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Justin

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(Msg. 1) Posted: Thu Nov 20, 2008 12:22 am
Post subject: AVG Antivirus on Vista Home 64 bit (CTF file?)
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using AVG anti virus version 8.0.173 I get an error saying invalid
update control CTF file. I searched and found an article saying I
should delete the CTF file under AVG's settings folder. I searched my
entire hard drive and there are no CTF files anywhere.

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(Msg. 2) Posted: Thu Nov 20, 2008 1:26 am
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Justin wrote on 20/11/2008 :
> using AVG anti virus version 8.0.173 I get an error saying invalid update
> control CTF file. I searched and found an article saying I should delete the
> CTF file under AVG's settings folder. I searched my entire hard drive and
> there are no CTF files anywhere.

Have you enabled viewing of hidden files.

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(Msg. 3) Posted: Thu Nov 20, 2008 1:19 pm
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Johnw wrote:
> Justin wrote on 20/11/2008 :
>> using AVG anti virus version 8.0.173 I get an error saying invalid
>> update control CTF file. I searched and found an article saying I
>> should delete the CTF file under AVG's settings folder. I searched my
>> entire hard drive and there are no CTF files anywhere.
>
> Have you enabled viewing of hidden files.
>
>

Yes.
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(Msg. 4) Posted: Thu Nov 20, 2008 4:26 pm
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Justin laid this down on his screen :
>> Have you enabled viewing of hidden files.
> Yes.

http://www.fileinfo.net/extension/ctf

If CTF files become corrupted, the corresponding AVG program may not be
updated; this problem can be fixed by running AVG's
"deleteupdatefiles.exe" utility or by manually removing the CTF files
and downloading the updates again; these files are typically named
"avginfoavi.ctf" and "avginfowin.ctf" and are saved in the
"\ProgramData\avg8\update\download" folder.
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(Msg. 5) Posted: Thu Nov 20, 2008 10:04 pm
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Johnw wrote:
> Justin laid this down on his screen :
>>> Have you enabled viewing of hidden files.
>> Yes.
>
> http://www.fileinfo.net/extension/ctf
>
> If CTF files become corrupted, the corresponding AVG program may not be
> updated; this problem can be fixed by running AVG's
> "deleteupdatefiles.exe" utility or by manually removing the CTF files
> and downloading the updates again; these files are typically named
> "avginfoavi.ctf" and "avginfowin.ctf" and are saved in the
> "\ProgramData\avg8\update\download" folder.
>
>


Ugh...
I can get to AVG's website but it tells me it can't connect to the
server. I can run it on my other machine.
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(Msg. 6) Posted: Thu Nov 20, 2008 10:26 pm
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It happens that Justin formulated :
> Ugh...
> I can get to AVG's website but it tells me it can't connect to the server. I
> can run it on my other machine.

Have you removed those 2 files? If you have, uninstall AVG & reinstall.
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(Msg. 7) Posted: Thu Nov 20, 2008 11:26 pm
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Justin submitted this idea :
> Ugh...
> I can get to AVG's website but it tells me it can't connect to the server. I
> can run it on my other machine.

Opp's.

Have you removed those 2 files? If you have, uninstall AVG & reinstall.

Should have been.

Have you removed those 2 files? If you hav'nt, uninstall AVG &
reinstall.
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(Msg. 8) Posted: Thu Nov 20, 2008 11:26 pm
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Johnw wrote:
> Justin submitted this idea :
>> Ugh...
>> I can get to AVG's website but it tells me it can't connect to the
>> server. I can run it on my other machine.
>
> Opp's.
>
> Have you removed those 2 files? If you have, uninstall AVG & reinstall.
>
> Should have been.
>
> Have you removed those 2 files? If you hav'nt, uninstall AVG & reinstall.
>
>


Yes, I did.
I updated just now, ever so slowly but it updated. I waited five
minutes and tried it again, this time the connection failed.

I don't understand, on my XP machine everything is fine.
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(Msg. 9) Posted: Thu Nov 20, 2008 11:26 pm
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Justin expressed precisely :
> I don't understand, on my XP machine everything is fine.

