Pat, I asked if a Norton or McAfee application had ever been installed
(e.g., a free-trial version that came preinstalled when you bought the
Has there ever been a time, even for a day or two, when no anti-virus
application was installed or your subscription had expired (e.g., before you
When did you install IE8? Was AVG running in the background when you
Is AVG's Linkscanner, Search-Shield, Active Surf-Shield, Security toolbar,
and/or any of the email scanning components installed?
Finally, are you absolutely certain that the only changes made to the
machine were installing Windows Updates?
IE8 can be uninstalled although I don't think doing so would correct the
problem...unless you just installed IE8 this week.
> Using Vista X64 SP2, all security and other updates are current.
> Have AVG Anti-Virus 8.5 running and it is current.
> No other virus applications are installed, nor is spyware as AVG has the
> features to take care of these.
> "PA Bear [MS MVP]" wrote:
>> Please state your full Windows version (e.g., WinXP SP3; Vista x64 SP2)
>> when posting to this newsgroup.
>> What anti-virus application or security suite is installed and is your
>> subscription current? What anti-spyware applications (other than
>> Defender)? What third-party firewall (if any)? Were any of these
>> applications running in the background when you installed IE8?
>> Has a(another) Norton or McAfee application ever been installed on this
>> machine (e.g., a free-trial version that came preinstalled when you
>> ~Robear Dyer (PA Bear)
>> MS MVP-IE, Mail, Security, Windows Client - since 2002
>> Pat wrote:
>>> All of a sudden IE 8 has been not working. It locks up, won't respond
>>> and I can't open any webpages.
>>> It was working just fine until recent automatic updates yesterday and
>>> day before. Since it apparently can't be uninstalled I don't know what
>>> to do.
>>> I'm using a laptop with Windows Vista 64 bit. When I tried to reinstall
>>> IE 8 I got a message that the installed version was newer.
>>> I have resorted to Firefox but don't care for it. Is there a way to
>>> determine what happened with IE 8 to cause it to quit working all of a