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Offline rambo

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AVG
« on: November 20, 2007, 12:31:11 PM »
Dear Readers.
The only annoyance i had with RC1 was that it seemed unable to remember that AVG. AV was installed on my computer.Every time i booted or re booted i used to get 7 or 8 defence notices pop up .
I still have the same annoyance on the final version.
I have looked everywhere on the forum for answer on how to correct the matter but without success
If anybody has any suggestions,i would be most grateful
Thanks

Offline slobix

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Problems with AVAST too
« Reply #1 on: November 20, 2007, 01:03:32 PM »
Same things happens with AVAST antivirus, first time I saw this in beta 4, it was in RC 1 , and still remains in final. Apparently there is problem with short names conversion in path name of some applications at boot time. As I remember there was post from developers at beta forum  that they know about problem and they are wonking on it, but final version is here and bug is still present. I don't kow if it could affect security, but is sure annoying.

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Re: AVG
« Reply #2 on: November 20, 2007, 01:17:09 PM »
Everything runs very smoothly.
A great firewall,if you really can call it that.
I find the popup a bloody nuisance
Perhaps,as it is known something will get done soon especially as the number of people using Avast and AVG is considerable
Let's hope
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Offline Dwarden

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Re: AVG
« Reply #3 on: November 21, 2007, 10:05:08 AM »
any word on this ...
i get tons of customers with Avast! asking me if  they can now go for Comodo Firewall V3 ...

and i'm like ummm wait 'bit'  (:SAD)
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Re: AVG
« Reply #4 on: November 21, 2007, 04:10:33 PM »
any word on this ...
i get tons of customers with Avast! asking me if  they can now go for Comodo Firewall V3 ...

and i'm like ummm wait 'bit'  (:SAD)
Comodo is bugfixing already. Can they wait a couple days?
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Offline rambo

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Re: AVG
« Reply #5 on: November 21, 2007, 04:15:31 PM »
Thanks that very reassuring.

Offline deaston

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Re: AVG
« Reply #6 on: November 25, 2007, 11:35:54 AM »
I was having the same problem.  As someone mentioned above, it appears to be related to the "short" path that AVG uses (non-8.3 filenames are converted to 8.3 with tildes (~)). 

To fix it, I simply added each AVG executable as a Trusted Application using the full path by browsing for the files.  This seems to have fixed the problem for me although time will tell. 

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AVG Defense+ Computer Security Policy (v 3.0.13.268, X32, Win XP)
« Reply #7 on: November 28, 2007, 02:20:54 PM »
CPU - 32Bit Intel Dual Core 2.4Ghz
Operating System - Windows XP
Actively-running security and utility applications - AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition, Comodo Firewall & BO Clean

Specific symptoms of the bug
In the Computer Security Policy screen of Defense+, files related to AVG Anti-Virus are recreated every time Defense+ interacts with the program.  So, for example, instead of having 1 C:\Progra~1\AVG7\avgcc.exe entry, I have 10. 

Specific steps you have taken to try to resolve it.
Setting the program entry to "Windows System Applicaiton" didn't seem to help/

Offline ronaldakm

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Re: AVG
« Reply #8 on: November 28, 2007, 03:38:34 PM »
I was having the same problem.  As someone mentioned above, it appears to be related to the "short" path that AVG uses (non-8.3 filenames are converted to 8.3 with tildes (~)). 

To fix it, I simply added each AVG executable as a Trusted Application using the full path by browsing for the files.  This seems to have fixed the problem for me although time will tell. 

I did what you said also, but problem persists.

Offline Ragwing

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Re: AVG Defense+ Computer Security Policy (v 3.0.13.268, X32, Win XP)
« Reply #9 on: November 28, 2007, 03:54:54 PM »
Yeah, there seems to be a problem with AVG using 8.3 filenames.
It will hopefully be fixed in the next release.

Cheers,
Ragwing
« Last Edit: November 28, 2007, 03:56:29 PM by Ragwing »

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Re: AVG
« Reply #10 on: December 11, 2007, 10:57:26 AM »
I forgot to mention that I also edited the registry for the AVG services to use the fully qualified path instead of the 8.3 filenames (with the tildes).  I tried that first, but it didn't seem to change what Comodo was picking up as the path to the files when the files were added automatically. 

After that I added the files as "Trusted Applications" manually with the fully qualified (non-8.3) filenames.  Perhaps it was the combination of the two? 

 

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