Skip to comments.AVG Ver. 8 Corrupt Bin File
Posted on 08/16/2008 11:12:03 PM PDT by brityank
UPDATE .BIN error information... Aug 16th 2008Posted by: rdsok - Moderator (IP Logged)
Date: August 17, 2008 12:07AM
Currently the update for AVG Free v8 is corrupted... you will have to wait for AVG Technologies to address the issue with the update.
Reporting the issue again by other users here will not do any good until it is resolved.
The updates that your AVG currently have will still provide the protection it is setup to detect. In otherwords, not being able to get this update will not make your AVG Free ineffective and as soon as AVG Tech resolves the issue you will be able to update to the current virus definitions at that time.
So in short... please do not post to report the issue, its already known. Also please be patient until AVG Technologies can address the issue.
Also... for those user that did report the issue... thanks for the info.
Use Avira at Free-AV.com instead.
It ranks better in tests and is still free.
Yep. I found it, too.
It just delays the update of virus definitions. Doesn’t affect the operation of the program.
Looks like AVG caught Norton-itus. It used to be a pretty good trial-ware alternative to NAV, but they have bloated it up pretty bad.
AVG has been excellent in the past. Now they've added anti-spy and a IE search tool bar. Insane. One of my clients "upgraded" from 7 to 8 and then had to call me because his computer was working extremely slowly... would you believe twenty seconds between clicking on start and having it finally pop up??? It turned out that AVG was forever downloading, ever and ever... without end. Getting rid of the tool bar helped some... but getting rid of AVG solved the problem. Damnit, I liked AVG.
I would disagree completely. While rolling the AVG AntiSpyware (Ewido) engine and AntiRootKit engine into the AntiVirus product did make it heavier (no doubt), the resulting increased real-time and on-demand protection is substantial.
This from an avowed Ewido fan who is more than a little peeved that AVG/AS and all of the Ewido tools will soon be gone :(
What else should I do?
My wife's computer got the same looking message two days ago and then the hard drive crashed.
You just described my computer’s performance as of late and now I know why. What anti-virus program do you recommend now?
I still like it, I disabled one section “link scanner” and it works more smoothly now... Not like I go anywhere other than FR and my Christian guild’s web site anyhoo...
Being that I am primarily a Mac user, I should issue the obligatory "Get a Mac!" commentbut I shall refrain. So ignore it, I didn't say it. ;^)>
However, I really suggest Avast now to my Windows using clients. You can also, for now, stay with AVG 7. I am going to try Avira on a couple of my clients to see if it might be better. Most of my clients are businesses so they use the upgraded paid versions.
ps: Mine was something called a VBS/Agent
Thanks. I will look into it. Can I rollback to AVG 7?
I have a problem.
I recently updated my browser Firefox 3.0.1 and after doing so noticed that many of the links on webpages have a red highlight box on them that I find disturbing.
Can anyone help please?
Don't let it (or anything, of course) install the tool bar, and don't let it send information to AVG... both are setup options which slow INET transactions considerably...
I find it heavier than AVG 7 but still bearable for the trade off in detections. It is seriously better at trojans now that AVGAS is rolled in. I still would not stack it up against my house brand, which is F-Protect, or against Kaspersky or Nod32, but I think it a great improvement for those who don't have the money to purchase one of the above.
Although I don't use Firefox3, a quick googling found that your Red Outline may be an indication of a link that goes to a vacant address... a now defunct link. Why not click on one and see what happens (if you can do it safely).
I don't know of any such thing specific to Firefox 3, though maybe some add-on or plug-in you may have inadvertently loaded somehow...
I use Yahoo as a search engine, and they provide a service where known bad sites show up as red links throughout their search results... there is a fairly obvious explanation thereof at the top of the results page if bad links are included, however. I wonder if it is something like that, or something similar provided by your anti-virus software?
It is not to vacant address it is to working links.
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