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Windows 7: AVG Free problem

05 Feb 2009   #1

Windows Seven Beta
AVG Free problem

I have the little warning flag on the taskbar on the right side that says AVG isn't turned on and asks if I would like to turn it on. I click yes and nothing happens. I still get the warning. Does anyone know how to fix this?

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10 Apr 2009   #2

win 7

Yep happens to me too. I don't really want to uninstall AVG, but if I'm not protected.... Here's the error below..

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11 Apr 2009   #3

Windows 7 x64 Build 7068

Make sure your running AVG 8.5. I am under Win7 x64 Build 7068 and am not experiencing the issue you two are. See below...

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11 Apr 2009   #4

win 7

Well I think its a little more complicated...

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11 Apr 2009   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium x64

same problem here, i just turned off the message...and ignored it
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11 Apr 2009   #6
black dog

7068 64 bit + XP Pro

I found the same message in the Action Centre when i upgraded to 7068, and have disabled the message.
AVG was obviously working, as it had advised me that i had some keygens it did not like the look of. Don't know why it would think that .
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11 Apr 2009   #7

WIN 7 Ultimate 7127 RC
AVG not working right in W7

I had to switch to AVG when I went with 7000... I had been using Bitdefender, but it refused to work with 7000.

One thing I noticed with AVG however is that the tray icon app does not work, it seems to update once in a while, but I know i have virus on one particulur drive and it does not even warn me of those virus like BitDefender does. They are known EXE's that I know are spyware files and I keep them to make sure the virus protection is working right. AVG does not see them.

Anyone else have issues with AVG, or what do you use on W7?
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11 Apr 2009   #8
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1

See if Free Avira Antivirus sees them
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11 Apr 2009   #9

Windows 7 x86 build 7077

kaspersky has a free 90 version for windows 7. give that a try.

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11 Apr 2009   #10

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