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    AVG Free Update Bricks 64-Bit Windows 7 PCs

    AVG Free Update Bricks 64-Bit Windows 7 PCs

    If you haven’t already downloaded the latest mandatory AVG 2011 Free software update, it may be best not to if you want your computer to turn on again. The December 1 update is causing 64-bit PCs running Windows 7 to totally breakdown.


    The problem appears to lie in the 271.1.1/3292 (432/3292) database update, which requires PCs that run the update to restart. Affected PCs will throw up a c0000135 error upon restarting, and fail to boot.

    AVG have since pulled the update so no more computers suffer, but if your computer got caught then all is not lost. AVG have released a handy set of instructions to follow, detailing how to disable the software if it bricks your system.

    AVG Forum users have also come up with a few tricks to forcing the system to boot, such as pressing F8 and removing the AVG update. All methods will need the Repair CD in order to re-install the software.

    AVG Free Update Bricks 64-Bit Windows 7 PCs - PCWorld Business Center

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    blacklisted

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    so Windows Repair...hopefully the users knows what it means.

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    so this is what caused my computer to bsod when loading windows....lucky for me windows repair fixed it
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    avast ftw!
    Rebuilding in progress..
    Parts: (Main/Simulator system)
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    CPU: Intel Xeon L5639 @ 3.8GHZ 1.325V (Antec 920)|I7 3930K (Deepcool Malestorm 240MM) |I7 5960X
    MB: Asus Rampage III Formula|Asus P9X79 Pro|MSI X99S SLI Krait Edition
    Ram: Corsair Dominator GT 6X4GB 2000MHZ CL10|Corsair Vengeance 4GBX8 1600MHZ CL9|32GB??
    GPU: MSI GTX970 Gaming 4GB|??|GTX980
    SSD: Intel DC S3500 480GB|Corsair Force GS 128GB X2|SM951 512GB (I hope)
    HDD: WD Red 3TB/WD Black 2TB|Hitachi 2TB/WD Black 1TB|4TB X2
    DVD: Pionner BD-RW|DVDRW|
    PSU: Seasonic X650 + Custom Cables|Coolermaster Slient Pro M2 1000W|Corsair AX1200
    Casing: Sliverstone FT02-LE 384|Coolermaster HAF XM|Phanteks Enthoo Luxe
    Sound: Audinst MX-2 + Swan M200MKIII|D1080-IV|
    Display: U2713HM/U2312HM/LP2065|Skyworth 40E360 IPS
    Input: Storm Spawn/Ducky 9008G2V Pro PBT|Trustmaster T500RS + Apiga AP1/Logitech K400R
    Mobile Devices:
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    Blacklisted: csrikant - Extreme Lowballer and "elite" wannabe
    Sold faulty X79-UP5 to a friend as well.

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    Notice: AVG Pulls Faulty Update From Servers After Mandatory Patch Causes Windows Boot Failure


    Antivirus software is a must-have for most users running Windows, but sometimes, it pays to be a little more selective about antivirus updates before hitting the 'Update Now' button. A mandatory patch pushed out from well-known antivirus vendor AVG has resulted in some Windows 7 machines experiencing complete boot failure due to the removal of certain key system files.


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    no wonder my pc cannot boot ... it will BSOD after the windows login window...

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    I am using avast 5.0 also!
    Avast FTW!

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    weird, i have no problems lol ...
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    IT HAPPENED TO ME!!! I WAS PISSED AND HAD TO RECOVER USING WINDOWS CD.. LUCKY NOTHING WAS LOST... Any other better free Anti Virus?

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    you can use avast. lol
    Rebuilding in progress..
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    CPU: Intel Xeon L5639 @ 3.8GHZ 1.325V (Antec 920)|I7 3930K (Deepcool Malestorm 240MM) |I7 5960X
    MB: Asus Rampage III Formula|Asus P9X79 Pro|MSI X99S SLI Krait Edition
    Ram: Corsair Dominator GT 6X4GB 2000MHZ CL10|Corsair Vengeance 4GBX8 1600MHZ CL9|32GB??
    GPU: MSI GTX970 Gaming 4GB|??|GTX980
    SSD: Intel DC S3500 480GB|Corsair Force GS 128GB X2|SM951 512GB (I hope)
    HDD: WD Red 3TB/WD Black 2TB|Hitachi 2TB/WD Black 1TB|4TB X2
    DVD: Pionner BD-RW|DVDRW|
    PSU: Seasonic X650 + Custom Cables|Coolermaster Slient Pro M2 1000W|Corsair AX1200
    Casing: Sliverstone FT02-LE 384|Coolermaster HAF XM|Phanteks Enthoo Luxe
    Sound: Audinst MX-2 + Swan M200MKIII|D1080-IV|
    Display: U2713HM/U2312HM/LP2065|Skyworth 40E360 IPS
    Input: Storm Spawn/Ducky 9008G2V Pro PBT|Trustmaster T500RS + Apiga AP1/Logitech K400R
    Mobile Devices:
    OnePlus One 16GB (A0001) 16GB Slik White, OnePlus One 64GB Intl 64GB Sandstone Black
    Blacklisted: csrikant - Extreme Lowballer and "elite" wannabe
    Sold faulty X79-UP5 to a friend as well.

    - What goes around comes around -

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    It is a good thing AVG have always provided people a free anti virus. Sad to say, within the past 2 years, this is the second time I think they have done this. Hopefully they will be more careful with their testing before they release an update like this cause it is going to affect their paid users experience with them.
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