My avg says i am not protected and the update manager says there is a .bin file mising i do not know what this is. I have clicked on the update manager to try and update it but it keps saying it has failed.
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reinstall the operation system cause once contaminated ...there is no antivirus available to clean it ...and if it does usually you will end up with side effects like missing files from the system ( strictly necessary files for proper function ).. the viruses usually attack functionality related files and so ...you have to reinstall and format the C drive (partition ) during the operation ...so to be sure you end up clean ...and after that get an anti-virus ..even a free one it is a kinda protection ...I recommend AVG free..its a pretty good one ..and it updates itself daily even in the free version..
<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 />
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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>
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>
Improved features: - Though you can download AVG protection software freely, but the security software is by no means ineffective.</li>
It's improved features like Link Scanner, ID Protection makes it the most effective scanner.</li></ul>
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<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 />
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<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.
AVG free works just great. It updates daily, and its very easy compatability. Below is the link to it. Source(s): http://free.avg.com/download?prd=afe AVG my freind is an expert he does that for his company so he know's good stuff like that.
First off: Why Uninstall AVG in the first place: AVG is the BEST AV program availible ! Why ? Because it's fast, easy to update, reliable and I'm using it since the day I got my PC 5-6 years ago. But nevertheless, as requested:
1.) Stop AVG services: To do this click on start, then on run and type in "Services.msc" without the quotes. A new windows will appear, with all the services running on the computer. Now all you have to do is to locate, right-click and "stop" AVG services.
2.) Disable startup options for AVG programs and services: To do this type in "Msconfig" in Run just as the "Services.msc" previously. Remember not to include the quotes. Navigate to the "Services" and the "Startup" tab and "uncheck" any AVG entries you can find.
3.) Close AVG open program files: Press ctrl-alt-del on your keyboard to open the task manager. In the task manager, navigate to the processes Tab. You will find all running processes on the computer. Sort the first coloumn by "image name" then right click and end avg tasks, usually named avg?????
4.) Deleting AVG from your machine: To do this, Navigate to this folder(standard): "C:\Program Files\Grisoft\AVG7\" . Then select all the files in that folder and click "Shift-del" without the quotes. Confirm deletion. If error comes up, remove the first file from your selection by cntr+left click on the most upper file. Then shift-del again, until the next file "errors". Continue this process until you have reached the end. The reason for some files not wanting to be deleted is simple: Those files are still open, reside in memory and thus cannot be deleted !
5.) Restart your machine; Navigate to the AVG folder again after restart, and delete the remaining AVG files which are all closed now. Remeber to remove the $VAULT.AVG$ hidden folders, as they are the avg vaults.
6.) You have removed all traces and movement of AVG from your machine :(