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AVG todays update

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AVG todays update

Is there something wrong with todays AVG AV update. On all three computers I have here, it seems to be stuck at the opening page, which remains resolutely blank?
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Re: AVG todays update

Which edition is that?
Just looked at AVG Free on one of my PC's and it says it's up to date and has Virus Database version 269.21.8/1337 released 20/03/2008
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It's the free edition. And yes, my AVG also says it's up to date, however all 3 PC's this morning from boot, as they often do, start immediately with the AVG update download window. but it hasn't gone any further than the opening screen, no file size etc. Maybe it's only that there is no update to download (unusually) if so why the blank opening window. I wasn't aware that my PC's were set to open it whether there was a download or not...all rather odd. Maybe I should look in the startup folder?
Experience; is something you gain, just after you needed it most.

When faced with two choices, simply toss a coin. It works not because it settles the question for you. But because in that brief moment while the coin is in the air. You suddenly know what you are hoping for.
pierre_pierre
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Re: AVG todays update

I had no problem with two laptops on XP Free, retried and get the nothing to update as well
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Re: AVG todays update

I updated this morning at 8a and had no problem.
Maybe an uninstall and reinstall is the answer.
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Re: AVG todays update

Quote from: PJ
Have you recently made any changes to a software firewall

No!
Experience; is something you gain, just after you needed it most.

When faced with two choices, simply toss a coin. It works not because it settles the question for you. But because in that brief moment while the coin is in the air. You suddenly know what you are hoping for.
scootie
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Re: AVG todays update

Quote from: HPsauce
Which edition is that?
Just looked at AVG Free on one of my PC's and it says it's up to date and has Virus Database version 269.21.8/1337 released 20/03/2008

werid mine is database version 269.21.7/1336 released 20/03/2008
does this mean i have a defrent version of avg
program version 7.5.519
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Re: AVG todays update

Quote from: scootie
Quote from: HPsauce
Which edition is that?
Just looked at AVG Free on one of my PC's and it says it's up to date and has Virus Database version 269.21.8/1337 released 20/03/2008

werid mine is database version 269.21.7/1336 released 20/03/2008
does this mean i have a defrent version of avg
program version 7.5.519

Does it depend which operating system you are using?  I am using XP and my version is 269.21.8/1337 released on 20/03/2008.
scootie
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Re: AVG todays update

well im runing vista home prem ive just updated my database and its showing the 269.21.8/1337 now must of updated yestreday just before new data base was relesed.
so no its not to do with the windows version your runing
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Re: AVG todays update

There is a thread at dslreports where people have been having similar problems.  Keep an eye on it and see if any of their suggestions help.
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There is a thread at

Ah ha!, so I'm not the only one then, thanks jnwright.
Found that once this window is showing, it is singularly difficult to close, it does not respond to X or right click/close, On the third of the 3 computers here, the best I could do was minimise it, until going to "task manager" and closed it there, task manager noted it as a "running programme"
Edit: anyone know why this happened, my comments follow the "quote" not inside the "quote" but the whole thing has appeared in the quote box, and underlined, which I didn't apply.
[Moderator's note by Peter (PJ): Fixed quote tags]
Experience; is something you gain, just after you needed it most.

When faced with two choices, simply toss a coin. It works not because it settles the question for you. But because in that brief moment while the coin is in the air. You suddenly know what you are hoping for.
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Re: AVG todays update

I have free AVG which updates after 4pm - so it has just done so - states the update released 20/3/08.  However, shows as being updated completely.
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Re: AVG todays update

petlew,
If you edit your post you will see that your typing is before the close quote code
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Re: AVG todays update

I've noticed that quite often the AVG automatic update process seems to "lock" against the daily scan.
Are your systems running an automatic full scan when they boot?
I find that killing the scan and update, then kicking off the update manually myself, usually sorts it out.
After all it's free!
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Agree with HPSauce.....  I killed the autoupdates after login, and update manually,and have no issues at all. Using most up to date version downloaded 18:00 today. DO you knownhow to kill the autoupdates.  I also had an issue at one time with no updates being installedm solved by going to Update settings, and Advanced, and deleting the temporary files.