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AVG's apparent weaknesses

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#1 Legionofone


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Posted 04 January 2009 - 08:27 PM

to start please excuse my internet grammar

I just got done clearing the vundo virus off my computer and have become more and more angry with AVG... it seems that any decent virus now days just destroys AVG in seconds... it doesn't even seem to put up a fight... vundo killed AVG, shut down my windows security center and then blocked my web pages... the 2nd two things are normal but for a very common virus to be able to disable a anti virus without warning makes me think its a very weak anti virus...

does anyone know of a better free anti virus, or should i give up on actually having immunity from virus and just deal with them as they come alone...

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Posted 04 January 2009 - 09:43 PM

You could try avaast, it is a free download from filehippo.com. uninstall avg and install avaast it is far superior.
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Posted 04 January 2009 - 10:37 PM

It is actually not that uncommon any more. They are writing them meaner and tougher. In fact we now have speeches for trying to dodge the malware and get various tools to run. Are you sure it's gone?
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Posted 05 January 2009 - 12:25 AM

...... or should i give up on actually having immunity from virus

You'll never have immunity from a virus.
There's no Antivirus program that can deliver, that.
There are no 100% guarantee's.
As boopme said, "They are writing them meaner and tougher.", and faster, than the anti-malware vendors can keep up with them.
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#5 Legionofone

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Posted 05 January 2009 - 04:34 PM

i just found it ridiculous that AVG not only doesn't detect it, i would be fine with that, but that AVG doesn't have enough security in its own processes that a virus can corrupt the program... My guess is that Vundo does this to other anti-viruses and if i had actually paid for AVG i would be FURIOUS!!!! But since i didn't pay a dime for it i cant complain... i basically use AVG to keep windows happy about having a anti virus and i use tools like Mbam Spybot and so on to keep myself clean and protected...

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Posted 05 January 2009 - 06:26 PM

Hi Legionofone,
Don't worry about you grammer here to much, I use Avast free and it works great for me.
If your interested take a look here, http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/tutorials/how-to-use-avast-antivirus/ :thumbsup:

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Posted 05 January 2009 - 08:20 PM

while MBAM, Spybot, Superantispyware and other programs are good, they tend to cover just a certain type of threat. anti-virus software tends to drift into other sectors but it is built to remove viruses instead of just adware, or malware etc.

I have actually today installed Avira AntiVir and have found it to be very nice and easy to use. it has lots of options in the expert mode which is easily enabled by simply checking a box in the preferences section, the updates engine is good and it has more features than most other software.

I cant actually work Avast out, if anyone could write a quick guide or something then that would be great because it confuses me.
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Posted 06 January 2009 - 03:14 AM

don't feel bad. I have a virus that took over an updated Avast and then a cd install of a paid AV- Norton! Probley the most popular paid AV. Took over both of those program's autoupdate sections and used them as it's own little connection. Did the same thing with firefox and several other programs. Even with almost everything blocked by zone alarm something seems to be seeping in slowly somehow.

There is no 100% I don't think.

Except I used to use a little free program that esafe put out, I think it was just called esafe. It used what's called a "sandbox" or what it now calls a "ghost machine". It makes a copy of all your computer files and sets up a dummy computer within your computer for the trojans to attack all they want. Worked really well I thought. But now it's transformed into a corporate program called gateway and looking on google right now I see prices from $999 to $2160 for it. It guarantees 100%, but I kinda doubt it.

I think Avast is a good AV. Even if you could afford ES Gateway, it would be 10 times as hard to figure out as Avast. Google for a tutorial on Avast, I'm sure someone has posted one on the web somewhere. I really like Zone Alarm as a firewall too.

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