i noticed that you had resolved this problem for someone and when i went to the tool bar icon i found i could only "exit" there were no active components. i followed your advise for AVGfree watchdog and it fixed the problem EXCEPT, every night the same thing happens so each morning i have to reactivate the AVG watchdog. is there a permenant fix for this.
After you have reactivated it go to Start/Run/and type msconfig and click OK. Click the Services tab and scroll down to AVG Free8 Watchdog - make sure there is a tick in the box on the left. Click Apply and OK.
If you still have a problem then I would suggest re-installing your copy of AVG 8.5 - there is a recent version available from
i reinstalled yesterday. today i had the same problem. no active components. any other suggestions would be appreciated. i didn't uninstall first. i'm not sure if i should do that. should i be connected to the internet when i install and uninstall??