AVG Free BSOD on XP

Discussion in 'Windows XP Help and Support' started by EdT, Oct 6, 2018.

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    EdT

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    Just a little heads up that if you are using AVG Free 2018 antivirus with XP, it can crash and cause a BSOD on certain websites you visit. Took me a few days to find out what the culprit was because the first thing anyone would consider would be a hardware issue.
     
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    I personally do not use any antivirus software anymore, but if someone finds it safer to use an antivirus then for XP I recommend the oldest compatible version of Avast that is still receiving regular virus definition updates. Avast 5.x and newer continue to get updates, so if you really need an antivirus on XP but don't want your system to slow to a crawl then you can get Avast 5.x from here:

    http://sdfox7.com/avast/5.x/ (look for " setup_av_free.exe")

    Stephen always keeps virus definition .exe files backed up on his server, but because he is busy with his academics he may not have time to regularly update them, so just to be on the safe side I recommend downloading the latest vpsupd.exe file from the Avast site:

    https://www.avast.com/en-us/download-update (look for "Avast VPS update for versions 5 to 8")

    I hope this info will help someone!
     
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