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Topic Title: Warning: AVG update critical error
Topic Summary: ... that kills windows
Created On: 11/12/2008 06:38 AM
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 11/12/2008 06:38 AM
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Looks like the update considers user32.dll a virus and delets it. Big woops...

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 11/12/2008 07:46 AM
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Thanks god I'm using KIS
 11/12/2008 08:01 AM
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ever since intel bought some stakes in grisoft I switched to Kaspersky, never looked back since
 11/12/2008 08:07 AM
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Just checked on my second computer where I run AVG8 and it was ok. Wonder if it matters if it's SP2 or SP3, I haven't installed SP3 on that one. I more or less only use it as a simple webserver and for Skype so I don't surf or download anything with it.. so AVG is enough.

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It could matter, since the .dll could be different in SP2/3.

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 11/12/2008 09:57 AM
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Avast! ye mateys!

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 11/12/2008 10:08 AM
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Ok guys I use AVG8 on Vista 64... This thread has me kinda scared!! lol Please explain!!

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 11/12/2008 10:04 PM
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It seems to affect XP SP3 only. If you read on the linked page it says that no vista has been affected.

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 11/13/2008 12:04 AM
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I second that! Kaspersky is the S**T! Got mine for free, they were handing them all out for free to the employees at my store.

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 11/13/2008 01:09 AM
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Ok...I digged some more. Vista is fine as the .dll is totally different. XP SP3 is affected, but not 100% of the versions.
Anyway...this should of been fixed by now and updating should be safe to do.

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 11/13/2008 01:18 AM
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I just love Avast 4.8 my self. AVG has been good in the past, but this is not the first time an update broke it lol. One of the big reasons I left it behind was an update broke it. They almost always fix it in a few days but its still annoying.

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 11/13/2008 01:23 AM
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I'm not using antiviruses any more, but when I was using them I was not letting the auto-update enabled. Instead, I was manually updating at one or two weeks difference. Bad thing now it that most AV don't let you disable auto-update or choose the interval or let you do it manually.

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