> "Lou Ravi" <j.murphy@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message
>> Mortimer wrote:
>>> Has anyone been able to download virus definition updates for the
>>> free version of AVG 8 in the past 12 hours - since 20:00 on 20
>>> November? When I try, either using the Update Manager within the
>>> software or
>>> downloading a .bin file from free.grisoft.com, I get "cannot
>>> connect" errors.
>>> At first I thought it was related to one particular PC which I'd
>>> cleaned with Registry Mechanic shortly before, but I've just found
>>> that another PC is affected as well.
>>> There's nothing on free.grisoft.com's home page to say that they are
>>> having a temporary problem with their server.
>> I can't get an update either so I presume it is a server problem
> I managed to get an update on another PC but not on the original one.
> On the original PC I eventually managed to download the .bin file
> containing the latest updates (when the server would serve it).
> However when I did a Tools
>> Update from folder to import it, I was told "no newer updates
> even though the installed definitions were still dated some time in
> So... I decided to roll the PC back to the saved System Restore that
> I'd done just before I ran Registry Mechanic in case that had cocked
> something up.
> Add that's where the fun started. After going through the restore
> cycle, the PC will no longer boot, either in normal or safe mode - it
> reboots even before it gets to the Windows logo screen :-(
> I'm currently reinstalling the PC from CD. Then starts the fun of
> upgrading to SP2 (or maybe even SP3 if I'm feeling brave) and
> reinstalling all the apps.
> I knew I was right to regard regsitry cleaner programs with a certain
> amount of scepticism and distrust!
Yes but normally they do a backup so you can go back to before. Having
to reinstall Windows is a real pain in the butt.
I still can't get the update at this time, though I expect i could if I
dwnlaided the *.bin as you did, but it seems to imply that the server is
still down. Proably a virus chez AVG ;-)