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  1. #1 AVG Resident Shield! HELP!! 
    Forum Freshman Sudhamsu's Avatar
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    The Resident Shield in my AVG 8 Free is not working. It shows that its inactive. I tried to uncheck the check-box in settings to activate it. Then checked it again. But nothing happened. Then I re-installed AVG, nothing happened. Tried launching "avgrsx.exe" (the exe for Resident Shield), it didn't open. Tried launching the same from Run, nothing happened. I've tried all that has come to my mind, except re-installing OS, which I would not like to do! Please please please help. I'm not able to use the PC freely as I used to. I am being restricted (of course, by myself) to use only applications which I know properly (or close to that). I'm not daring to get new apps, or to download any media. Please help help help. By the way, can viruses sneak through torrents?


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    Do you have any other firewall type programs running?

    Uninstall AVG and delete the vault and all the folders it leaves behind. Then reinstall. If that does not work, then all I can think of is reinstalling the OS, which I do every few months just to get rid of all the nonsense. By the way, I am now almost certain that AVG is slowing down your system. Getting more ram should fix it. What are you using, DDR400? Get at least another Gig.


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    I recently had a lot of trouble with AVG. I uninstalled it (after much difficulty) and when I try to reinstall, I get an error message. I recommend Avira and/or Avast - warning: if you install both, there may be some interference between them.
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    thanks. i don't think i'm getting more RAM any time soon. I'm in class 12th now (going to be in actually from next month). This is the life deciding year for me. So all studies and very very very less computer. And the next year I might get my Laptop! I will chose the best then!

    And.. What do you do before reinstalling OS, any prearrangements? I back-up my files regularly. Got a 250GB Ext HD for that. What else should I do to make it easier to get back to normal condition?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sudhamsu
    What do you do before reinstalling OS, any prearrangements?
    Yeah, make a little folder tree for the various drivers you will need to re-install, and for some other key software like antivirus, browser, etc. all most current versions. Burn it to disc. Besides the Windows disc everything else should come fresh from manufacturer's sites not any outdated discs that came with the hardware. You'll probably miss a few drivers and want to update those later, it's not the end of the world. You can also download the huge collection of Windows service packs and critical updates as a tidy offline installation package.

    Disconnect the cable to your modem when you're ready for clean install.

    When the re-installed Windows starts, it'll "detect new hardware" and offer to take care of that. Don't let it. Cancel out and run those driver installers you downloaded. Don't even plug in your modem until the antivirus, firewall, Windows updates, etc. are in place. Also, restart the computer between major additions, even if the installer doesn't suggest that.
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    thanks! and i also want to re-arrange my partitions on the HD. Presently I have three - C(15GB), D(15GB) and E(44GB). I occasionally face problems with low space in C. So, i want to merge C and D, so that I can have just TWO CLEAN DRIVES. How do I do it (properly)? I found lots of sites which offer help on this issue, but I couldn't decide which one method to follow. So tell me what you would suggest...



    ah! and forget AVG! downloaded avast!. I feel it is much better than AVG. Thanks guys! any help on the above question?
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    SORRY BUT SERIOUSLY, AVG IS THE WORSED FREE VIRUS SCANNER IVE COME ACROSS. IT DONT PICK UP VIRUSES I GOT, AND IT SED A NON VIRUS WAS ONE SO. try download.com avira antivirus is the scnaner. its good for a free one. never failed me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sudhamsu
    thanks! and i also want to re-arrange my partitions on the HD. Presently I have three - C(15GB), D(15GB) and E(44GB). I occasionally face problems with low space in C. So, i want to merge C and D, so that I can have just TWO CLEAN DRIVES. How do I do it (properly)? I found lots of sites which offer help on this issue, but I couldn't decide which one method to follow. So tell me what you would suggest...



    ah! and forget AVG! downloaded avast!. I feel it is much better than AVG. Thanks guys! any help on the above question?
    if you use windows operating system just repartition the drives with the disk.

    i did for mine
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