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AVG Free 2011 update pulled after reports it crashes Windows 7

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 05 Dec 2010 23:40 User comments (14)

AVG Free 2011 update pulled after reports it crashes Windows 7 AVG has pulled their latest update for AVG Free 2011 this week after it crashed systems running Windows 7 64-bit.
The antivirus database update is 271.1.1/3292 (432/3292) and has since been pulled after user outrage.

After being updated, AVG 2011 was prompting a system restart, which is then followed with a "STOP: cc0000135" error that completely crashes your system.

To be able to boot your system after the crash, AVG has made a "Rescue CD" available.

You can also use the package to boot from a USB drive.

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14 user comments

16.12.2010 0:11

Well it's a good thing I haven't done any win 7 AVG updates on my laptop; too busy running linux to care about the windows platform.

This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 06 Dec 2010 @ 0:11

26.12.2010 3:32

Too busy using avast to care.

36.12.2010 6:07
ps3lvanub
Inactive

Look at the irony. 'AVG, Trusted by 90 million users' Not anymore.

46.12.2010 10:08

Hey how many times haz Norton screwed up and its still a sold at 50-100$ a year....

Sht happens they are still better than most. THo avast might be a bit better.


Copyright infringement is nothing more than civil disobedience to a bad set of laws. Lets renegotiate them.

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56.12.2010 10:31

Jacked on Windows Vista 32bit also,reformatted at put Microsoft Anti V on it.Nice one AVG

66.12.2010 10:35

So why can;t you go into safe mode and uninstall AVG?


Copyright infringement is nothing more than civil disobedience to a bad set of laws. Lets renegotiate them.

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76.12.2010 11:16

This also happened to me running XP 64. I knew that it was AVG, because it updated, and then asked me to restart, and when I did I got that stop error. Within the stop error it gave me the name of the dll that was missing, so I booted up with a live linux cd, fedora, and then searched my hd for the file name, found it, recopied to my windows/system32 folder, rebooted, and i was back at my desktop where I immediately uninstalled AVG 2011.

86.12.2010 12:49

Weíre very sorry for the inconvenience. On December 2, AVG had an update issue. The problem affected Windows 7 users on 64-bit products. As soon as we were first notified about these issues, we immediately began fixing the problem. AVG is taking swift action on this matter. We remain committed to our customers, and, as such, we are taking the following actions:
1-Updates have been issued for both of these issues and are currently being propagated to the broad AVG user base.
2 -Please view the YouTube tutorial for the rescue procedure: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fam3-KSfA3A
PAID CUSTOMERS: Support for System crash after the recent AVG 2011 update 3292 (BSOD)
If you have encountered the above mentioned issue with the latest AVG update and FAQ 4079 didnít help you, please contact our English support team by dialing the following numbers:
1-Home and Free customers: 24/7 support +1-877-367-9933
2-Business customers: 9:30am-6:30pm EST +1-828-459-5436 or skype:avg-nc
You can also email us at updateissuehelp@avg.com.
FREE CUSTOMERS: Support for System crash after the recent AVG 2011 update 3292 (BSOD)
1-If you have encountered the above mentioned issue with the latest AVG update and FAQ 4080 didnít help you, please contact our English support team by dialing the following number:
2-24/7 support: +1-877-367-9933
You can also email us at updateissuehelp@avg.com

AVG sincerely regrets any inconvenience this issue has caused and we are ready to help you resolve this as quickly as possible.

96.12.2010 17:57

Originally posted by AVGSupport:
Weíre very sorry for the inconvenience. On December 2, AVG had an update issue. The problem affected Windows 7 users on 64-bit products. As soon as we were first notified about these issues, we immediately began fixing the problem. AVG is taking swift action on this matter. We remain committed to our customers, and, as such, we are taking the following actions:
1-Updates have been issued for both of these issues and are currently being propagated to the broad AVG user base.
2 -Please view the YouTube tutorial for the rescue procedure: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fam3-KSfA3A
PAID CUSTOMERS: Support for System crash after the recent AVG 2011 update 3292 (BSOD)
If you have encountered the above mentioned issue with the latest AVG update and FAQ 4079 didnít help you, please contact our English support team by dialing the following numbers:
1-Home and Free customers: 24/7 support +1-877-367-9933
2-Business customers: 9:30am-6:30pm EST +1-828-459-5436 or skype:avg-nc
You can also email us at updateissuehelp@avg.com.
FREE CUSTOMERS: Support for System crash after the recent AVG 2011 update 3292 (BSOD)
1-If you have encountered the above mentioned issue with the latest AVG update and FAQ 4080 didnít help you, please contact our English support team by dialing the following number:
2-24/7 support: +1-877-367-9933
You can also email us at updateissuehelp@avg.com

AVG sincerely regrets any inconvenience this issue has caused and we are ready to help you resolve this as quickly as possible.
Holy crap. Damage Control.

106.12.2010 17:59

AVG have slipped up badly with this. But at least they come on the forums and address the issue with it's clients, I don't see MS or Crapple doing that. AVG is free and I use it on my machines with no problems. Hope they fix it soon.

116.12.2010 19:24
adamryer
Inactive

The update didn't only effect AVG Free users. I use AVG Internet Security 2011 on my Win 7 Ultimate x64 laptop and I got the BSOD couldn't even boot into safe mode. Tried repairing Windows installation but no luck I was almost ready to re-install windows luckily I googled a bit more and found the fix which was pretty easy to apply. Had problems with my desktop too running paid version of AVG and Win 7 Home Premium x64 no blue screen but AVG was not working until they released a fix for it. I would say the response by AVG was pretty good. They were aware of the problems right away and made a decent effort to get the word out to users on how to repair their systems.

126.12.2010 21:05

While it is good to see that they are rectifying the issue, I'm surprised something like this was able to slip by.

136.12.2010 21:35

just cropped up suggests it's some more antitrust behaviour from M$ .. notice how it happened right after the latest "update tuesday"?

I install free rising av for the sad losers who can't see the light .. seems good..




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147.12.2010 18:53

i guess i'm safe....for now



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