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Avg8wd

By tommy2k8
Apr 14, 2009
  1. Today, on my client's computer, I got about 20 events in the Vista Event Log saying 'A timeout (300000m/s) was reached while waiting for a transaction response from the avg8wd service'.
    What does this message mean?
    It is AVG Free 8.5
    Windows Vista Premium SP1 32-bit
    Spybot S and D 1.6.2
    ZA 8.5
     
  2. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

    Sounds like it was trying to update and has kept failing

    You may know my standing on AVG and that is to remove it, anyway here's the best advice you'll get ;)

    Uninstall your AVG Antivirus
    Then run the removal tool
    Here is the 32Bit version (most users): http://www.avg.com/filedir/util/avg_arm_sup_____.dir/avgremover.exe
    Here is the 64Bit version: http://www.avg.com/filedir/util/avg_arv_sup_____.dir/avgremoverx64.exe

    Restart

    Install Avira free AntiVirus

    Update it

    Run a full scan, and remove all the Viruses that AVG missed
     
  3. bobcat

    bobcat TechSpot Paladin Posts: 688   +67

    The wd in avg8wd means WatchDog.

    If the service problem is caused by lack of communication, this can be due to the firewall blocking it, website busy, corrupt file, malware, insufficient user rights etc.

    If your client must stay with AVG, try uninstalling and re-installing it to repair the files, while making sure it gets full access rights from the firewall. A previous on-line malware scan wouldn’t hurt.

    Better still, of course, is to follow kimsland’s advice, which not only has a better chance of working but will also leave your client with a better AV.
     
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