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AVG Free Update Bricks 64-Bit Windows 7 PCs bigsale Dec 3rd, 10, 12:18 PM #1

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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lennardseah Dec 3rd, 10, 02:23 PM #2
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AS1 Dec 3rd, 10, 03:14 PM #3
so Windows Repair...hopefully the users knows what it means.
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Techidiot Dec 3rd, 10, 03:24 PM #4
so this is what caused my computer to bsod when loading windows....lucky for me windows repair fixed it
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terence52 Dec 3rd, 10, 04:11 PM #5
avast ftw!
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psolord Dec 3rd, 10, 04:14 PM #6
Avast FTW indeed!
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Notice: AVG Pulls Faulty Update From Servers After Mandatory Patch Causes Windows Boot Failure VRNews Dec 3rd, 10, 05:09 PM #7

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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RouK3zila Dec 3rd, 10, 07:53 PM #8
no wonder my pc cannot boot ... it will BSOD after the windows login window...
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SPEED Dec 3rd, 10, 08:06 PM #9
I am using avast 5.0 also!
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night87 Dec 3rd, 10, 09:13 PM #10
weird, i have no problems lol ...
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Ahralf Dec 4th, 10, 09:13 AM #11
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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terence52 Dec 4th, 10, 09:45 AM #12
you can use avast. lol
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watzup_ken Dec 5th, 10, 08:57 AM #13
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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