AVG installs QtaxMax!!????

  eric_cantona 19:23 22 Jun 03

Hi there

Bit of a puzzling one here, basically i have tried to install AVG anti-virus freeware on my PC, firstly from a coverdisk from PC Advisor and secondly directly from grisoft's site.

Either way the same problem happens (on mine and my girlfriend's PC), installation starts fine - but all of a sudden QtraxMax starts being installed on my PC!!! Spooky or what?

Anybody have a clue why this is happening? As a result i cannot use AVG!


  BBez 19:29 22 Jun 03

try installing AVG in safe mode...

  BBez 19:31 22 Jun 03

also try an online AV scan/Trojan scan to check for exissting virii u may have picked up with QTax Max...

  Valvegrid 19:31 22 Jun 03

If the pair of you have been using this site click here you could some spyware and other nasties, suggest downloading this program and checking.
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  Forum Editor 19:42 22 Jun 03

As you are no doubt aware, QtraxMax is a file sharing program. I have no idea how the installation starts to run, but it's certainly nothing to do with our coverdisk, or the AVG site.

  eric_cantona 20:01 22 Jun 03

I did think that it was very strange - I have somehow managed to solve the issue on my g/f's PC, and i shall attempt it on mine tomorrow - as to why this was happening, i haven't the foggiest!! I tried a google search and found one or two pages with similar probs, but no solutions!

I shant close this thread quite yet cos i am still to re-try it on my pc, thanks for the suggestions, any more are more than welcome!

  Valvegrid 20:04 22 Jun 03

How did you solve it, we would be interested to know?


  eric_cantona 20:07 22 Jun 03

the simple is answer is i don't know!

I tried to install it in safe mode, but forgot couldn't access the d:/ in safe mode, so re-started and copied the setup programme off the disk into my documents, I tried to install it again and it worked.

Now why this was the case, I don't know - i shall try the same on my PC tomorrow, fingers crossed it'll work

  Valvegrid 20:09 22 Jun 03

OK, I understand, but I would certainly check the computer for spyware and nasties if you've been using P2P programs.

Good luck


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