AVG + Nvidia Drivers

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#1 Posted by 5SI-GonePostal (355 posts) -

Just a quick warning if you are trying to update your drivers while using AVG Free 2013 - you need to turn it off or it will give you a failure.

#2 Posted by C_Rule (9813 posts) -
Strange. Thanks for the heads up (don't use AVG, but I used to).
#3 Posted by 5SI-GonePostal (355 posts) -

Strange. Thanks for the heads up (don't use AVG, but I used to).C_Rule

 

Tell me about it - 1st time i have had to turn off anti virus for updating drivers, found it as i was having no luck with updating (as normal i was doing a clean install so all the old stuff had been un installed) so decided to do a system restore to which i was told my anti virus program would not let it complete the restore.  So turned off AVG and done the driver update and hey presto it works 1st time!

#4 Posted by Riadon2 (1598 posts) -

AVG is very good at blocking legitimate programs.

Viruses... not so much.

#5 Posted by Amster_G (4295 posts) -

I updated my drivers last night with the full version of AVG. No problems.

#6 Posted by Legendaryscmt (12532 posts) -

And that's why I always do driver updates in safe mode.

#7 Posted by hartsickdiscipl (14787 posts) -

Just a quick warning if you are trying to update your drivers while using AVG Free 2013 - you need to turn it off or it will give you a failure.

5SI-GonePostal

 

I haven't had that issue.  

#8 Posted by Elann2008 (33028 posts) -
In my experience with AVG, it detects a lot of things as malicious. It's the sole reason why I stopped using it. :(
#9 Posted by _SKatEDiRt_ (2638 posts) -

avg has never blocked any viruses but scan picks them up... weird

#10 Posted by Stinger78 (5830 posts) -
I've updated drivers quite a few times with AVG installed and running. It also happens to be the free version, but that shouldn't make much difference.
#11 Posted by adamosmaki (9897 posts) -

AVG is very good at blocking legitimate programs.

Viruses... not so much.

Riadon2
true that. I used to use avg and was decent but the last 1-2 years avg went downhill. Detecting alot of things as malicious , updating problems etc. Switched to microsoft essentials never looked back
#12 Posted by Horgen (111443 posts) -
I did not get any trouble
#13 Posted by lhughey (4316 posts) -
I really recommend Avast for a free antivirus program.
#14 Posted by Riadon2 (1598 posts) -

I really recommend Avast for a free antivirus program. lhughey

The best free security program for those who know how to use a computer is Comodo Internet Security.