Family of anti-virus and Internet security software developed by AVG Technologies

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How to activate mail antispam server in AVG

Followed instructions at AVG online FAQ, but it says i have to add Server in Advanced options -> email protection, but i do not see any button like that. How can i do that in 2014 version? Thanks ...
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Why does Autocad only work when i 'run as administrator'

I installed AVG on my fathers WIndows XP machine and i suspect it has caused the following problem either directly or indirectly (through its OS setup recommendations eg Windows firewall). He has ...
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Does FileZilla contain a virus?

I downloaded FileZilla from SourceForge on February 16, install was OK, but recently my antivirus said that the file contains a virus (MalSign.Generic.550). Previously there was no notification about ...
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AVG antivirus free repeatedly detects my own program as a virus

More or less every time I start my program from Visual C# 2010 Express, AVG pops up saying it's found a virus. My program is a game and doesn't even access the filesystem! Apparently the reason is ...
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AVG Internet Security 2014 gets stuck at 99% during scan

I run a scan every night with AVG and in the morning I notice that lately it has been getting stuck at 99%. I can't stop or pause the scan, I have to restart my computer. It doesn't seem to keep ...
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Remove Virus certificate attachments from Emails

When I'm receiving emails from PC having AVG antivirus, it's coming with virus certificate attachment file, to prove that there is no virus inside the email. I want to remove all those certificate ...
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Issues with avg

I have windows 7 64 bit, avg internet security 2013, and malwarebytes pro. I don't know if i should ask it here or on security.SO, feel free to migrate it if you feel it does not belong here. I'll use ...
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AVG SiteSafety plugin took over Chrome, how do I get rid of it?

Whenever I open a new tab, I get this awful new tab page from AVG SiteSafety. Not sure how it got there, but I can't get rid of it. I deleted it from my extensions by going: Settings -> Extensions ...
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What does an AVG “False alarm” message mean?

My question is about the category of AVG alerts which contain the text "False alarm", such as the one that appears in this old forum thread: ...
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Configure AVG free to work with logmein.com free

The Logmein.com free version works with my windows 8 pro pc. But when I install AVG free, it stops working. The logmein icon on the taskbar appears with a red 'x' next to it. When I click 'switch on ...
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remove AVG Secure Search

I am running a Dell laptop computer with a Windows 7 Professional operating system. I have Google Chrome and Internet Explorer installed. When I open Internet Explorer the home page I get is a ...
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Lost internet history now only have computer history Windows 7, IE9

I have always been able to view internet history but suddenly I only have computer history, I'm sure it is recent as if I go back 2 or 3 weeks then I can see the internet history but this last week ...
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What is the AVG Search Bar?

Lately I was surprised to see AVG Search take over my home page which used to be the default Google search page. I managed to remove this strange thing, but I am not sure how it got in with all of ...
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Sending email with Windows 8 Mail (Modern UI) being blocked by AVG Firewall

I've setup my Outlook.com email address in Windows 8 Mail (Modern UI) but is unable to send and receive emails when my AVG Internet Security 2012 Business Edition's Firewall is enable. When I ...
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Are these ads in AVG Antivirus normal?

My Windows XP PC started acting strange and I am right now actually in Linux running off of a USB drive. I am running Avast under Linux and it has discovered some viruses on my XP drive. Some of the ...
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AVG (free) plus what? [closed]

I D/L'ed AVG free. What other protection should I use? I am setting up a Win7 64bit system.
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Free antivirus that is controllable by user (can be stopped/exited etc.) [closed]

There is an ongoing trend of software, especially antivirus, to be less and less controllable by user, probably supposing that the users' intelligence is lower than that of the software. For example, ...
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AVG Free Anti Virus - do not track, but who is good / bad? [closed]

The recent version of AVG free features "do not track". There are Ad and Analytic networks I can disable in my browser. Basically I like this feature. What I wonder is, how do I decide who are the ...
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What is JavaScript Obfuscation and why is it a threat?

AVG was recently telling me that a webpage was blocked because of JavaScript Obfuscation. Why was the webpage blocked and what exactly does that mean?
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Can't uninstall AVG Antivirus 2011

When I try to uninstall AVG Antivirus, I get the message Associated with Another Application I looked at "Task Manager" → "Processes" and stopped all related processes, but it didn't help. ...
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How do I temporarily turn off AVG Antivirus?

I run AVG Antivirus (version 8.5, I believe). Now I want to install "Dragon Naturally Speaking", a speech recognition software. During installation I'm told that I need to temporarily disable my ...
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IE 9 home page is hijacked by avg

I definitely know how to change the home page in Internet Explorer (Tools -> Options -> General). The problem is, no matter what I put there, it never changes. Stop/restart Internet Explorer and ...
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BSOD (possibly AVG 2012 related?)

Yesterday I experienced a very slow start-up. Today I got a BSOD. I am using Windows 7, x64, on a Toshiba Satellite A660-11M and have not tinkered with the hardware recently (changed HDD a few months ...
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How do I remove the “System Fix” Virus [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What to do if my computer is infected by a virus or a malware? My parents computer have apparently contracted a virus named "System Fix" I have diagnosed this from ...
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How can I install AVG Anti Virus on a computer without internet connection?

