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How to Disable AVG When It Crashes Your Computer

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Search for "AVG crash" and you'll find over 2 million hits on Google. The systemic problem of AVG crashing Windows computers is almost an annual occurrence. Here's how to recover from an AVG crash.
Difficulty: Average
Time Required: 10 minutes

Here's How:

  1. From a fully functioning computer, create an AVG Rescue CD.
  2. Use the newly created AVG Rescue CD to boot the crashed computer.
  3. After the AVG Rescue CD has launched, open Utilities | File Manager.
  4. Using the AVG Rescue CD File Manager, navigate to the affected hard drive (usually /mnt/sda1/.
  5. Next, navigate to the AVG folder (usually under C:\Program Files\grisoft\.
  6. Rename the AVG folder.
  7. Close File Manager, remove the AVG Rescue CD, and reboot the computer normally.
  8. You can then reinstall AVG and update the definitions to a version that does not cause system crashes.
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