A customer lost all network connectivity after an automatic Windows 10 update to the 20H2 version. The following symptoms were observed:
- Event viewer log reported AVG anti-virus was uninstalled due to compatibility problems during the update
- Loss of connectivity on both wireless and ethernet adapters – unable to get a valid IP address, getting a 169.254.x.x address
- After assigning a manual IP address, trying to ping any address results in “General failure” message
- Event viewer system log also shows errors:
netbt event id 4307 – initialization failed transport refused
Resetting Network & Windows Firewall settings made no difference.
Turning off the Windows Firewall prompted for AVG to be re-enabled, hinting that AVG had not been completely purged from the system.
Using the AVG Clear uninstall program from AVG’s website to complete the uninstall process fixed the network problem!