I downloaded AVG Anti Virus on one computer and tried to copy it to a stand alone computer but it says that I need to connect to the internet. Is there a way to bypass the proxy and the need of ...
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Problem with Deinstalling AVG Antivirus

I have a problem with deinstaling my AVG Antivirus on Windows. I tried to uninstall it with Revo Uninstaller but no luck. Here are some screenshots.
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Problems reinstalling/uninstalling AVG .Anti-Virus Free Edition

I tried to upgrade my AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition installation, but halfway the installation I had to stop Windows (my computer was not responding) and now the AVG User Interface says "There are no ...
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AVG is taking away control from administrator

I installed AVG virus protection and since then It doesn't let me save certain picture formats and Doesn't let me copy anything to my desktop. It doesn't Uninstall either. How do I get rid of it?
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AVG Virus warning - should I worry?

I am using Vtune 9.1 on a XP-32 PC with a quad core i7 processor. I am attempting to do a Call Graph profile of my own program. Whenever I start the process by clicking VTune's [Run Activity] button I ...
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Conficker keeps coming back

I hadn't run into anyone who actually got this virus until recently when dealing with a new client that didn't believe in patching their systems and consquently have been hit with this pest. I was ...
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AVG Installer Error

My computer is running Windows XP Home Edition. The avg I am using is expiring soon and so a pop out ask me to install AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition 2011. When the download is about to complete, I was ...
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Windows: How to disable all 3rd party security products?

A friend is having issues with a program that connects to the internet. i am fairly certain that there is an issue with a 3rd party product that either blocks outgoing connections blocks incoming ...
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Force-install AVG 2011 along-side Avast

When trying to install the latest version of AVG, you are forced to uninstall Avast to proceed. Does anyone know if there is a switch that the installer can be run with to bypass this? Something ...
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AVG installer error

I have a PC running windows-XP-professional. It has been using the free AVG antivirus software without problems for many months. In the last few days the software was pestering me to upgrade to a new ...
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Skype video makes my PC super slow

I am a regular user of skype video calls. I have a very fast quad core PC with 4GB of ram. My machine has run perfectly well with skype till now. Now as soon as I start a video call, my PC becomes ...
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AVG 11 Free Doesn't Install

Trying to install AVG free 11, but it gets to the copying files stage and comes up with about 10 'encountered an error' dialogs and then uninstalls. Running XP SP3. Any ideas? Was running avg free 9 ...
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What does this malware site do? And is Firefox Linux 3.6.7 vulnerable to it?

Somebody embedded a picture from this site in a post of his in a web forum I frequent. The picture appears normally. When I try to browse to its naked domain name (under "URL" below), I get this ...
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How to uninstall the AVG toolbar?

I can't find AVG Toolbar in the "uninstall a program" in control pannel. How do I uninstall AVG Toolbar without uninstalling the AVG Antivirus?
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How to remove the search box from AVG toolbar?

I've downloaded the AVG toolbar. I don't want any search engine box in it, but couldn't figure out how to remove it. Is there a way?
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Submitting Virus Samples Via Email

A friend of mine is investigating a potential false positive detected by AVG. When I go on AVG's website, they ask that false positives be zipped into a zip file and sent via email to virus@avg.com. ...
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Why did my trial version of AVG stop working? [closed]

I have once installed the AVG internet security 9.0 antivirus. It was trial version for 30 day. After it was expired, I have downloaded the same antivirus. But when I am installing it is giving the ...
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Wrong Windows version identified when installing anti-virus software. Reset Windows version in registry?

Question: How do installation programs determine Windows version and how can I properly reset it? Is it via a registry key or is there some file in system32 that I can add? Background: I've been ...
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How can I prevent Thunderbird/AVG virus detection prompts

I have just got back from holiday and have over 1000 emails sitting in my various mail boxes, but every few emails contains a virus (nothing unusual there). Now whilst Thunderbird and AVG do a great ...
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Copy Updated AVG definitions to another computer

Situation: I've installed AVG Anti-virus Free on two computers and I'm using Windows 7 on both. One of PCs is connected to internet and I use AVG online-update to update it time to time, but the ...
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Need a redistributable edition of Free AVG

So, I'm trying to install AVG on someone else's computer (with permission, I promise!) but their internet connection is spotty. The d/l is stopped and sent back to square one when the line goes down, ...
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My BrowserHelperObject is detected by avg as a malware, what is going wrong

I'm building a BrowserHelperObject in C++ for Internet Explorer 8. It is a friendly add-on that gives you functionality in a sidebar. The thing is that when you download the add-on executable from ...
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AVG and Adaware saying it cant detect my internet settings but I am online

Hi I am trying to install AVG but it is saying it can't detect my internet connection but I'm clearly online. I just recently disabled some startup sevices and programs any idea if some box I ...
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thunder.dll is detected as a trojan virus by AVG whenever IE8 is opened

Whenever I open IE8, or a new tab in IE8, AVG will prompt a warning about thunder.dll as posing a threat and says that it is a trojan horse. The file is located at: C:\Windows\SysWOW64\thunder.dll ...
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Fixing corrupt files or corrupt file table on a USB drive?

I was doing a virus scan on an external USB drive while copying data over to it. While AVG was scanning my system got locked up I think due to the USB drive running out of space and it required a ...
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how to extract a virus from a Thunderbird inbox file?

I have a virus scan running and it's found a virus in my Thunderbird inbox file. Of course, I don't want to delete the inbox file, and the anti-virus (AVG) can't seem to pull it out. There are lots of ...