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Antivirus program updates

Discussion in 'All Other Software' started by starship_fl, Jan 30, 2005.

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  1. starship_fl

    starship_fl Thread Starter

    Sep 27, 2004
    I've used Computer Associates eZ antivirus for years. Six weeks ago it identified 2 new, I guess, files as viruses. It could not "clean" them.

    Several on-line scanners confirmed their presence.

    I'd been holding off on the latest version(update) because of the problems some reportred. After so many months, I assumed they had it cleaned up.

    I installed it hoping it would find the problem. It worked terrible, when it worked.

    I've un-installed that program and installed AVGfree. It immediately identified the troublemakers and deleted them. On-line scans confirm that they're gone.

    Since then I've been unable to update AVG. It's a known issue.

    Is there a sign here that these free programs are faulty, by design, in an effort to force you into a pay version?
  2. EAFiedler

    EAFiedler Retired Moderator

    Apr 25, 2000
    Hi starship_fl

    What happens when you try to update AVG?

    Have you tried downloading the update file to your desktop and pointing AVG to it?

    Let us know.
  3. Pandatech


    Feb 1, 2005
    Go to www.pandasoftware.com and run the active scan. This scan tends to neutralize more than norton or mcafee and is updated every 30 min. best of all....Its free
  4. telecom69

    telecom69 Gone but never forgotten

    Oct 12, 2001
    AVG does seem to be having problems updating just lately,but it has happened before, its working OK at the moment in UK,I would suggest because its free and arguably the best AV prog there is its just the sheer volume of people accessing the site that is causing this ....try updating at different times
  5. ddockstader


    Oct 21, 2004
    AVG seems to be running into some server problems of late. However, it's real easy to just download the updates from Grisoft and update it manually. I've been using it for about a year and it has been absolutely superb. These last couple of weeks are the first time I've had problems. I wouldn't read any Machiavelian intent into their current problems.
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