Remove avg = No internet?

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  1. Dark Atheist

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    This is a strange one, frst we all know since avg 6 that its becomming a bit of a tit, but uncle decided to remove avg as it was being a bender, and now he has no internet on his main pc (laptop is fine).

    Now i dont really wanna have to travel all that way to take a look so is thre anything people could suggest to correct this issue, a download or a step byt step guide as hes not that great on a pc.

    Im guessing it should just be something like reseting winsock of something, because we all know how security programs lately like to get in there :D
     
  2. falconguard

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    xp? Yeah it would be a winsock problem.

    Have him run an ipconfig and verify.
     
  3. Johnny

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    I had this same problem with ZoneAlarm, the red POS, I had to reinstall it - then go into safe mode to get it out right ..
     
  4. Dark Atheist

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    to do all that johnny i would have to go over there which i dont really want to do, now i also have the issue of finding them a free av as they dont have any :(

    forgot that, yes xp sp3, he tells me he cant get any websites says name cant be found, i had that with itunes and bonjour so i was sure as soon as he said it was winsock issue, i have 2 tools here that all he has to do is run them, unless he can do it from the main pc using dos prompt, i think i have the rest winsock command somehwere
     
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    1) Restore point

    2) Somewhere around here someone has links to the winsock repair tools. Senior momenting the name. I look around.

    Update - I think this is it:
    http://www.snapfiles.com/get/winsockxpfix.html
    No friends or neighbors near he could get a dowload from?

    As a thought. Next time your visiting. Leave a copy of your repair utility thumbdrive or CD with him. I give them out as Christmas gifts, lol. Saves me trips.

    PS AVG is beginning to work it's way onto my shi... list too. I ditched zonealarm this winter for growing bloat and instability after that MS update killed it for a while. AVG is getting really intrusive now too.
     
  6. Dark Atheist

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    i have two fix tools

    WinsockXPFix.exe and LSPFix.exe, was hoping that "netsh winsock reset" from dos box would be all he needed to do, he hasa laptop with net access so i can send them to him, i just hope he can get them accross to main pc
     
  7. tdinc

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    what version was he using?
     
  8. Dark Atheist

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    avg? think avg 8 free
     
  9. tdinc

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    Found this > Possible fix Similar issues

    http://askabouttech.com/removing-leftover-avg-components/

    in case the site goes down
     
  10. Dark Atheist

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    thanks tdinc - have added that link to the list, will ring him tomorow and see
     
  11. tdinc

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    no prob. I am curious if it works.
     
  12. Dark Atheist

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    it never, even winsockfix never - resetting it never, so looks like i might have to reinstall it, anyone use mcaffee? i don't really want to put avg back in on there
     
  13. falconguard

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    Borked an LSP, did you try LSPfix? Avast.
     
  14. Dark Atheist

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    yes i sent him lspfix - said it didnt find any issues, told him i will reinstall it - i dont have the time or patients to **** about with it
     
  15. tdinc

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    Stay far away from Mcafee!! Its just as bad as Symantec/norton. Bloats the registry and hooks everything.

    Avira or Avast.

    Avira free will only gove nag scrrens to buy the pro version but its very solid

    Avast is very good
     
  16. Dark Atheist

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    i'll give him avast then, if i give him something with a nag screen he will only phone me up saying it keeps asking :D
     
  17. I just had this problem with a bodged Norton removal by a client. The computer wouldn't obtain an ip address, and when I assigned manually it still wouldn't go online. Turns out Norton had left some remnants behind, ran their removal tool and everything was fine.
    Try clearing out the registry of all AVG entries.
     
  18. Dark Atheist

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    i will - always one of the first things i do
     
  19. Dark Atheist

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    after all the faffing about - it seems something or someone disabled the connection :D hahahahaah, easiest fix ever!!!!! :p

    Few other issues wit the pc but they are all fixed now too :)
     
  20. falconguard

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    Glad it was fixable. hooray for the effort.