I have just set up AVG7 on a friends computer. Windows ME, Norton Firewall 2002 and although the installation seemed to go alright we are getting a repeating problem. On start up of PC when all is loaded we keep getting a rotating AVG icon in the system tray with a pop up window saying email scanner. It then dials out using a dial up connection. All updates have been manualised so there should not be any automatic connection. How can I stop this dial out on start up? Any help gratefully received.
If I've understood aright, I had same problem on a friends pc. Go to Control Center in AVG; click scheduler, then scheduled tasks, then click Edit schedule and remove the tick in "If internet connection not available...." Click OK. Also, check the time period you've set for updates (in same window)
I have tried your suggestions and checked OE6 settings. Emails are been sent normally but then after PC has been switched off and then back on again a spinning AVG icon appears in the system tray and a pop up window saying E Mail Scanner appears and it dials out. Djohn if I remove the dot from 'Update on Restart' it defaults to the section 'Update Immediately' which does not seem to allow an option not to have an automatic update. So if anyone has some more suggestions, I will be pleased to hear.
whybe, it may be of interest to hear that I had so many problems with AVG7 (conflicting with MSGTAG chiefly) that I have regretfully abandoned AVG in favour of Avast4. Remains to be seen whether there will be any conflicts there.
Thanks very much for your reply. I must admit I'm inclined to agree with you. I have gone through all the AVG settings again and the one option it doesn't seem to give is to update manually. An automatic update is not a problem for we who have 'always on' broadband but a distinct nuisance for my friends dial up. I mentioned the possiblity of changing to Avast and I await a reply. To this end I will regard this problem as solved. Thanks to everyone.
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