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Dave EdwardsDave Edwards 
Running Windows 10 AVG Free edition
Update does not complete and gives a message "Update has detected running installation.  Complete that installation before starting update"
I cant find any other installation running
I cant uninstall because it comes up with the same error message.
Any suggestions please?
Best Answer chosen by Zbynek (AVG Technologies) 
Luis FierroLuis Fierro
Had same problem.  Followed advise on another chat to stop "Windows Installer" in Task Manager and then run the AVG update.  Worked fine.  Seems to be a bug in Windows 10.
Richard HessRichard Hess 
My AVG 2015 has started giving issues as of 8/23/15 as whenever I ran the Update now button it would come back stating: Update failed, Update has detected running installation. Complete that installation before starting update.  From what I have noticed that the windows installer in my current OS (Windows 10 Pro) is currently greyed out and is currently set to manual.  This may be an issue in the registry itself but I have yet to figure that part out.  Any help on this manner would be appreciated as it is affecting installing/uninstalling other programs as well.
Best Answer chosen by Zbynek (AVG Technologies) 
Pablo SotoPablo Soto
I just had to go to the Task Manager  ->  Process tab and delete the "Windows Installer" manually, after that the AVG updated normally, I didn't need to re-install.
John CartwrightJohn Cartwright 
Hi there like many i have upgraded to Windows 10 , but i have a problem trying to use Mail with my Yahoo account , all info is correct , But i get error 0x80072726 every time i try to look or sync with the new Mail, Can anyone help me out please. I'm a novice so need step by step tutorial to fix, Thank You.
John W Cartwright
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Maxime Le DongeMaxime Le Donge
Same here. Temporarily disabling AVG kind of does the trick, it load the mails, but all attached files downloads show as failed, and won't go through. I did upgrade to 2015 just in case, to no avail.
We can't "just" disable temporarily several times a day, we're going to need a proper fix guys. As in, an update. Thanks in advance. :)
Frank AdomshickFrank Adomshick 
Hello,  I have one computer that is no longer able to connect to the internet.   I want to try and use AVG 2014 Free version on it.  Can I copy the install file from my other computer on to a thumb drive/memory stick or even a cd to use for installation on my computer that does not connect to the internet?

Best Answer chosen by Petr (AVG Technologies) 
Alan BinchAlan Binch
Frank, You actually need to copy & install either the 32 or 64bit file from this link ( Also if you're not sure about 32 or 64 bit on the non-internet computer system have a look @ this link ( You can then copy & install manually update files to keep your AVG updated.
Peter JacksonPeter Jackson 

For some weeks now I have been frustrated by the regular appearance of the AVG Adware Generic_r.AIG warning. This problem still persists.

This morning when I visited the AVG Security interface I was told:

You are not fully protected.

Web - partially protected.

Online Shield not protected.

Email partially protected.

Email scanner not fully functional.

Firewall not installed.

Identity not installed.


The Fix Now button did nothing to rectify the situation.

A check of the reports reveals that an update was successful at 8:34 am this morning. (Monday)

 I have been unable to connect to AVG technical support for weeks.

 Please assist.

Best Answer chosen by Peter Jackson
ShriThillakShriThillak (AVG Technologies) 
Hello Peter, I profusely apologize for the inconvenience caused to you. Please do not worry. We would certainly resolve that for you. I have sent you an email that would contain the link to connect to our remote experts who takes care of the virus issues. Please check in your spam or junk folder if you did not receive in your inbox. Thank you.
Robert WilsonRobert Wilson 
I recently renewed my Internet security Suite. On the first and subsequent updates, even though the update is shown as successful, I keep getting the following message in red letters "You are not fully protected !  UpdateManager: general error"
I'd appreciate any ideas on how I can correct this issue.


Best Answer chosen by Jan (AVG Technologies) 
Kenza CohenKenza Cohen
A very Good Evening to you Robert!
I have done some digging and this error is normally caused by either .net framework or Windows Installer Problems so lets cover all of the bases so we can get you back to normal.

Fixing Windows Installer
Note that this method requires using the registry editor in Windows. Modifying the registry can cause problems to Windows. I Recommend you Backup the registry before making any changes.
  1. Click Start > Run and then type regedit.exe. Hit the OK button to open the registry editor.
  2. In registry editor, navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SoftwareMicrosoft\SQMClient\Windows\DisabledSessions
  3. In the right pane, delete all registry string data except the default string. The image below displays what you should see after deleting the registry strings for the DisabledSessions key. Note: Do not delete anything at the left pane and do not delete the DisabledSessions key.
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Fixing .Net Framework

Some software programs use Microsoft .NET Framework and if there are corrupted files, you need to repair the .NET Framework: I Know it is a bit long winded but that should sort out your problems, if you get stuck or need a bit of extra help feel free to reply.

Good Luck and let me know how you get on!


Best Answer chosen by Petr (AVG Technologies) 
Alan BinchAlan Binch
Jayne, Cannot update.. Have a look @ this article ( Cannot remove AVG 2014 Free.. Have a look @ this link ( If you're not sure about 32 or 64 bit on your system have a look @ this link (
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James HustonJames Huston 
I have received an email with an attachment. When I try to open the attachment I get a message "Your security settings do not allow this file to be downloaded."
The sender is known to me.
What do I need to do?
Best Answer chosen by James Huston
James HustonJames Huston
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Gunyazile HlazoGunyazile Hlazo 
My story is smilar to the one of Miguel. My tab is locked, I have reset the password on the different device but still I can't log in on my tab. On the answer from AVG is not clear to me. My wi-fi its on and still I can't unlock password. 
Best Answer chosen by Petr (AVG Technologies) 
Gunyazile HlazoGunyazile Hlazo
For those who have the same problem I had. This is simple, just log on your AVG account on different device, as long as you remember your email address. It will show you lock option on the tools bar, press lock, you'll get option to choose lock pin/password then enter and confirm. Then now you'll will have unlock option on the tools bar, enter the same password, your device will be unlock...walala wasala...easy as that. I don't know why some answers complicate this. 
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