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Geffers
March 14th, 2010, 06:04 PM
PROBLEM RESOLVED, no reply needed.

I today installed AVG using the gdebi installation utility.

Unfortunately this has had a bad effect on my system making it unusable. As the desktop appears everything grinds to a halt with mouseclicks taking ages to react.

I cannot even get in to a command line at the moment.

I have another Ubuntu installed on a different partition on the same hard drive.

Can I uninstall or remove programs from the alternative system using any method.

I can mount the other system so all files can be available but I'm not sure how to or what to remove.

Geffers

Geffers
March 14th, 2010, 07:17 PM
Problem resolved :p

I downloaded the package on my spare system, using gdebi chacked what files are installed.

I then mounted my problem partition, renamed all the AVG files and now all works fine.

Geffers

octobermagic
March 14th, 2010, 11:05 PM
Uhh out of curiosity why would you install avg on a linux OS? Isn't AVG a windows anti virus program? I thought linux was immune to viruses?

coffeecat
March 14th, 2010, 11:22 PM
Uhh out of curiosity why would you install avg on a linux OS?

Many mail servers run on Linux. You'd be surprised by the big names that do. (http://toolbar.netcraft.com/site_report?url=http%3A%2F%2Fuk.yahoo.com%2F) :wink: They need to scan the mail for Windows viruses.


Isn't AVG a windows anti virus program?

Not (http://free.avg.com/gb-en/download?prd=afl)...... necessarily (http://www.avg.com/ca-en/product-avg-server-edition-for-linux).

Geffers
March 16th, 2010, 08:53 PM
Uhh out of curiosity why would you install avg on a linux OS? Isn't AVG a windows anti virus program? I thought linux was immune to viruses?

Only because I recently read that some banks will not recompense any online fraud unless the computer is protected by an up to date virus checker.

Otherwise at the moment I wouldn't bother.

Geffers