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Monday, 06 June 2011 21:49

 


Greetings from EagleTech Computer Service!

Lately I've been called out to repair systems corrupted by the antivirus software "AVG."  It hasn't been specific to the AVG 9 version or the 2011 version.  Both seem to have caused some problems.  Therefore, if you believe you've experienced any system glitches due to AVG then I'm going to recommend you uninstall it from your system. AVG seems to have lost some of  its cutting edge. If you decide to uninstall AVG entirely from your system then you might give consideration to either Avira Antivir or Microsoft Security Essentials. They are both free. If you have less than 2 gigabytes of RAM memory I think you'll find Avira will run best on your system. If you have 2 gigabytes or more then Microsoft Security Essentials is a good program.

If you are going to uninstall AVG 9 or 2011 I recommend you download the AVG removal software from the following site:

http://www.technibble.com/repair-tool-of-the-week-avg-remover/

Begin the removal process by using Microsoft's "Add or Remove Programs" feature in "Control Panel," if your operating system is Windows XP, or "Programs and Features" if you have Vista or Windows 7.

After you have removed it restart your computer and run the AVG remover utility you downloaded.  This should remove any remaining elements before installing your new antivirus software.

If you are going to install Avira I recommend you download the free version from the following site:

http://www.avira.com/en/avira-free-antivirus

If you are going to install Microsoft Security Essentials you can obtain it from the following site:

http://www.microsoft.com/security/pc-security/mse.aspx
 

As always...if you have any difficulties with this process or would like my assistance I'd be happy to come out and do these changes for you.


Best of success to you in all your computing.

I’m here to assist you when you need it.  My onsite residential fee is still $26/hr and for the commercial setting it is $35/hr.  

Once again...for any clients you send my way, who use my services for an hour or more, I'd be happy to credit you with a 1/4 hour of free computer service.  Do let me know if you send folks my way and I'll keep notes on that as a credit for my next visit to you.

 

Thanks so much!

Your Computer Technician
Tom Sparks
503-577-4201

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