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07-May-2008, 07:59 PM #16
I'm glad you got it somewhat sorted out.
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07-May-2008, 08:54 PM #17
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Anyone know how to shut down the AVG Link Scanner without sending the task bar icon into an alert mode ??
This is what worked for me.
I downloaded AVG installation file again, and I ran this command:
c:\avg_free_stf_*.exe /REMOVE_FEATURE fea_AVG_SafeSurf /REMOVE_FEATURE fea_AVG_SafeSearch
where "*" are symbols (letter/numbers) in downloaded installation file.
It installs AVG over the top, but without LinkScanner feature.

I wouldn't disable automatic updates.
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07-May-2008, 09:19 PM #18
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I wouldn't disable automatic updates.
I would .. or will, if I can
Seems like no matter when I schedule an update .. an extra reboot is required to "fix" the task bar icon.
Manually, I could just do an update before I power down for the night.
Then all would be well the next morning.

I'll have to tinker with the link scanner "fix" later .. Thanks for the tip.
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07-May-2008, 09:21 PM #19
Sure thing
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08-May-2008, 11:54 AM #20
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This is what worked for me....It installs AVG over the top, but without LinkScanner feature.
If I can Verify .. My Install file is ... avg_free_stf_en_8_100a1295.exe
Is this what Id enter ??
c:\avg_free_stf_en_8_100a1295.exe/REMOVE_FEATURE fea_AVG_SafeSurf /REMOVE_FEATURE fea_AVG_SafeSearch

I'm worried about some spaces ???

Just installed AVG 8 in my Laptop .. After Manually removing AVG 7.5 ZA and WinPatrol.
ZA & WP needed updated anyway.
No problem this time ... But AVG seems to work differently in my Laptop.

I'm wondering ... Am I the only one who has to reboot after every AVG Update ??
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29-Jun-2008, 10:17 PM #21
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When it no longer has the hour glass, check in your C drive to be sure you have a file called registrybackup.reg before continuing. If you do not see that file, please let me know before doing anything else.
I don't have that file.
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29-Jun-2008, 11:12 PM #22
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Is this what I’d enter ??
Yes.
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09-Sep-2008, 12:53 PM #23
i solved it ;] 1. Open registry editor 2. go HKLM/SOFTWARE/Microsoft/Windows NT/ and select Windows 3. Right-Click on it 4. Permissions 5. Advanced 6. In my computer first two positions was "deny", so i deleted it ;] After this everything is fine ;]
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26-Sep-2008, 06:10 PM #24
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I don't recommend running any registry cleaners as you may end up with more serious problems.

This sounds like a permissions issue on a particular registry key.

First, let's back up the registry:

Please go to Start - Run and copy and paste the following and then click OK:

regedit /e c:\registrybackup.reg

It won't appear to be doing anything and that's normal. Your mouse pointer may turn to an hour glass for a minute.

When it no longer has the hour glass, check in your C drive to be sure you have a file called registrybackup.reg before continuing. If you do not see that file, please let me know before doing anything else.


Go to Start - Run and type in regedit and click OK.

Expand each of the following registry keys by clicking on the + you see on the left side:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\

Right click on the Windows key under CurrentVersion and choose "Permissions". Under "Group or user names", select your user profile name as administrator (probably My Computer).

Below that under "Permissions for Administrators", by "Full Control" put a check by "Allow".


Reboot and try the installation again please.
I tried this for the same problem, and when I expanded Microsoft, I didn't find Windows NT.

Now what?

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