As I said in my post over in the other forum, I posted here before checking the forums for some of the other software. It seems that the problem COULD be some of the AVG exe's weren't given full permissions in my firewall and that might be the problem. So anyone using AVG and a firewall having this problem should visit this post in the AVG forums:

http://freeforum.avg.com/read.php?14,169312,backpage=,sv=

And the link to my post in the other forum in case anyone wants to read a more detailed description of the problem I was having is:

http://forums.cnet.com/5208-6620_102-0.html?forumID=44&threadID=328534&tag=unsubscribeForm;tracked-disc

Again, sorry for posting in here before I checked the other forums, and sorry for posting in 2 different forums