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I have been having sporadic freezes on my machine lately. There is no blue screen or crash screen. All the applications just stop responding and ~5~10 minutes later it will power off. After checking the event log a couple times, I have found that the same event occurs right before each crash.

File System Filter 'Avgmfx64' (6.1, ‎2011‎-‎12‎-‎23T08:08:12.000000000Z) has successfully loaded and registered with Filter Manager.

My question is twofold: I can not seem to find any information on what the Filter Manager actually is supposed to do. for curiosities sake, what is it? And more importantly, how do I fix this problem.

From the research I have done, I see that similar problems can be caused by out of date drivers, so I have already taken the time to update all of my drivers, run MemTest, and verify the drive integrity.

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The Filter Manager was added to XP SP2 and up that acts as a sort of software shim and controller, but it is not your problem.

Your problem is with the anti-virus program AVG. Somehow it has gotten messed up. Your best bet is to uninstal it (including running the removal tool), and then reinstall it from scratch.

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I had completely forgotten about this question. (In my defense, it is almost a year old.) The filter manager error ended up being a red herring. The real problem was that the default (one you got from Microsoft Update) version of .NET was not friendly with my machine. I read a forum post somewhere (which of course I cannot find) claiming that that particular version of .Net was not friendly with triple channel mother boards, (which I know sounds like a load of crap) so out of desperation I tried updating to a version off Microsoft's site, and what do you know, I never saw the problem again. –  Alex N. Jul 2 '13 at 14:33
    
Yes, the question popped up because someone had posted a me-too answer yesterday, and the words Filter Manager caught my attention because it’s a sort of advanced thing. Well I guess the explanation of your problem makes some sense in a roundabout sort of way. It sounds like some system components were conflicting with your motherboard’s drivers, and by updating .NET (and/or your drivers), the conflict was resolved. That it affected the AVG drivers/services shows how interconnected and convoluted things can get and result in a jumble where error messages can be completely misleading. ¬_¬ –  Synetech Jul 2 '13 at 16:02
    
Agreed. Although, most people with a similar problem are probably going to be more likely to need your answer than mine, so I'll mark yours correct. Enjoy the Rep. –  Alex N. Jul 2 '13 at 18:13

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