Quote: Originally Posted by Borg 386
Quote: Originally Posted by Night Hawk
A few years back AVG saw a bad update people were warned about. Every so often regardless of which software company or product an update may end up seeing a coding error. Best to disable automatic updates until a particular company resolves the problem.
Good point. I usually wait a day or 2 before applying Windows updates to make sure something isn't causing problems. Other programs are set to "Notify me of an update, but do not install." It's saved me headaches a few times, when a update/fix was put out, only to read the next day it was causing havoc.
In the last couple of years here I've been running with the VIPRE Home Premium version of GFI software formerly Sunbelt with a large surprise of no longer needing multiple programs for adwares, spywares, and then for another av program. The program is so light weight you don't even know when it is running a scheduled scan and has caught bugs inside downloads stored over several years all other programs have missed! Well except for the updated Windows Defender being the rebranded MS Security Essential that will be seen in the next version.
So what was the one problem with VIPRE? The transitional update for the latest version being VIPRE Internet 2012 when going on as an update installed a network adapter filter that was knocking people offline! When installed separately however no problem was seen as the latest version. GFI went right to work for a solution while I found simply uninstalling all items for Network adapters in the Device Manager after shutting VIPRE down and then restarting the system saw the IE connection restored and passed along to their support.
I'm not suprised to see that Avira also seems to have worked fast on a resolve too! The AVG bug a few years simply removed a few system files it saw as false positives until that was solved at the time. Most companies will want to clean up any goobered updates fast to maintain their rep! since all are competing with each other. This report will be the good news for anyone running Avira.