How can I fix a failed installation of AVG in Windows XP?

pati May 16, 2011
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I tried to install the free version of AVG on my Windows XP computer. Please don’t ask me for any other specifics, don’t know them, don’t understand them.

Anyway, I can’t get it to install and I can’t take it out. Just keep getting a message saying that it has to be restarted to reboot , but it never does. I just get that message many times, while I am working on the computer.

  1. JormaS
    May 17, 2011 at 4:04 pm

    Once you uninstall it maybe check out  http://www.clamwin.com/
    its another free AV. Ive been using it forever and day!

  2. FIDELIS
    May 16, 2011 at 11:53 pm

    Hello, go to the following link and download the avg uninstaller:

    http://www.avg.com/us-en/download-tools

    Once downloaded run the tool and you should be able to uninstall avg with all the entries it installs on registry.  I would advice to use the following antivirus.  It is also free:

    http://www.avast.com/en-ca/free-antivirus-download

    • Pati
      May 18, 2011 at 11:19 pm

      This worked great. Really easy - even for me! Thanks

      • FIDELIS
        May 18, 2011 at 11:58 pm

         don't mention it.  I am glad it worked for you

  3. Smayonak
    May 16, 2011 at 3:34 pm

    Try uninstalling in safe mode. You can enter safe mode by tapping F8 while the computer is booting.

    Also try Revo Uninstaller: http://www.revouninstaller.com/revo_uninstaller_free_download.html

  4. Anonymous
    May 16, 2011 at 3:08 pm

    Hi
    If you are installing AVG and the installation process fails, there are several steps you can take to install AVG successfully.
    http://www.avg.com/ww-en/faq#tba15

    A
    fix from AVG is now available. A file called msvcfix.zip can be downloaded from the
    official website. The file msvcfix.bat can be extracted from this archive file. Put
    the .bat in the same folder as the executable installation file, and run
    msvcfix.bat. Installing AVG 9 should work by using this method.

    http://aa-download.avg.com/filedir/util/msvcfix.zipDownload
    and run the "Reset Access" file from AVG, then try installing
    AVG again. You should also temporary disable the real-time protection of other
    anti-spyware programs

    http://aa-download.avg.com/filedir/util/support/reset_access_avg9_en.exe

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