Alienware 17 R4 2017 review
I have noticed over last month or so AVG updates itself but then flashes up 'needs to restart to complete'. It does this every day despite the usual overnight restart. Anyone know why and how to get around it?
In the AVG control centre open the update manager window by double clicking on the update manager tab. Then select the update immediately button and select one of the three choices given. Click apply.
If you want to do manual updates then open Test Centre click on edit schedule deselect "periodically check for internet up dates." Click OK then close.
ok thanks for that, have done, although I don't see it makes a lot of difference selecting 'finish on next restart' as that's what happens now anyway, and it still flashes up 'need to restart to complete'. I'm more confused as to why each update needs a restart.
I found this in the FAQ on the grisoft site (don't know if it's any good to you)
03103 Update requires restart
If the meesage appears even though you rebooted, please perform following procedure:
- find and delete the WAIT4SD file, if it is located in the AVG7 folder (ensure that showing hidden files and folders is enabled)
- go to the ...Application Data\Grisoft\Avg7data fodler and remove its content
- reboot your PC
- try to update again
If the problem stil persists, contact our technical support and send us AVGINET.LOG,UPDATE7.LOG and AVG7.LOG files. These files are located within AVG7DATA folder (and its subfolders)
Possible location of the folder depends on the operating system version:
- C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Grisoft\Avg7Data (WinXP/2000)
- C:\Windows\Application Data\Grisoft\Avg7Data (Windows 95/98/ME)
- C:\Winnt\profiles\All Users\Application Data\Grisoft\Avg7Data (NT 4.0)
Send us also version of your operating system, version of AVG and virus base
What op system are you running?
Also found this
WindowsME: When you try to update AVG you are asked for a restart everytime.
If you useing the Microsoft WindowsME operating system and this error message "Windows could not upgrade the file %1 from %2 %1: %2" appears after the computer restart on the black background and you have to press some key to continue booting the operating system and you can see this AVG error message "There was detected unfinished update...you have to restart..." after you log into the computer and you can see "Update unsuccessful" error message in the AVG Control Center->Update Manager, the problem is caused by the error in the WindowsME operating system. This error is described here (in english language only):
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