tempest in a teacup

the pointless musings of a strange recluse

I fucking hate AVG Antivirus

So I read this story on Slashdot this morning and reacted the same way any sane techie would: “My god, AVG is a pile of crap. I need to get it off my computer now!” So I did.

Only to have it, with its dying breath, somehow fuck up my Windows registry, preventing Windows from starting at all, except in Safe Mode.

I booted into Safe Mode and used System Restore to bring my computer back to the last point where I could guarantee that it was working. Unfortunately, System Restore also apparently rolls back installed programs. Meaning the copy of Diablo II and its expansion set that I had downloaded and installed from Blizzard’s online store are now gone.

Guess I won’t be playing any TF2 tonight while I download both games all over again :|

For some reason my game directory (with my save data apparently intact, otherwise I really would have lost it) still exists, backed up under another name, but the .exe files and Start Menu entries are nowhere to be found.

I guess AVG wanted to leave me something to remember it by. -_-

3 comments

3 Responses to “I fucking hate AVG Antivirus”

  1. NeoChaos says:

    I just installed AVG and it worked out fine for me. Unlucky break there?

    • sonictempest says:

      I suspect it didn’t interact too well with SpyBot’s registry monitor.

      In any case, it’s off my disk and I’m using NOD32 now, so hopefully I won’t have to deal with it again.

  2. KK says:

    And I was tempted to download that shit :X

    I’m glad I didn’t do that.

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