What is "Watchdog" component???

  Sabi 13:29 08 Jun 2008


Sometimes when I switch on my PC a little pop up on the bottom left corner comes up showing;

Components state
Connected to Watchdog

Does anyone know what it is???

Many thanks


I use windows XP, AVG 8 (full version), Ad-Aware 2007, AOL 9VR

  Stuartli 13:58 08 Jun 2008

Do you have some form of components monitoring test (such as for a hard drive)?

If so it could be linked to something on these lines:

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  Stuartli 13:59 08 Jun 2008

I use DriveSmart to check out my hard drive, which uses the SMART technology.

  Sabi 14:28 08 Jun 2008

Thanks for your reply stuartli;

I had the computer from a distant friend who cleaned up before giving it to me. The PC is an old Dell computer and has one C drive. I don't have any external hard drive either.
I checked in Add/Remove programs to see if anything strange showing which wasn't. All I know is; since I installed AVG 8 software in, the "watchdog" pop up started to appear!!!

Unfortunately I am not a computer expert :-( but I will be grateful if you or anyone else could guide me some guidance for how to suss this issue out!!.

Many thanks


  Stuartli 14:49 08 Jun 2008

See the 12.50am posting on 5/3/08 in this link:

click here

  Stuartli 14:50 08 Jun 2008


click here

  Sabi 16:47 08 Jun 2008

Thanks again Stuartli;

I can understand if the free version of AVG 8 have problems but I mine is a full version which I paid good money for it :-(

Very disappointed as I have to put up with the software is for the next 2 years!!!


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