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Old Aug 2, 07, 11:21 am   #1
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How do I reset my computer to yesterday's settings?

I use AVG as virus protection. Today, an update downloaded, and now AVG won't launch. My computer is unprotected, and I am feeling very vulnerable.

Would you please remind me of computer 101: returning settings to a day when they worked. I use Windows XP. Where do I go in the control panel to return the computer to yesterday's settings, where AVG worked just fine?
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Old Aug 2, 07, 11:38 am   #2
 
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I'm not a computer wiz like some of us here..but System Restore solved a similar issue for me today. Try looking in Performance and Maintenance for System Restore settings.
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Old Aug 2, 07, 11:49 am   #3
 
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Assuming you've got restore enabled (many disable it), you can refer to the Microsoft KB article (found by searching "system restore wxp" in google): http://support.microsoft.com/kb/306084

Keep in mind, that the update may re-apply and put you right back where you are now. Personally, I'd try to fix the AVG problem first - uninstall then re-install. As to protection, make sure you have a firewall enabled and do not download or insert removable media into the system while unprotected.
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Old Aug 2, 07, 11:59 am   #4
 
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Take a look at Blink from Eeye.com
Its an amazing firewall/AV/anti-malware app that combined is lighter weight and frankly better than any of the other options I've tried. Its free for a year.
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Old Aug 2, 07, 1:06 pm   #5
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Keep in mind, that the update may re-apply and put you right back where you are now. Personally, I'd try to fix the AVG problem first - uninstall then re-install. As to protection, make sure you have a firewall enabled and do not download or insert removable media into the system while unprotected.
That was a great suggestion. I did exactly what you suggested, and AVG is now working again.

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Take a look at Blink from Eeye.com
Its an amazing firewall/AV/anti-malware app that combined is lighter weight and frankly better than any of the other options I've tried. Its free for a year.
Thank you, I will look at that. I moved to AVG from Norton, thanks to recommedations in this forum. It's great to be able to come to the FT IT department, and get such knowledgeable help.

WHEW! I hated having my computer unprotected from viruses, and am very glad it's now running properly.
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Old Aug 2, 07, 8:25 pm   #6
 
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It's great to be able to come to the FT IT department, and get such knowledgeable help.
You mean there are other places on the internet apart from FT?

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Old Aug 3, 07, 12:13 pm   #7
 
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I have AVG also but haven't run into problem after my daily update. Not yesterday, not today. Did you figure out what went wrong? Did it conflict with your other firewall/anti-...etc programs?

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You mean there are other places on the internet apart from FT?

According to the preference/Incent reports, some fellow FTers do regard FT as the one-stop-mega-internet-department store that will give our dosages of freebies, among all the other travel-related advice.
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