Just noted something. The greyed out icon that I thought was AVG AV program is in fact my AVG Spyware program and the resident shield is turned off because is is the free version.
This should be activated whether you have free version or not. All in the free version should be functional. If any one of them is not, Windows will refuse to recognize AVG being ready.
You may need to totally uninstall AVG, including any remnants left behind. I would uninstall and use CCleaner to remove Registry keys left over. Then reinstall. Be sure you check that CCleaner is set to backup Registry before removing Registry keys. It usually pops up asking you to do this when Clean button is clicked.
The only function I have AVG doing is updating virus database and scanning incoming mail. You can have it scan outgoing email, too, but waste of time. I also have ClamWin running to check certain folders on a scheduled basis. Same with Avast. Windows Defender also runs as needed. Never had a conflict with any if schedules of each do not run at same time for same folders.
Recommend use of Spybot Search & Destroy along with Ad-Aware 2007. All those mentioned are free and very good tools. No one program can keep up with all the malware. The free onlines scans are worth using once in awhile, too.
Edited by Major Payne, 01 November 2007 - 01:47 PM.