avg and windows 2000 sp4

By dariquew ·
i have a small network in which most machines run windows 2000 SP4.
none of them have the rollup pack. in terms of os these machines are
octuplets. i succesfully installed free avg 8.0 on a few of them and
everything went well. however, when i ran the .exe on others i was
informed that the os was incompatible. which has me baffled. i double
checked the spec by running and printing out belarc profiles and it
confirmed that my machines are identical. anyone have any clue on how i
can fix this? should i download a different antivirus?(it has to be free
because this is a non-profit with a tiny budget).

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Give Avast a try...

by boxfiddler Moderator In reply to avg and windows 2000 sp4

I run it successfully on Win2K.

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I second Boxie on Avast

by Dumphrey In reply to avg and windows 2000 sp4

and while I love AVG, 8.0 has had a lot of issues, and honestly they have lost a good deal of my trust (if it can't install correctly, how can it find viruses?)
Avast was the first free AV for the XP 64 platform, a good 4 years ago.

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I third the two above...

by OldER Mycroft In reply to avg and windows 2000 sp4

Having finally got p!ssed off with AVG and it's annoying new habits.

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For what it's worth...

by CaptBilly1Eye In reply to avg and windows 2000 sp4

I concur with the others.
I have found Avast to be a much better choice than the latest incarnation of AVG.

AVG 8 slowed down several systems I installed it on. Particularly on my personal desktop where it caused CPU cycles to run at 100% for extended periods.

Avast also found a few valid threats that were on the system that AVG had missed for several years.

Additionally, being a non-profit, if they use Blackbaud products, you'll find Avast plays better with their updates and installs.

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