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AVG anti-virus update

by drwooley / April 20, 2009 11:16 PM PDT

I recently updated to the new AVG 8.5 on Win XP laptop. A few days later I realized that the program will not update virus database, even after a reinstall. I get messages saying I have something blocking the update and it also suggested that Cybersitter program is on my machine. Following AVG's FAQ, I briefly turned off Zonealarm firewall to see if it was the cause -- answer is no. I think I may have a virus that has installed this "cybersitter" program but I can't find it. I ran a virus cleaner program on-line and while it shut off a couple of potential malware files, it did not change the situation. Anybody got ideas that someone of modest abilities can try at this point?

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