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Master Geek

#41251 12-Sep-2009 10:44
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Every time i shut down my laptop and then turn it on again the AVG free 8.5 i am using needs to have the resident shield turned on again!

Anyone else having this issue?

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Uber Geek
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  #255158 12-Sep-2009 11:11
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Not the answer you are looking for but avast free home edition rocks


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Ultimate Geek

  #255161 12-Sep-2009 11:27
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Check the settings in Tools / Advanced Settings and make sure that Resident Shield is turned on.

If that doesn't work, check that your definitions and up to date and run a full scan to ensure you don't have any infections that might be interferring with AVG. I would also suggest running an online scan like one of the following:

If its all clean then uninstall AVG, reboot and then reinstall AVG.

If you're still having no joy, run AVG Remover from here:

and then try installing again.



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Master Geek

  #255187 12-Sep-2009 14:32
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Cheers man

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Ultimate Geek

  #255191 12-Sep-2009 14:51
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a bit OT but maybe relevant.

I was having constant trouble with AVG free. Changed to Avast, and had no problems since

.....c'mon sucker lick my battery........
binary solo...0000110000110000111...


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Uber Geek

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  #255227 12-Sep-2009 17:48
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My AVG Free has had the same issue occasionally but usually a fresh install of it fixes it.

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Master Geek

  #255240 12-Sep-2009 19:20
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Fresh install didn't fix it....mabey it's a Windows 7 thing?

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