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XP and AVG v.9

by Fish / November 25, 2009 12:00 AM PST

Anyone here unhappy with AVG v.9?
Every day a popup says update by dec. to v.9.
I have AVG now with no problems.Hate to update needlessly.

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Sounds like
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 25, 2009 12:02 AM PST
In reply to: XP and AVG v.9

You didn't install the free one or are on an old version.

I declined the link monitor in all versions from all makers and never "upgrade" but uninstall the old the install the new. Those that upgrade tend to whine.

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by Fish / November 25, 2009 12:22 AM PST
In reply to: Sounds like

Sorry, forgot to say I have v.8.5.425 free.
The popup states that v9 replaces all others.So it sounds mandatory.
Just trying to verify.

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You bet.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 25, 2009 12:27 AM PST
In reply to: oops!

An out of date antivirus is almost as good as none. As there are choices here, shop around.

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XP and AVG v.9
by sunshinecfmd / November 25, 2009 1:40 AM PST
In reply to: XP and AVG v.9

downloading avg v.9 was easy, but the installation won't install. the installation keeps asking to brouse for a file for installation you know what file to open. thanks. colleen

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install problem
by Fish / November 25, 2009 1:47 AM PST
In reply to: XP and AVG v.9

This is why Im hesitant to go to v9 Colleen.Seems many are reporting problems.

How about other users posting if they are happy or not with v.9 please.

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I would say
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / November 25, 2009 1:51 AM PST
In reply to: install problem

that if you had no problems with your AVG 8.x version, then you are likely to be OK with the new version 9. As Bob says, uninstall any older version before installing the new version.

I would do it this way. Download the new version installer file, save to some convenient location, like the Desktop. Uninstall the old version. Reboot the computer, (this finishes off the uninstall). Then install the new version.

Again, as Bob says, watch the install process carefully. Any option you don't want, eg the LinkScanner, de-select it during the process.


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Ok here is feed back
by Fish / November 25, 2009 4:56 AM PST
In reply to: I would say

I followed advice from Bob and Mark and have a problem free install
after one self inflickted glitch.When the install started zone alarm warned that "STUB "was trying to reach the internet.Not knowing what the heck STUB is I blocked it and messed up the install.So if you do
v.9 install remember STUB is legit part of avg installer.
Thank's to all. Happy Turkey Day.

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That's a good explainer.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 25, 2009 5:15 AM PST
In reply to: Ok here is feed back

What many find out is having protection software installed, working during installing protection software should cough up something. At least you knew to let it connect.

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More feedback
by Fish / November 26, 2009 2:29 AM PST
In reply to: Ok here is feed back

Avg v.9 lists two new processes that were not in v.8


My outlookexpress will nolonger connect and I suspect one or both of these two processes.

Error message isThe connection to the server has failed. Account: '', Server: '', Protocol: SMTP, Port: 25, Secure(SSL): No, Socket Error: 10060, Error Number: 0x800CCC0E

any ideas here?

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2 ideas.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 26, 2009 3:23 AM PST
In reply to: More feedback

One. Uninstall AVG, install without the email scanner.
Two. Setup the email settings one more time.

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by Fish / November 26, 2009 3:33 AM PST
In reply to: 2 ideas.

Bob, I solved this through comcast.It had nothing to do with AVG.
Sorry to take your time but thanks for your replies.

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