Avg installation Internet problems

December 28, 2012 at 13:14:46
Specs: Windows vista
I just updated avg free edition. Now my Internet won't work saying it has no connection. I have wifi in the house and all other computers are connected. Any ideas?

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#1
December 28, 2012 at 13:26:30
If it was me, first thing I'd try is uninstalling AVG and then see if your internet connection works. If it works after uninstalling AVG, use a different antivirus package.

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#2
December 28, 2012 at 14:32:56
you may want to uninstall AVG and try Avast Free:
http://www.filehippo.com/download_a...
Avast gives updates daily....no need to schedule updates or scans like most other AV's plus MUCH better real-time protection...

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#3
December 28, 2012 at 14:49:23
Uninstalled still a problem. Shows I am connected but browser (IE) insists it has no connection. Tried alternate browser and same thing. Did a sys restore. Same result. Too weird

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#4
December 28, 2012 at 22:54:15
"I have wifi in the house and all other computers are connected"
Go to a working connection & compare the settings.

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#5
December 29, 2012 at 15:42:59
Re #2

I like and recommend Avast. However it is incorrect to keep implying to our posters that other AV's need to run scheduled updates or scans to work, or that they do not catch viruses in real time. There might be some obscure DOS AV's that require that (for Win 31, 95 or 98) but it does not apply to ANY of the well known current AV's. They would never stay in business.

Care to name some?

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#6
December 29, 2012 at 16:03:53
Care to name some?
Sure...AVG HAS to have scheduled scans as well as MSE to name some. Any more questions?

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#7
December 29, 2012 at 16:13:25
You do not HAVE to use AVG or MSE scheduled scans any more than you do with Avast. Are you seriously trying to suggest that these two do not detect viruses while you are online and that you have to scan for them in order for them to be detected?

Sure, they have a scheduled scan facility but that is NOT a detraction. So does Avast for that matter, it's just disabled in their free version.

I respect your opinion that Avast has good real-time protection but that is not what I am querying.

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#8
December 29, 2012 at 17:00:35
I have used all 3 so I KNOW what I'm saying...no need for further explanation. case CLOSED!

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#9
December 29, 2012 at 17:02:57
Ricks6

You said in #3 that you uninstalled AVG then you did the restore.
This means that you might now have AVG back again. Just wondered if that's
what you intended.

Check out #4 in case you missed it, comparing notes sounds like a good idea.

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#10
December 29, 2012 at 17:11:44
Re #8
Don't need an explanation. I am running all three on different computers right now and each of them have caught viruses while I've been online, without having to run scans.

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#11
December 29, 2012 at 17:15:48
#10
"each of them have caught viruses while I've been online, without having to run scans"

Correct.


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