you can search on web for your suitable price. Here are some web links from where you can find your required information and can buy the products:
http://www.amazon.com/Grisoft-AVG-Internet-Security-Subscription/dp/B000S5X3S8,
http://internet-security-suite-review.toptenreviews.com/avg-internet-security-review.html,
http://www.softwarevouchers.com/avg-internetsecurity2011.html.


If you face any problem regarding AVG products, and have any query about your account and software, you can get help from AVG technical support and customer service. AVG offers 24-hour online access to support solutions such as AVG technician, extensive FAQ knowledgebase, and automated solution wizards.

These services are always available free of charge, resolve the most common issues, and assure your products are up-to-date and actively protecting what you value. For online help you may require your original licence number, and full information of your system. At AVG Knowledge base you can find all basic answers like how to install AVG products, general problems etc. you can simply mail support@avg.com.au and AVG help desk will help you as soon as possible. You can follow this web link to contact with customer support:

http://free.avg.com/us-en/support,
http://free.avg.com/ww-en/support,
http://www.avg-antivirus.com.au/avg_technical_support.htm

on Mar 26, 2011 | RTO Avg AVG Anti-Virus & Anti-Spyware V8.0...

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Advantages and Disadvantages of AVG Anti-Virus


<p>AVG offers a number of compelling features and the right technology to keep your PC protected. As one of the best antivirus software products reviewed, AVG offers a great solution that delivers advanced protection and simple use. But apart from these AVG have some advantages and Disadvantages.<br /> <p> <br /> <p>Advantages<br /> <ul> <li> Protection: - AVG Anti-Virus is fully armed to protect your computer from threats from a number of angles. The software includes antivirus and antispyware protection, as well as complete online protection from harmful sites and downloads.</li> <li> Ease of Installation: - AVG Anti-Virus is easy to download and install. The installation is straightforward and doesn't require a restart. And while it's not the fastest, it's relatively quick and performs an update immediately.</li> <li> Improved features: - Though you can download AVG protection software freely, but the security software is by no means ineffective.</li> <li> It's improved features like Link Scanner, ID Protection makes it the most effective scanner.</li></ul> <p> <br /> <p>Disadvantages:-<br /> <p>When uninstalling AVG version 7 or 8 in Windows XP/Vista and attempting to install other anti-virus programs such as Kaspersky Anti-Virus or Norton Antivirus, the latter programs will not install.<br /> <p>Instead, they show an "incompatible software installed" error even if the uninstalled software has been removed using the control panel.<br /> <p> <br /> <p>This happens because software that updates and changes can add registry entries that were not added when the product was originally installed.<span> </span>A signature update dated November 9, 2008, crippled some computers, as it allowed the software to treat "user32.dll", a major component of Windows XP/Vista, as a Trojan and advised users to delete it. Users who deleted the file in question were put on a continuous reboot loop. The problem was rectified a few days later with a new signature database and further safeguards were added to the product.

on Mar 24, 2011 | Internet Avg AVG Security V8.0 WIN - 2...

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When I START TO DOWNLOAD AVG anti virus....give me message ' the supported operating system 9 windows 2000 sp4+ update rollup and higher) are listed on web site ..www.avg-com/ww.special-old-os-app9....but...


"AVG only runs on Windows 2000 SP4 + Update Rollup 1"

It sounds like you need an update for your Windows before you can install AVG. You should be able to download this from MS.

Apr 03, 2010 | RTO Avg Anti-Virus & Anti-Spyware 8 for...

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On norton protection center i get fix protection up dates 0n fix on doing all required the problem is not solved the same applies tospyware definitions i end up with protection updates out of date


Your Norton that you bought in 2005 has expired.
Normally, the anti virus protection, you buy, will have an expiration of 1 year or 2 years. It will only have more, if you have purchased the license for more. If not,that is why your Norton is out ot date. Expired 2006!!! I DO NOT RECOMMEND NORTON
Some useful information below. Hope it helps.

SPEAKING WITH MY EXPERIENCE TRY SOMETHING ELSE.

FREE SPYWARE
Download Spybot Search & Destroy. Restart computer, then run Spybot to see what spyware comes up, AND DELET IT.

FYI---Virus Protection-- 2 programs of virus protection will conflict with each other and will actually cancel out the protection. SO just download one.

Running Spybot Search & Destroy with EITHER Avast or Avg (great Free virus protection programs ) will keep a computer in good working condition. FREE

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Alvira AntiVirus Free Edition
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$ *** KASPERSKY ***
http://www.kaspersky.com

There are alot of $ anti-virus and Internet security programs out there,


ie: Norton, McAfee, Panda, Bitdefender. If you would like to pay $ then get ***Kaspersky***-- 2010 , I feel that is the best for your money.

