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    Can't delete driver from device manager
    « on: June 18, 2008, 11:37:22 AM »
    After spending 7-8 hours reading, asking questions, and trying to contact avg tech support I am about to risk taking my computer to the idiots at bestbuy.

    If anyone can help with this...you are a god : ]

    I use windows xp sp2 and I will just inform you of what I have done to try to solve the problem so far.  I had the avg trial and then the avg miniport 2 driver corrupted.  I tried deleting it and it said it might be needed for system boot so it wouldnt let me delete it.  I also tried uninstalling/installing avg as well as pinging the ip addresss. 


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    Re: Can't delete driver from device manager
    « Reply #1 on: June 18, 2008, 08:34:24 PM »
    avg miniport 2 driver has most likely nothing to do with AVG antivirus.
    Where exactly is it listed in Device Manager, and, please post full name of that entry.
    You may see something like:
    "WLAN Miniport (IP) - AVG miniport driver"
    "realtek RTL8168/8111 PCI-E Gigabit Ethernet NIC-AVG miniport driver"



      Re: Can't delete driver from device manager
      « Reply #2 on: June 30, 2008, 07:48:43 PM »
      A miniport driver is a kernel-mode driver. Antivirus programs that provide active protection do it through the combined use of drivers, filters and services in addition to the GUI portions of the program that you see when you run it. You can try rebooting in safe mode with networking disabled and try deleting all of the AVG software. That way nothing is in use when you try to delete the program. Also right click on your network connection and click repair to reset and renew your IP address. Then you can try to reinstall AVG or find another program. Those all in one programs sometimes can get intertwined with system files, its a PITA.