AVG Free Problems

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  1. Posts : 17
    Windows Edge
       #1

    AVG Free Problems


    Hi all. Just upgraded to Edge and I've reinstalled all of my previous antivirus. All seem to be working well (Malwarebytes and Spybot) except for AVG Free. For some reason whenever I double click on the icon I get the blue spinning circle to show that it's "thinking about it", but my control console doesn't pop up so I can do scans and update it. Any clues what's stopping it?
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  2. Posts : 1,398
       #2

    If it is still spinning 1 hour later, I recommend AVG uninstall's repair or modify, hopefully that should fix it. Also, what functions did you install? Maybe start with AV function only, after a week, add another function if needed.
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  3. eLPuSHeR's Avatar
    Posts : 2,448
    Windows 10 Home x64
       #3

    I recommend you get rid of AVG Free and use Windows Defender.
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  4. wiganken's Avatar
    Posts : 394
    Windows 10 Professional 64-bit
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    I believe AVG is now owned by Avast and that they (Avast) are 'in trouble' (again) for selling-on users data that they gather from telemetry so, like eLPuSHer says, uninstall AVG and use another AV instead. See Avast shuts down Jumpshot - gHacks Tech News . As well as Windows Defender I believe that BitDefender is also good when you read reviews.

    After doing that run BleachBit to clear out your system.
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  5. Posts : 26
    Windows 10 Pro
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    eLPuSHeR said:
    I recommend you get rid of AVG Free and use Windows Defender.
    I agree. Please consider Windows Defender. It's overall testing scores have been excellent. You can harden WD by using ConfigureDefender, a simple GUI to easily take full advantage of its advanced settings & features.

    You may find it here GitHub - AndyFul/ConfigureDefender: Utility for configuring Windows 10 built-in Defender antivirus settings.

    If you have any questions, you will find excellent support here Q&A - ConfigureDefender utility for Windows 10 | MalwareTips Community
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  6. Bree's Avatar
    Posts : 18,697
    10 Home x64 (20H2) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
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    wiganken said:
    I believe AVG is now owned by Avast and that they (Avast) are 'in trouble' (again) for selling-on users data that they gather from telemetry so, like eLPuSHer says, uninstall AVG and use another AV instead. See Avast shuts down Jumpshot - gHacks Tech News ....
    ...also see the PC Mag investigation that GHacks cites as their source.

    The Cost of Avast's Free Antivirus: Companies Can Spy on Your Clicks | PCMag

    Another vote for Defender here, it's all I use.
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  7. Golden's Avatar
    Posts : 1,635
    Windows 10 Pro x64
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    What everyone else has said.....AVG was a great piece of software around 2004/5, but things have changed drastically since then, and it looks like Avast has fallen from grace too.

    Avast and AVG Browser Extensions Spying On Chrome and Firefox Users

    Stick with Windows Defender.
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  8. Jacee's Avatar
    Posts : 1,589
    Win 10 home 20H2 19042.928
       #8

    eLPuSHeR said:
    I recommend you get rid of AVG Free and use Windows Defender.
    Me too!
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  9. oscer1's Avatar
    Posts : 526
    win 10
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    yeah I think most here would recommend getting rid of AVG me included
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  10. Posts : 1,323
    Windows 10 Pro 64bit 20H2 19042.844
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    Just Switched recently all systems here to Defender, and Kept Malwarebytes Free as secondary manual scan. All gonna use now, after using Avast Free for the previous 10 years, glad i switched them over on my last clean install of System, as well on Laptop and Moms PC when i replaced her hard drive
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