AVG 8 Update Problem

AVG 8 – Invalid Update Control CTF File

Are you facing same error?

Don’t worry!!! Most of the AVG 8 users face this like you.

This error occurs when you AVG 8, Update Control files (.ctf) files get corrupted due to any reason.

Here is an simple hack to get rid of annoying AVG update error.


For Windows XP Users

Go to the

C:Documents and SettingsAll UsersApplication DataAvg8updatedownload

and remove all files with extension .ctf (there should be only 2 or 3 .ctf files)

Try updating your AVG 8 now. It should work without any error.

For Windows Vista Users

You can find corrupted .ctf files at
C:ProgramDataavg8updatedownload

remove all files with extension .ctf

and update your AVG 8 without any problem.

Take Care

You should not remove other files (.bin files). Or else, you will have to download all the updates released till date since you have installed AVG.

Automated Shortcut

If you don’t want to take risk by removing this files manually.

Here is an secure option for you.

Download this file (different files provided for Windows XP & Windows Vista) & Run it whenever you face “Invalid Update Control CTF File” error in AVG 8.

AVGCTF Clean_WinXPAVGCTF Clean_WinVista

image Windows Vista Users, Please right click on downloaded .cmd file &  Run as administrator.