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all day today I keep getting a pop up saying I have to restart my computer for update...I have not visited any new websites..is something up with AVG today????

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IF the popup is coming

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ok..every single time

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I do an update now I have to restart computer...I can not deal with this...what else is there out there to get??? I am tired of restarting..I have work to do...what is going on with AVG 8.0

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It appears that you are not alone

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Roddy

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thank you..I did the repair and it seems ok now...thanks...I was getting ready to just uninstall and go with McaFee..I get that free with Comcast..but everyone has said it is a memory hog so I have not done it...

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(NT) Great news, You're welcome :)

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To Roddy

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I finally did have to uninstall AVG because of update problems. They were constant and everything seemed to be just a temporary fix. 8.0 was not ready to be released yet. They should not have done that. There are more than just restart problems. And I did install McAfee Virus Scan Plus. No memory hogging. Nothing bad at all. Infact, it caught a trogan and something else that AVG never caught. There was a simple custmazation and my computer is 50 times faster than with AVG. For 20 dollars more I bought it's SiteAdvisor Plus and that really was a plus. If a website was red or anything but green, it was completely blocked and I was told why. It also updates by itself and no restarts. I have to work as well, so I wanted to tell you. I really hope you have no more problems with AVG, though.

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(NT) I don't use AVG myself either :)

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so conult81

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you did go to McaFee? Maybe I should do that, it is free with my comcast service ...I just heard that people said it hogged the memory...

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Working good here. Only 1 restart per machine.

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However in the past we ran into this issue when MULTIPLE protection softwares were installed. Remember that Teatimer/Spybot issue?

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Spybot & (was) Also Spyware Blaster By Javacool...

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I "think" Javacool got that fixed for SB (not sure).
Are you sure AVG 8's update function has auto permission thru your firewall? The update function (manual?? or Auto?) has a different .exe name and some people had to give the update exe separate additional OK thru Security Center.

Beyond that, you could try Avast! Free AV/anti-malware program. Many will as their OS to old for new AVG 8 (not supported) so forced elsewhere. http://www.avast.com/eng/avast_4_home.html
or Avira? : http://www.free-av.com/
Check System specs first to be extra sure!! Good Luck! Grin

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I just checked my firewall and

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yes it is checked to give permission..I just logged on and the first thing I got was you have to restart to be fully protected EVEN THO I did restart after I did the update last night. I am not liking this..

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Sorry I Can't Offer a Better Guess....

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since mine is one of those "unsuitable" for 8.
Possible it's set to auto scan at boot-up??(Default Setting?) If you don't boot, only log on/off, it 's saying, in effect, "I haven't scanned at start of this session therefore you may have an infection from before...I don't know ..so can't give assurance of full protection unless you re-boot to let me scan?

Sounds like the weasel word disclaimers that "Corporations" love so much these days. Sadly Sad AVG is behaving much more like a thoughtless Corp. these days.
Or maybe it's calling for Service Pack 1 ?? July 04/08:
NEW Updated SP1 for AVG 8: 8.0.135 Was 8.0.130 Good Luck!! Happy

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thanks

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I did a repair and so far, so good. If it starts acting up again, I have decided to totally uninstall and go with McaFee...

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