Problem of compatibility: AVG Free v8 and PC Tools

  Drpeter 10:19 10 May 2008

I recently upgraded to AVG Free v8.0.100 and find it works as well as AVG v7.5 – except that when I press UPDATE NOW the green bar shows AVGINFOVI.ctf ½ and locks, followed by the message “Connection failed”.
I also run PC Tools Firewall Plus v2.0.0.25 (Windows firewall is disabled) and have confirmed that all the AVG files are allowed. However, if I disable PC Firewall temporarily, the AVG update works smoothly! The PC Firewall shows 5 allowed AVG programs: AVG Alert Manager, Basic Interface, Control Centre, E-Mail Scanner and Update downloader.
Has anyone else come across this problem? Is there a solution? If not, can anyone recommend another free Firewall program?
Any help would be much appreciated,

(My computer details are:-
Processor Authentic AMD Athlon(tm) XP 1700+
Memory 512MB RAM
HDD 80 Gb 7200 rpm
OS Name Microsoft Windows XP Professional
Version 5.1.2600 Service Pack 2 Build 2600
AVG Free
Spybot 1.5.2
Spywareblaster 4
CleanUp 4.5.2
CCleaner 2.03.532
Internet Explorer v7.0.5730.11
Outlook Express v7.0.5730.11

  ex-wirecutter 11:00 10 May 2008

I dont know if it's any help but i run AVG v8 with Zone Alarm and it seems ok.

  eedcam 11:23 10 May 2008

Ok with ZA for me as well.Though if you want to keep yuor existing one you will probably have to add alot more avg services to your firewall
Check this out
click here

  Drpeter 16:23 10 May 2008

Many thanks eedcam - your link has helped me solve the problem! I had looked at FAQ earlier, but missed the relevant section.

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