REMEMBER TO KEEP UP THE DAILY MAINTENANCE ON ALL OF YOUR COMPUTERS.!

Good Luck. If you find this information helpful , please rate me.
Thanks :0)


Feb 19, 2010 | Norton Internet Security 2005...

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Without net connection upade Anti-virus


Update Anti-virus

I sure it may help for you and other person and save your time and most important your PC
It is my experience...

For AVG it show fully update.
  1. Install Avg
  2. See his last update.Suppose his last update is 24-03-2006
  3. Go to your PC time and date setting.
  4. And change only Date means write date 25-03-2006.Write one or two day after means you can write 25,26...
  5. And after save date restart your PC.
  6. you are happy to know that your Avg is fully update without any internet connection.
For any anti-virus or software use above point.
And Tell Your Friend Also.....
If any problem you may contact me at-
kundan.pankaj@gmail.com

on Jul 03, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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Which anti-virus software should you choose?


Hello and welcome to my tip about anti-virus software. If you are still making your decision on which anti-virus to download, you have come to the right place! Today I will be pointing out the pros and cons of the four most commonly used anti-virus software solutions.

What can you expect to gain from this tip?
You will find a lot of information about the different anti-virus software solutions.
You will find the prices of each of the products.
I will help you make your decision on which anti-virus software to download by exposing the advantages and disadvantages of each of them.
I will give you my conclusion of these four anti-virus software solutions.

AVG Anti-Virus Software
Website: http://www.avg.com
- About AVG
Founded in 1991, with corporate offices in Europe, the US and the UK, AVG is focused on providing home and business computer users with the most comprehensive and proactive protection against computer security threats.
- With more than 110 million active users around the world, the AVG family of security software products is distributed globally through resellers and through the Web and supports all major operating systems and platforms.
- Employing some of the world's leading experts in software development, threat detection and prevention, and risk analysis, AVG is uniquely positioned to spearhead innovation in the industry. The company continues to invest in R&D, teaming with leading universities to maintain its technological edge.
- As the nature of threats continues to evolve - from computer - and web-borne viruses to complex exploits designed to steal information for financial gain, the nature of protection must also evolve. Using the latest technology developed by world-renowned security experts, AVG provides real-time defenses against real-time threats. With AVG software on your system, you can safely surf the net, create online profiles, shop, bank online, download files, store data, chat, and email, safe in the knowledge that your personal and professional information will not be stolen or misused.

AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition
Price: Free
Compatible with: Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP and Windows 2000
What do you get?
- Anti-Virus & Anti-Spyware (Makes sure you can't get or spread a virus, worm, or Trojan horse)
- Link Scanner (Ensures every web page you visit is safe - even before you go there)

AVG Anti-Virus 9.0
Price: $27.99
Compatible with: Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP and Windows 2000
What do you get?
- Anti-Virus & Anti-Spyware (Makes sure you can't get or spread a virus, worm, or Trojan horse)
- Link Scanner (Ensures every web page you visit is safe - even before you go there)
- Online Shield (Lets you download and exchange files without risking virus infection)
- Advanced Anti-Rootkit protection (Ensures even the most sophisticated hidden threats are kept out)
- Game Mode (Keeps you safe without interrupting you while you're playing)
- Phishing protection (Checks to make sure web pages really are what they appear to be)
- AVG Identity Protection (Keeps your private information safe from known and unknown threats)
- Enhanced Firewall (Prevents hackers from seeing inside your computer)
- Anti-Spam (Blocks spammers and scammers from clogging your system)
- Expert Technical support (Free technical assistance whenever you need it)

ClamAV
Website: http://www.clamav.net
- About ClamAV
ClamAV is an open source (GPL) anti-virus toolkit for UNIX, designed especially for e-mail scanning on mail gateways. It provides a number of utilities including a flexible and scalable multi-threaded daemon, a command line scanner and advanced tool for automatic database updates. The core of the package is an anti-virus engine available in a form of shared library.

