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News AVG bug leaves Windows unbootable

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by CardJoe, 12 Nov 2008.

  1. CardJoe

    CardJoe Freelance Journalist

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  2. kiwik

    kiwik New Member

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    I had to repair a laptop that had this exact file removed this weekend...
     
  3. yuusou

    yuusou Well-Known Member

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    Anti-Virus? Thats an OS-specific kind of software, right? *sarcasm*
     
  4. Paradigm Shifter

    Paradigm Shifter de nihilo nihil fit

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    AVG8 is, in my experience, crap. It's slower than 7.5, nags about getting this, that or the other program from Grisoft constantly with it's 'notifications'... has a fit if it can't find an internet connection and reports that the program is broken. All sorts of fun times to be had. It's given me false positives several times on files ranging from notepad.exe to game executables (the legit ones - interestingly it never flags up no-CD .exe files).

    This news just gives me another reason not to use AVG ever again.
     
  5. LeMaltor

    LeMaltor >^_^

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    Your sentence makes no sense?
     
  6. Vigfus

    Vigfus Born to be...

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    It makes pefect sense and you use the questionmark erroneously. :p
     
  7. Squallers

    Squallers Meat Puppet

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    ^ ^
    I heartily concur
     
  8. LeMaltor

    LeMaltor >^_^

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    ya v funny, serusoly tho had/have this/last?!
     
  9. MrWillyWonka

    MrWillyWonka Chocolate computers galore!

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    And what about people who only have one computer and hence cannot access the Internet at all? They would not have a clue what would be happening and could potentially fork out a fortune to pay someone to fix it, would they be reimbursed?

    My point is, should a software company pay for damages on any computer they break and hence cost the user money? Saying that, if that was the case MS would be broke!
     
  10. LeMaltor

    LeMaltor >^_^

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    It's probably in the agreement you agree too when installing that if the software breaks your computer, it isn't the software companies fault.
     
  11. Kúsař

    Kúsař regular bit-tech reader

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    "...that Grisoft's AVG 8 anti-virus product received an update on *Tuesday*..."

    If *that* tuesday was yesterday :)
     
  12. yodasarmpit

    yodasarmpit No longer the other Brett.

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    No need to be so pedantic.
     
  13. lewchenko

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    I have AVG on 3 machines at home.. thankfully I turned off daily scanning and only scan once a blue moon. My lack of anti viral pro-activeness saved me from this 'anti virus - virus !' LOL!
     
  14. Lazarus Dark

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    I hear non stop complaints about AVG incompatibilities/stability issues/etc. Why do people still use it? I've been on Avast for several years and never the slightest problem ever.
     
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  16. leexgx

    leexgx CPC hang out zone (i Fix pcs i do )

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    the dayily Full scan should be turnd off at best its going to brake your hard disk from Over uses + every day its set to do an scan on boot up (after 12:00 i think) so pc turns into an Slow pc for 30 mins or so (depending on how many iles you have)

    if the virus is on your pc in the first place its Very unlikey its going to be able to remove it if the real time scnner did not pick it up
     
  17. notatoad

    notatoad pretty fing wonderful

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    no, it's a user-specific kind of software. i find it just as irrelevant on windows as on linux.
     
  18. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    I stayed on V. 7.5 because 8 is a bloated b*tch. Why do companies insist on upgrading an app until it no longer runs? (I'M LOOKING AT YOU, NORTON!!!:nono:)
     
  19. PhenomRed

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    I installed AVG on my computer at work, and since then its lagged as hell
     
  20. talladega

    talladega I'm Squidward

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    That really sucks.

    A while back Kaspersky had an update and after it you needed to restart, but on 64bit versions of Vista there was a problem and you couldn't start windows. It would BSOD as soon as you logged in. Had to start in safe mode and disable/uninstall Kaspersky. Luckily just a few hours later they released a fix for it though. :) That was very scary though.
     
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