What is error "The AVG8 Network Redirector service failed to start due to the following error: "

Posted on 2008-11-10
Last Modified: 2013-12-05
An error keeps recurring in the System event log:

The AVG8 Network Redirector service failed to start due to the following error:
The system cannot find the file specified.  

Event ID 7000 - Service Control Manager

When I Google this all I find are virus related issues, particularly the Antivirus 2008 issue, and an endless stream of Hijaak this logs. AVG is no help. Any ideas? Thanks much.
Question by:BScott52
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    the error means that the service failed to start because one required component (either the service itself or a component is missing)

    If I were you I would first ensure the infection is gone , Hijack this logs ,MAlwarebytes antimalware scanner , Follow up with Combofix scans & logs if needed , Then once you are  positive the cause of the issue is resolved , you can reinstall AVG fixing the corrupt / missing component.

    hope this helps


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