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Solved: AVG 8 - Invalid Update Control CTF File

Discussion in 'General Security' started by MicKallister, Oct 18, 2008.

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  1. MicKallister

    MicKallister Thread Starter

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    AVG Anti-Virus 8

    When I tried to update it today, it started to update then told me that there was a

    Invalid Update Control CTF File

    I have no idea what this is.
    Nor does the AVG site say anything about it.

    I think it is a relatively new problem with AVG considering there is nothing on the site of forums that have anything about it.
     
  2. MicKallister

    MicKallister Thread Starter

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    Not to worry I just fixed it.

    go to your AVG files,
    and delete the .ctf files

    for anyone else with this problem.
     
  3. oiwardy

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    Thanks for this - you are a complete star!:)

    I didn't know where my AVG files were (complete novice) but used the search and found them in seconds. Like you said, once deleted the AVG update works perfectly.
     
  4. boriske

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    after i delete one of the files of ctf its not working he tell me again tjat tje problem with ctf file
     
  5. oiwardy

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    Can't help - my pc is working perfectly and I have gone on to do further updates and a scan with absolutely no problems.
     
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  8. taurasguy1970

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    It soved my problem.
    thanks a lot
    bhai you are really a genius.
    CHEERS
     
  9. mtsa

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    Thank you for the solution!!It worked great:)I too had no idea where to find the "ctf file" and your instructions were right on(y) I did a search for "avg files/folders" and then deleted the "ctf" files from the list and was able to update, and then run the scan. Thank you again!
     
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    (y) Hi mtsa...taurasguy1970...amken and welcome to TSG.
     
  11. littlephoenix

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    yes this happened to me once and all i did wad reinstall AVG and that fixed it, but i guess there are other ways of fixing this error, also i think this error comes from version 8 only, am i right?
     
  12. freshbru

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    Hi All,

    Thanks for the advice. AVG now works...

    However, I seem to get this error every few days for some reason :confused: so I wrote a quick app that does the above for you!!

    Its been very useful for me so I thought I'd share ;)

    Note this has only been tested with AVG-Free version 8 on windows XP.

    The App

    Heres the app (zipped): http://djfreshbru.com/apps/AVGCTFFix.zip

    And heres the source code (for all those paranoid ppl): http://djfreshbru.com/apps/AVG CTF Fix Source.zip

    What does the app do?

    1. Deletes avginfoavi.ctf in \All Users\Application Data\avg8\update\download\

    2. Deletes avginfowin.ctf in \All Users\Application Data\avg8\update\download\

    3. Runs the AVG Update Application: "C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgupd.exe /pri=4 /session=0 /aspam=0"

    Notes

    This *should* remove the invalid CTF files then run the AVG update app. When you run the app, make sure you can see the desktop (minimise all windows) as the AVG Update window doesn't appear on the taskbar and sometimes hides under other windows...

    If you have not received the 'Invalid CTF...' warning, DO NOT RUN THIS APP. You may receive additional errors as valid CTF files will be removed.

    Any ideas/updates/bugs, please message me.

    Thats all folks!
     
  13. ThaGoat26

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    I fixed that ctf problem in like 2 seconds thanks.
     
  14. outerwards1home

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    I have corrupt cookies and files, which have been shifted to an archive folder. Can I get them out of there?
     
  15. sakato58

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    I can't find the CTF file(showed hidden files & folders). I only found BIN files, but on the other website they said we shouldn't delete BIN files. Could u help me?:(:(:(.email: [email protected]
     
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