ClamAV
Price: Free
Compatible with: Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows Server 2003 and Windows 2000
What do you get?
- command-line scanner
- fast, multi-threaded daemon with support for on-access scanning
- milter interface for sendmail
- advanced database updater with support for scripted updates and digital signatures
- virus scanner C library
- on-access scanning (Linux® and FreeBSD®)
- virus database updated multiple times per day (see home page for total number of signatures)
- built-in support for various archive formats, including Zip, RAR, Tar, Gzip, Bzip2, OLE2, Cabinet, CHM, BinHex, SIS and others
- built-in support for almost all mail file formats
- built-in support for ELF executables and Portable Executable files compressed with UPX, FSG, Petite, NsPack, wwpack32, MEW, Upack and obfuscated with SUE, Y0da Cryptor and others
- built-in support for popular document formats including MS Office and MacOffice files, HTML, RTF and PDF

McAfee Anti-Virus Software
Website: http://www.mcafee.com
- About McAfee
McAfee Labs delivers the core technologies and threat intelligence that power McAfee's suite of endpoint, web, email, and network security products. With a research footprint that covers the globe, McAfee Labs provides accurate and predictive Global Threat Intelligence. A team of 350 multidisciplinary researchers in 30 countries follows the complete range of threats in real time, identifying application vulnerabilities, analyzing and correlating risks, and enabling instant remediation. Support from McAfee Labs: 24/7 emergency response team ensures the highest level of insight into emerging risks.

McAfee Anti-Virus Plus 2010
Price: $29.99
Compatible with: Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP and Windows 2000
What do you get?
- Malware protection
- Intelligent alerts
- Faster scans
- Site adviser

Norton Anti-Virus Software (Once in - Never Out)
Website: http://www.symantec-norton.com
- About Norton
Symantec-Norton.com is a registered worldwide partner of Symantec Corporation. Our goal is to drive qualified, or 'informed', traffic to the various Symantec online stores throughout the world. For the visitors that come to our site without knowing exactly what they need, we take it to educate them about Symantec's wide array of products so they can purchase those that best fit their needs. For those of you who already have a product in mind, we channel you directly to the right location on the Symantec store website for your country so there is no time wasted on your side - We basically do the work on your behalf so you can access your product quickly and painlessly.
- Think about it: Symantec sells dozens of products in dozens of languages. Between PC security and Mac products, consumer and small business offerings, it's easy to get lost. Let us help: you could be downloading your anti-virus solution in a matter of minutes, or order the CD version if you prefer. Either way, it's easy.
- Of course, like everyone else you want the best price for your purchase. Again, Symantec-Norton.com offers something unique in a sense that Symantec allows us to pass on to you coupons and promotions that are not available through other online channels. That's right, as a registered partner of Symantec Corporation, not only do we make your purchase experience easier, we also save you money.
- Symantec-Norton.com is operated and maintained by Right Search, Inc., headquartered in Sunnyvale, California, right in the heart of sunny Silicon Valley. As a matter of fact, we're just a couple of miles away from our friends at Symantec. We're online partners and almost neighbors in real life. That is what we call being in a tight relationship!

Norton Anti-Virus 2010
Price: $49.95
Compatible with: Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP and Windows 2000
What do you get?
- Installs under 1 minute and takes less than 8 MB of memory; light on CPU usage
- Super-fast scan times: only 61 seconds for a typical Windows system hard drive
- Includes spyware protection - no need to purchase a separate product!
- Minimal performance impact during gaming, movie playback, presentations and more
- FREE 24/7 support for every customer through email/chat/phone

- Conclusion
In conclusion, I believe that AVG anti-virus is the best free anti-virus software and is also the best paid-for anti-virus software because their updates are frequent and I have not yet come across a virus that could not be removed by AVG. They are also devoted to finding new viruses on the internet and finding ways to remove them as well as finding out what they do to ensure the best protection for you!

ClamAV ranks in at number two for anti-virus software on my list as it can be used on a server which is great for businesses and schools which require a server.

Number three on my list is McAfee anti-virus because it also has frequent updates and they have a large team working on fixing bugs and errors as well as discovering new viruses.

Number four on my list would have to be Norton anti-virus simply due to one fact: once you install it, you will not get rid of it unless you format your computer which would remove any viruses anyway.

So there you have it. If you are looking for free anti-virus software or paid-for anti-virus software, you are better off going with AVG!

I hope you enjoyed my tip about which anti-virus software to use. Thank you for using FixYa! Have a nice day and please remember to rate this tip.

Best regards,
BearWeb

on Apr 19, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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Spyware, Virus on Laptop


I think you are infected with a spyware/malware.

try to download spybot search and destroy, update the database definition and scan in safemode.

download from here

post back if you need further info. good luck

Feb 09, 2009 | Toshiba Satellite A100-S8111TD Notebook

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Problem in updating Avg 8.0 Anti-Virus


Reinstall AVG it seems there is a problem in Your registry files.

Jan 11, 2009 | Computers & Internet

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Virus


i suggest kaspersky internet security for you, it can deal with both viruses and spywares. because i think you have a spyware in your computer not a virus.

Oct 04, 2008 | Computers & Internet

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