Tip of the Week November 5, 2012
Volume: 2 | Issue: 44

AVG 2013? But whhhhhhhhhhhhhhy - it's still only 2012!

Ok, so ... some of you have noticed that your editions of AVG have updated, and some of you have even encountered a wee bit of trouble with it blocking some BookManager components. Long story short, this is a quick little lesson on how to add exceptions in the new 2013 versions of AVG Anti-Virus. We [strongly] suggest you just go ahead and add the exceptions to avoid any issues/disruptions in the future. And yes, before you ask - you will need to do this on any station is running BookManager. Siiiiiigh.

1. Open your AVG AntiVirus program.

2. Select Advanced Settings from the Options menu -- you will then need to click on Exceptions from the left hand side.

3. Click Add Exception. Once you do that a new box will pop open: choose Folder from the section exception type drop down menu. A new little grey window will pop open and you will have to browse for the folder you want to exclude. We are looking for the BM folder - so, depending on what computer you are on, it may be on the local C:\ drive, or it will be on a network drive. Either way, you are looking to find the BM folder to exclude here. Once you have clicked on the BM folder, the dark grey AVG window will appear and you must ensure that both Resident Shield and Scan are checked off. If that is all good, hit OK.

4. You will now need to add exceptions for some of BookManager's .exe's. To do this, Follow the same steps as #3, but this time, select File instead of Folder from the select exception type drop down menu. Make sure that Resident Shield, Identity Protection, Scan and Anti-Rootkit are ALL checked off. Now you will need to browse to the BM folder again, and you need to add each BookManager's 'exe's.

Yes, unfortunately, you will have to do this one by one. There are about 7-9 .exe's, depending on what version of

BookManager you are running. You can sort for the BM folder by "type" so they are all grouped together. When all is said and done, you should have all of BookManager's .exe's added with all 4 different exceptions added to each.

And once you click OK, you are done! Taaaaa-Daaaaaaaa! There, that was easy right?