May 9, 2017 Update: It’s not possible to install AVG Free Antivirus 2017 without zen even though offline installer is available.
Even choosing ‘Custom installation’ and selecting ‘basic protection’ still installs AVG Zen on user’s computer along with AVG Antivirus Free 2016.
If you run Windows Updates after installing AVG, the Resident Shield Service will sometimes refuse to initialize.
We know it sounds odd that you have to be a computer administrator and also select the additional option, but that is part of it now.
The install should now complete, but be warned, Vista runs like total molassis, incredibly slow, so it takes a while for all the parts to complete.
And since Vista's clean-install setup program forces you to create a new user account with computer administrator privileges, everyone has to cross this hurdle in finding the built-in Administrator.
Users have complained that AVG causes their Windows computers to crash occasionally.
yes, if I then try to manually restart AVG as administrator, it runs fine.
So the question is, how to make avg start with admin rights.
You won't find the Administrator account in the User Accounts Control Panel.
But the MMC-based Computer Management section of the Administrative Tools Control Panel does give you access to the Administrator account.
AVG Free is an open source antivirus and anti-spyware software that guards the PC from threats that can harm the system.
The user can update this software; however, the update process may fail and it may show an error message such as, connection with update server failed.
This means that during normal installs and uninstalls you need to take an additional step so the programs can install properly.