Has AVG caused this problem?

By gillanne
Oct 3, 2013
  1. Since updating AVG on 30 Sep pc has not behaved well. Can't get on to Internet and some but not all programmes won't work eg even control panel won't come up. Word and Excel are fine though for example. Did a system restore to 19 sep but that didn't help. In safe mode can get to control panel but unable to uninstall AVG . I think now you need a special removal tool for that and that is not on the pc.
    Your help would be much appreciated as to what to try next.
  2. Broni

    Broni Malware Annihilator Posts: 52,799   +343

    Welcome aboard [​IMG]

    Please, observe following rules:
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    Uninstall AVG using AVG Remover: and see how it goes.
  3. gillanne

    gillanne TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I'd love to be able to do that but I can't get on the Internet!
  4. gillanne

    gillanne TS Rookie Topic Starter

    The heavens are looking kindly on us today!! After 2 more restarts this morning suddenly found could get on-line and so was able to download the removal tool. All now is well. Many thanks for your help.
  5. Broni

    Broni Malware Annihilator Posts: 52,799   +343

    You're very welcome [​IMG]

    Don't forget to install some other AV program...

    Install ONE of these:

    - Avast! free antivirus:

    - free Microsoft Security Essentials:
    Note for Windows 8 users: Microsoft Security Essentials comes preinstalled and renamed as Windows Defender.
    You can keep it or you have to disable it before installing another AV program. How to...

    - free Comodo Antivirus:
  6. gillanne

    gillanne TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Thank you - already done. We chose Avast.
  7. Broni

    Broni Malware Annihilator Posts: 52,799   +343

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