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    • #1915473 Reply

      anonymous

      Going to try and jump start this topic again.

      Today is August 21 2019 with AVG version 19.7.3101 just installed.

      I would like to mention one can install AVG without all the additional components. When I installed a newer version of AVG 2 years ago I elected to do a custom install. I unchecked EVERY component recommended and want the bare bones antivirus only. It worked. It only installed the real time antivirus and none of the additional long list of components.

      I suggest others using or installing AVG consider the same.

      Also do not forget to go to the privacy section and uncheck the submission of data.

      Today 19.7.3101 got installed. I immediately noticed upon every reboot, Ping and Tracert want to go out. With the prior 19.6 this did not happen, so it is new to 19.7.

      I have a 3rd party firewall and have aswidsagant, avbugreport, overseer and avemupdate blocked after the install has finished. Everything works fine and the updater for the definitions must ask permission to go out. Unless I am checking for updates manually, those requests are blocked. I have done this for years.

      I hope this helps AVG users out there looking for more privacy or a smaller install.

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    • #1916866 Reply

      PKCano
      Da Boss

      AVG and Avast used to be top-rated free AV until they got so bloated.
      Perhaps not installing the bloat is the answer.

    • #1916890 Reply

      Microfix
      Da Boss

      Thanks for the heads up, I’m sure users will benefit from sharing your findings.
      It’s good practice to custom install ANY program or utility where by paying attention can avoid being caught out by bloat/additional PUP’s and suchlike.
      Also good practice to check for background connections and update firewall rulesets post installation. Nice one!

      ********** Win7 x64/x86 | Win8.1 x64 | Linux Hybrids x64 **********

    • #1930591 Reply

      Charlie
      AskWoody Plus

      I’ve been using AVG Free since around 2007 and have been able to modify it to my liking. I put definition updates on automatic, but program updates I do manually when it notifies me. There were some bumps in the road years ago, but nothing serious and have no complaints with the current program.  The Free version doesn’t have a lot of the bloat that you get with the paid version.

      Win 7 Home Premium, x64, Intel i3-2120 3.3GHz, Groups B & L

    • #1951413 Reply

      anonymous

      I mentioned above, “I have a 3rd party firewall and have aswidsagent, avbugreport, overseer and avemupdate blocked after the install has finished. Everything works fine and the updater for the definitions must ask permission to go out. Unless I am checking for updates manually, those requests are blocked. I have done this for years.”

      My firewall logs are under control and not showing too many attempts of AVG to go outbound except for AVGSvc.exe. There are dozes of these all day.

      Does anyone know AVG quite well to say if AVGSvc.exe is the only culprit and can be renamed or deleted? I cannot find any information about that going outbound and AVG forum refuses to acknowledge it. I do not want to break my antivirus just to stop outbound attempts and logging, but if anyone knows a sure fire way to stop those AVGSvc outbound UDP attempts that would be nice.

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