I downloaded v7 when it first came out, and have used it instead of the Windows virus protection without any problems. Then a couple of days ago, I got the message from the Security Centre to say that the computer might be at risk as AVG is turned off. When I check, the message under the Virus Protection section says AVG 7 reports that it is turned off.
According to the Control Centre in AVG, everything is up to date and working. I don't think I ever chose the option in Sec Ctre to say that I have my own AV prog, because if I select that, the heading for Virus Protection reads not monitored, rather than off.
Should I have opted for the 'I've got my own, thanks'? I haven't changed any settings since I first upgraded to AVG, so heaven knows why this message has suddenly appeared. I've got XP and Outlook.
Seems to be random over the past couple of days: when it first appeared, I check that it was indeed switched on and then rebooted - no problem. It happened a couple of times after that, interspersed with no notification. This morning it was ok, then happened again when I switched on again after going out.
It just seems odd that it should only have begun now when AVG7 has bee out for a while. Do you think I should do as mattyc_92 suggests? I'm a bit concerned that if I do that, I may forget to make sure it is on, and hasn't gone pear shaped on me!
Off to the dentist but will check back for your reply on my (no doubt dribbling) return - thanks!