AVG virus definition update cripples Windows PC’s

Posted November 11th, 2008 at 12:12 PM by RHochstenbach

A recent update in the virus definitions of AVG causes a critical file, user32.dll, to be detected as a virus. As a result, the affected computers running Windows XP keep rebooting right before the log-on screen appears.

AVG recommends affected users to boot into Safe Mode, restore the user32.dll file from the Windows CD, or from a website and temporarily remove AVG until an update addresses the issue.

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