AVG Network Issues?

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  1. xxJackxx

    xxJackxx Registered Member

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    Has anyone had any problems using AVG paid and network connections? We came in to work yesterday to find none of our machine would connect to each other or the internet. Spent all day troubleshooting hardware issues, swapping out the router and all of the switches, and none of it helped. Came in today with the same problems and uninstalled AVG from all machines and now everything works. o_O
     
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    Fix AVG Network Issues

    This new AVG Network Scanner Service was not only blocking my web surfing when I blocked it at my firewall but it was using major resources by reporting every site I visited just like a trojan or spyware.

    Here's the fix:
    Go to Start then Run and type in MSCONFIG. Hit OK and select the SERVICES tab and un-check AVG Free8 WatchDog. Click APPLY, then OK.
    When you restart your computer AVG won't be running.

    Simply undo this procedure when you want to run a scan.

    AVG's Tech's fired back at me and said:
    "its processes and services should be always running due to security reasons"

    Yes, that is true when the anti virus program is running in the background and doesn't compete for resources or bandwidth but when your free software bullies your resources plus sends out all the info on users such as websites they visit and more, at this point you have a conflict of interest.

    You'll read plenty of people are mad about this new addition to the AVG software. Some where to the tune of over almost 3/4 of a million....so its not just me complaining.

    With that said, most folks know if they're going into virus territory by clicking on free computer scans, congratulations win free products banners, porn sites, limewire, eMule or cracked application sites. So unless you're going to these types of sites then it is safe to disable your AVG anti virus and then enable it once a week for a scan in my opinion.

    I simply offered another solution where as their solution wasn't making anyone happy.

    Look at the comments they got on the AVG site if anyone doesn't believe me.

    The "remove Link Scanner" option is the AVG tech option while I have "how to disable" as another option.

    Its all good as people like choices…right?

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    Re: Fix AVG Network Issues

    Disabling your AV is a bad idea since legitimate sites serve up malware.

    Read more: http://www.google.com/search?q=legi...s=org.mozilla:en-US:official&client=firefox-a
     
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    I am familiar with the issue in October, we got hit with that. We had the latest version installed, but as removing it fixed my problem and everything still works we are not putting it back again.
     
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