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    "Registration Failed??"

    March 27, 2009  |   By Curt31

    Pros

    Fast, Low On System Resources

    Cons

    Keep Getting Registration Failure And System Locks Up

    Summary

    Really like the new and improved version of AVG, I especially like the fact you don't have to reboot the machine after every update. I also like that it doesn't tie up system resources and this version has built in Anti Spyware. After my initial installation the software found and quarantined three viruses that I'm thinking the previous version missed. If it wasen't for the fact I keep getting that Registration Failed notification I would of given it 5 tars I wrote AVG on their free forum and was told it's not necessary to register the free version and I've reinstalled it three times and still get this message from time to time, seems like I've isolated it the problem to after I close the lid and the computer goes into the sleep mode, seems like this triggers it as long and I don't close the lid it appears to work fine and I've learned that when this happens no need to reinstall the software just have to reboot the machine.

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