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AVG Free Edition 7.5 - AVG7QT.DAT problem

by pcwiz100 / August 15, 2007 4:51 AM PDT


I am running AVG Anti-virus Free on Windows XP Pro SP2. I ran a scan with AVG and it came up with

Partition Table (MBR) - Change

I know this is not a virus because I recently fixed some disk errors and uninstalled the GRUB bootloader. Anyway, the annoying thing was, the Partition Table thing came up every time I scanned.

I found a solution on the AVG forums to press F3 in AVG Test Center and tell it to accept the changes to the drive. I did, but the Partition Table - Change notifications didn't go away.

The forum said as the next option to delete a file called AVG7QT.DAT in the root directory (C:/) and that it would regenerate it self next time AVG is run. So I did that and ran another scan and the partition table notifications still didn't go away. I then restarted the computer.

What the main problem is, is that the AVG7QT.DAT file did not regenerate. I tried:

Restarting the computer
Installing new virus definitions

But nothing regenerated the file. What is wrong?

Just in case I have the AVG7QT.DAT file backed up, if needed.

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by caktus / August 15, 2007 8:47 AM PDT

Are you sure the .DAT or it's contents are actually deleted. .dat files don't delete as easy as other temp files. This may be accomplished by using Index.datSuite

But you can just leave the "Change" status alone as it is not and will not cause a problem. And over time the "Change" statue will show up again and again, and on and on. Much easier and perfectly safe to just leave it be.


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Solved it
by pcwiz100 / August 15, 2007 9:47 AM PDT
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Thanks for the help but I solved the problem myself. The DAT file's location was moved during an AVG update so I found the right file.

Everythings good

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(NT) Glad you got it worked out.
by caktus / August 15, 2007 2:26 PM PDT
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