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Old 02. Dec 2010, 11:19 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default AVG trouble in 64-bit Windows 7

There are reports on the web that an AVG free update is causing problems for Windows 7 64-bit users (http://www.zdnet.com/blog/hardware/a...it-users/10592)
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Old 02. Dec 2010, 11:35 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Oh dear, looks like a big blunder!

http://forums.avg.com/ww-en/avg-free...show&id=132359
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Long, sad thread. Feel bad for these people.

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Between McAfee, BitDefender, Avira, Avast! and now AVG it looks like update issues over the past few months have caused more issues than the risks they are supposedly protecting against!
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Sadly it just looks like these companies don't seem to be able to learn from the others mistakes.

It would certainly hurt me if a security product I was using caused damage to my system. Ok, they put a fix out there pretty quick but it's still got to be stressful when something like this happens to you and you can't figure out what caused it.
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Between McAfee, BitDefender, Avira, Avast! and now AVG it looks like update issues over the past few months have caused more issues than the risks they are supposedly protecting against!
One of the reasons I loved Avira 9 was that we could run a scan and ignore
anything that was found and after it ended we could check out the detections
and determine whether they were real or false positives. Happenings like
this scared me away from Avira since a lot of what could be done on Avira9
to ignore can not be done anymore.
Mess ups like this is also one of the reasons that I moved on to MSE.

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Old 04. Dec 2010, 02:51 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Sadly it just looks like these companies don't seem to be able to learn from the others mistakes.

It would certainly hurt me if a security product I was using caused damage to my system. Ok, they put a fix out there pretty quick but it's still got to be stressful when something like this happens to you and you can't figure out what caused it.
This is not their first time messing up like this. I remember that on the latter
part of 2008 something similar happened and even though they applied the
fix real quick, lots of peoples computers were damaged.

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bo hope that mse doesnt hop on the same train in future
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Old 04. Dec 2010, 01:32 PM   #9 (permalink)
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When avast had there bad update problem a few years ago (?) it skipped me by because my computer does not run 24/7 like a lot of people's do, so I had no pieces to pick up. It just goes to quality control when a few workers want to get done fast and all checks are not completed and so the update is sent. With as fast as corrections are sent out makes it a shame people have to pick up the pieces Makes me think the whole corporate culture needs looked at, not just AV companies but all auto, steel, retail even government just because one person or small group thinks it is right does not make it so.

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bo hope that mse doesnt hop on the same train in future
On this matter all test results always show MSE scoring perfect with no false
positives. Based on that we can safely assume that something like this would
be very rare when using MSE. On my end, so far, MSE to this date has not
detected anything real or false. So, I am happy. Life is beautiful.

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