AVG Remote Installation (AVG Agent)

This describes the ports that should be given exceptions for the purpose of a domain or central rollout.

  • Ping (ICMP type 0 – Incomming echo requst)
  • File and printer sharing (i.e. TCP ports 139, 445 and UDP ports 137, 138)
  • Remote Procedure Call (TCP and UDP port 135)
  • Communication on TCP port 6150 for communication with the AVG Agent service

AVG Excludes on MS Exchange Server

1013:  AVG Excludes on MS Exchange Server

It is recommended to exclude the following folders from AVG scanning (on the sever where AVG for MS Exchange is installed) :

M:\ (for MS Exchange 2000 only)
C:\Program Files\Exchsrvr\Mailroot
C:\Program Files\Exchsrvr\CONNDATA
C:\Program Files\Exchsrvr\MDBDATA
C:\Program Files\Exchsrvr\MTADATA
C:\Program Files\Exchsrvr\SCHEMA
C:\Program Files\Microsoft\Exchange Server\Mailbox (MS Exchange 2007)

Please exclude these folders in AVG Resident Shield settings (AVG -> AVG Resident Shield component -> Manage exceptions button) and also in the configuration of the scheduled AVG test which you run on that server (AVG -> Tools menu -> Advanced settings option -> Schedules -> Scheduled scan -> What to scan tab -> choose “Scan specific files and folders” and exclude folders mentioned above).

Please bear in mind that it is needed to exclude these folders for a specific scan if you would like to launch the scan manually (AVG-> Computer scanner -> Scan specific files and folders -> Change scan settings).

For more information please see the following Microsoft webpage: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/245822/en-us

Installing Kaspersky after AVG

Free AVG is great (if you’re not a business) but sometimes anti-virus alone may not be enough protection, or if you’re installing it to clean and infected PC, just isn’t enough to get the job done.

Kaspersky’s free 14 day trial was fantastic, but when installing after AVG has been on the system you may have Kaspersky complain AVG is still installed!

Here’s a work around:

  1. Start > Run,  type ‘regedit’ and hit enter.
  2. Navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE
  3. Right click the key called ‘AVG’ and delete

Now click ‘Back’ during the Kaspersky installation and then ‘Next’ to get past where you got stuck!