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My AVG 2015 has started giving issues as of 8/23/15 as whenever I ran the Update now button it would come back stating: Update failed, Update has detected running installation. From what I have noticed that the windows installer in my current OS (Windows 10 Pro) is currently greyed out and is currently set to manual.
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.
My thanks to Alan May 6 2012 for fixing my AVG update problem.
I had figured out that Zonealarm was the culprit but couldnt see any instances in the program control section of AVG installer being blocked.
Thanks again Alan for saving me a lot of time and trouble.
I have been using this program for years now and havent seen anything bad about it, except dat sometimes updates dont want to download, but its easy to use it than other anti-viruses which are way more complicated to use and to find updates, I recommend AVG to every person with a PC @ home or schools too.
Secondly, one can choose the required connection settings in the AVG Free Watchdog that allows interaction between the service and the desktop.
If none of these work, then the issue may be due to a file that has to be deleted following which, the update must be restarted.
This problem occurred nearly 2 weeks ago for me, which does seem to rather coincide with Zonealarms launch of their Free Antivirus and Firewall - coincidence I think not.
I wonder how many AVG users have been tempted to abandon AVG for this very reason and give Zonealarms new package a try.