avg needs a restart

  martd77 18:43 12 Feb 2009

Im using avg8 free version now all of a sudden all the components report they are in error and need an update,so i update as i have done to see the message "avg requires a restart"so i restart the pc but it says it every time i do an update then a small box appears on the screen counting down from 120-0 with the avg program asking "do you wish to restart the pc now or later"

anyone else have this problem??

  Sobeit 19:33 12 Feb 2009

There is a fix for this but i can't remember and cant see any settings to change.
Perhaps I had an option to change something when the box appears.
Next time you do the update see if there are any options.

  anthonystorey 19:34 12 Feb 2009

i had a similar problem on an earlier version on my laptop i reinstalled and it worked fine after that - go to filehippo or similar and download the latest version - good luck

  martd77 19:48 12 Feb 2009

thanks i will download and re install,its not an early version though its updated every day
the only option i get is restart or not

  martd77 18:58 13 Feb 2009

well what a pain that was,avg wouldnt uninstall fully it couldnt create a back up file,so i deleted what i could find of the avg files downloaded the newest version installed that and it kept repoting component error,general error etc,everything was in error on the menu apart from the licence!so i uninstalled it,ran ccleaner,reinstalled avg and its back to been ok now

  peter gr 11:17 24 Feb 2009

I have recently incurred the same problem as martd77. Since Feb 14th, avg updates have failed, all requiring a restart, but the restart gives the same message "update requires a restart". I am reluctant to take mart's route as it appears to be fraught with potential problems.
Has anybody any other suggestions?

I am on dial-up, broadband not being available on my telephone line. The updates worked fine prior to Feb 14th.

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