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05-Jul-2012, 01:55 PM #1
Failed update AVG
I've noticed in the last few days AVG automatic updates have failed to run. I've tried and all I get are the words "Failed Update. General Error" popping up. Could someone possibly enlighten as to what the cause might be and how I can correct it. Thank you.
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06-Jul-2012, 03:08 AM #2
Please download full LinkScanner DB from http://free.avg.com/us-en/download-update
Then open AVG/Tools/Update from directory... and choose folder with downloaded LinkScanner DB.

If this doesn't solve your situation, follow this how to article: AVG 2011 + 9.0+8.x Uninstall / Re-Install Instruc fortions
for further information/support call 1800-826-8052
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06-Jul-2012, 11:05 AM #3
Get rid of AVG and then replace it with Microsoft Security Essentials 4.0.1526.0.

It's not bloated and problematic like AVG, it's smaller and lighter on resources, it's more user-friendly, and it's well-recommended here.

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06-Jul-2012, 12:53 PM #4
I've tried both of them and the reason I've opted for AVG is because of their tick symbol alongside a website link which, they say, gives you prior warning as to what is a dodgy site.
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06-Jul-2012, 02:13 PM #5
The best way to avoid "dodgy sites" is to use common sense and practice safe computing habits.

Hopefully, you're not using the built-in file and registry cleaning feature of AVG.

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