Updating avg 8 0 manually
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go to control panel, security center, click on windows firewall at the bottom and then click the middle tab which displays exception. if that doesn't work click on add program and then locate the program files and then avg and that will work.
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Afraid to switch back to "Update upon next computer restart" cuz it somehow was connected.you can alternatively download avg 8.0 and uninstall the current isntal.I also was having trouble for two weeks in mid-April where it kept saying "Update Failed." On that Win98SE machine I did not have a firewall.Like you guys said its the firewall and firefox even thou i had it check it like Faradd said it still slows my computer to a point that i could not open a single program or internet.It took me "4 hours" just to totally delete firefox and my firewall then my AVG started working then boom restart then my computer is super fast again.