That being the case, I feel your AVG install is still corrupt,
uninstall & start afresh.
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(Msg. 10) Posted: Fri Nov 21, 2008 9:39 am
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Johnw wrote:
> Justin expressed precisely :
>> I don't understand, on my XP machine everything is fine.
>
> That being the case, I feel your AVG install is still corrupt, uninstall
> & start afresh.
>
>

third time, same deal.
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(Msg. 11) Posted: Sat Nov 22, 2008 12:01 am
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Johnw wrote:
> Justin expressed precisely :
>> I don't understand, on my XP machine everything is fine.
>
> That being the case, I feel your AVG install is still corrupt, uninstall
> & start afresh.
>
>


OK, now I have stability issues and AVG just started a scan on its own.
I can't stop it.

Whats another decent free anti virus program that runs on Vista 64 bit?
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(Msg. 12) Posted: Sat Nov 22, 2008 4:29 am
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Justin laid this down on his screen :
> OK, now I have stability issues and AVG just started a scan on its own. I
> can't stop it.
> Whats another decent free anti virus program that runs on Vista 64 bit?

These are the 64 bit programs I know of.

http://www.avast.com/eng/x64.html

http://www.free-av.com/
Disable the Avira AntiVir nag screen:
http://www.elitekiller.com/files/disable_antivir_nag.htm
User Manual
http://www.free-av.com/documents/products/pdf/en/man_avira_antivir-per...al_en.p
3.2 System requirements
For Avira AntiVir Personal to work perfectly, the computer system must
fulfill the following requirements:
– Computer as from Pentium, at least 266 MHz
– Operating system
– Microsoft Windows Vista (32 or 64 Bit) or
– Microsoft Windows XP Home or Professional, SP2 recommended, or
– Microsoft Windows 2000, SP 4 recommended
Note
Avira AntiVir Personal also supports Microsoft Windows XP x64 Edition
and 64 Bit Microsoft Windows Vista.
– At least 192 MB RAM with Windows 2000/XP
– At least 512 MB RAM with Windows Vista
– 30 MB free memory space on the hard disk (more if using the
quarantine function)
– 100 MB temporary memory space on the hard disk
– For the installation of Avira AntiVir Personal: administrator rights
under Windows 2000 and XP

MicroWorld Free AntiVirus Toolkit Utility (MWAV)
http://www.mwti.net/products/mwav/mwav.asp
MWAV 9.x (Vista & 64 - bit OS compatible) also provides multi-language
support.
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(Msg. 13) Posted: Sat Nov 22, 2008 4:29 am
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Justin explained :
> OK, now I have stability issues and AVG just started a scan on its own. I
> can't stop it.

Uninstall AVG with a decent uninstaller.

Revo Uninstaller
http://www.softpedia.com/get/Tweak/Uninstallers/Revo-Uninstaller.shtml
http://www.revouninstaller.com/

Screenshots of how to use.

http://www.mediafire.com/?yldgwojeijh

http://www.mediafire.com/?mwjwj2mng41

http://www.mediafire.com/?kxqrznntoh5
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(Msg. 14) Posted: Sat Nov 22, 2008 6:59 am
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(Msg. 15) Posted: Sat Nov 22, 2008 12:08 pm
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Johnw wrote:
> Justin explained :
>> OK, now I have stability issues and AVG just started a scan on its
>> own. I can't stop it.
>
> Uninstall AVG with a decent uninstaller.
>
> Revo Uninstaller
> http://www.softpedia.com/get/Tweak/Uninstallers/Revo-Uninstaller.shtml
> http://www.revouninstaller.com/
>
> Screenshots of how to use.
>
> http://www.mediafire.com/?yldgwojeijh
>
> http://www.mediafire.com/?mwjwj2mng41
>
> http://www.mediafire.com/?kxqrznntoh5
>
>


What difference would that make? I uninstalled it, and deleted the AVG
folder which included the magical ctf files.
Then I rebooted.
I reinstalled, tried to update and got the same ctf file bullshit I had
before.
How would uninstalling/reinstalling help me out?
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