Updating avg antivirus database
Allowed 8 free to do the uninstall of 7.5 Have since uninstalled/ repaired a few times but still the update refuses to work Update server shown as Downloaded updates to disk then updated from there. Windows XP fully updated Using AVG 8 Free version 8.0.100 Database 269.23.7/1410 2 Mb Broadband connection via cable from in UK Windows XP firewall off. you can at least get back to "now" if it doesn't work.
Problem persists You didn't provide us all the information that we need to help you. sec=thread&act=show&id=371, provide all of the information mentioned in that post so that we may help you properly. Ashampoo firewall used normally but it makes no difference if switched off. I also have another method to get back to the AVG 7.5 and uninstall etc ...
Unless I am some sort of kaspersky fanboy I will never be too inclined to the idea of using Kaspersky over Norton.
I had figured out that Zonealarm was the culprit but couldnt see any instances in the program control section of AVG installer being blocked.
This problem occurred nearly 2 weeks ago for me, which does seem to rather coincide with Zonealarms launch of their Free Antivirus and Firewall - coincidence I think not.
"The connection with the update server has failed" AVG 8 free, XP, firewall on or off, spybot resident on or off. 127.0.0.1 127.0.0.1 127.0.0.1 127.0.0.1 127.0.0.1 avg.127.0.0.1 127.0.0.1 avg.127.0.0.1 Downloaded and ran Win Sock Fix with no benefit. The FAQ 1334 in the General area, lists all of the valid urls that the update may use.
Previously had AVG 7.5 free with no trouble to update automatically regularly. Would it make sense to System Restore to before the first attempt at installing AVG 8 Free then un-install AVG 7.5 free before again downloading a fresh copy of AVG 8 free from AVG Technologies site and having another go? You can try using System Restore to see if that helps or not and since you can always undo that action...
While you may have what appears to be normal access to the internet and email, other functions may not be working properly. NOTE: Recent updates to some versions of Windows won't allow this util to backup the registry so ignore any errors you may get and perform the registry backup manually if needed.