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UV_Power

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Hello everyone,

I have seen many people post a complaint about the AVG Free anti-virus needing a reboot daily after update and there are many fixes for it. This is not what is happening to me, but it is similar.

Everyday, when I start my machine for the first time, the AVG System Tray icon is gray and it says I need to update the Update Manager. This is rather annoying because I have to do it manually each time. I understand that new virus definitions come out everyday, which I am fine with since it does that automatically. But, that's not the problem. The problem is the Update Manager requires this update everyday (which seems odd to me.....).

I have tried going into the settings. I have deleted the "Update Temporary Files". I have tried every setting in the Properties window as well. Update upon computer restart, Update computer Immediately, Require Confirmation from user, Restart Immediately, and Complete at next computer restart. Nothing fixes the problem. I have even uninstalled and reinstalled under the "Run as Administrator" setting for Vista.

Again, it is not asking me to re-boot the computer, for which I have found many people ask about that and they get it resolved. It's just asking me to manually update "Update Manager" daily. I wouldn't mind if it just updated everything automatically. It updates the virus definitions automatically, so why not the Update Manager?

Anyone else come across this?

BTW: the only reason why I am posting here is because I had a lot of difficulties with the AVG Free Forum registration.
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Hi there,

It might help if you download the most current version of AVG, uninstall your current version, and then install the newest version.

Let me know if this helps,

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Tried it. Still does it. :)
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Make sure your system clock has the correct time, as this sometimes can cause issues.
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My system clock has the right time.

I have given up. I have switched to avast antivirus solution. So, I didn't really solve my problem, I just got rid of it. :)

Thanks for your help though.
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:) Thanks for letting us know.
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If you would like to use it again, I would recommend disabling the service currently and allowing it to run again by manual intervention, or just update every once in a while. To disable the service go to "Start" "Run" and type "msconfig"

Go to the "Services" tab and select "Hide all Microsoft Services." Scroll throughout and find the AVG Auto Update service and uncheck it. You will need administrative privileges to apply such. Now, you can manually update in the AVG application occasionally, or just disable the service to run on startup by going to the "Startup" tab and unchecking it.
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