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#1 TexasRock

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Posted 15 August 2004 - 06:32 PM

Where can I download AVG?

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#2 jgweed

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Posted 15 August 2004 - 08:27 PM

http://free.grisoft.com/freeweb.php/doc/2/

This will get you started.
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Posted 16 August 2004 - 11:26 AM

Thank you John!

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Posted 16 August 2004 - 07:32 PM

I have AVG.....I set it to auto update and auto scan every day. Pretty neat...I'll be on line and they just run in the background. :thumbsup:

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Posted 29 August 2004 - 10:41 AM

I'm finding AVG rather frustrating. It keeps telling me that there is a trojan on my machine and prompts me to run a full scan. When I do so it comes up absolutely clean saying that it's found nothing! Anyone else had this problem?

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Posted 29 August 2004 - 05:19 PM

I'm finding AVG rather frustrating. It keeps telling me that there is a trojan on my machine and prompts me to run a full scan. When I do so it comes up absolutely clean saying that it's found nothing! Anyone else had this problem?

I used to get a lot of "false" positives with AVG, also. I quit using it, and fell back on my Norton AV.
If you can't find a fix for your problem, there's another free alternative that is also recommended by many:

Avast Anti-virus

You might want to check it out.
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Posted 30 August 2004 - 11:03 AM

I've sorted the problem out by going to the FAQs on Grisoft's website. Just a matter of disabling and then enabling the system restore, it seems. But it took a long time to find the answer. Is this what is called a 'false positive' then?
Thanks again for all the input. I'm going to look into the Avast recommendation too. Anyone else use it and find it good?

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Posted 30 August 2004 - 01:21 PM

Hi!
It appears that you had a Trojan that was cleaned but everytime you start your computer, Windows creates a restore point. The trojan was included in a restore point before your Anti Virus program detected the trojan cleaned it, so AVG finds the reference to the Trojan in the System Restore Point (False positive) and suggests a complete scan.
If you did a system restore, I don't know if you would have re-installed the trojan, or it would have been an orphaned reference item with nothing to link it to.
Hope this helps. I have had no problems with AVG!! It works great! I also had the same situation but here at BC I got the answer.
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Posted 30 August 2004 - 02:20 PM

lulabelle and phil7,
Thank you for the information.
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Posted 07 September 2004 - 05:41 PM

I'm finding AVG rather frustrating. It keeps telling me that there is a trojan on my machine and prompts me to run a full scan. When I do so it comes up absolutely clean saying that it's found nothing! Anyone else had this problem?

I've had AVG pop up a virus warning while installing Trend Micro's online scan. I'm guessing it picked up the virus definitions rather than an actual virus. When a scan was run later, it found nothing.

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Posted 07 September 2004 - 06:20 PM

Tip for everyone I use it daily "JUST GOOGLE IT" LOL AVG I might try it I have never used it does it do good?

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Posted 07 September 2004 - 06:57 PM

I've used it since the first day I started my PC. Viruses have never been a problem for me. I've wondered about the competancy of a program developed in Yugoslavia (or somewhere similar) but I update it often and it works. I think KaperskyLabs is former Soviet Union and the work they do is also very good I believe. :thumbsup:

Maybe not free, however. Kapersky.com

Edited by phawgg, 07 September 2004 - 07:00 PM.

patiently patrolling, plenty of persisant pests n' problems ...

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Posted 07 September 2004 - 07:44 PM

I'm going to look into the Avast recommendation too. Anyone else use it and find it good?


I use Avast A/V. It is quite good, and has many features that you may not use now, but glad they are there. As one day, you may need them.
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