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AVG scanning problems

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#1 jusducky


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Posted 27 February 2009 - 09:30 AM

I am not sure if I am posting this in the right place. If I am sorry in advance.

OK my problem is I run vista on my computer and AVG 8.0 free. When I run a scan I keep runnin into the same issue. It runs properly untill I get to file system then It states locked file not tested. Now I have opened it as normally and as well as run as administrater. And get the same problem each time. Now I also use norton and just got rid off a trojan off that one. But this problem starter only 3 days ago.

I don't know if this is relevent but when I go online I cannot have both avg and norton running. As soon as I run norton I cannot get on anywhere online.
Hope this is a real easy fix, I am ok on computers but not very ok.

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Posted 27 February 2009 - 11:15 AM

I do not recommend that you have more than one anti virus product installed and running on your computer at a time. The reason for this is that if both products have their automatic (Real-Time) protection switched on, then those products which do not encrypt the virus strings within them can cause other anti virus products to cause "false alarms". It can also lead to a clash as both products fight for access to files which are opened again this is the resident/automatic protection. In general terms, the two programs may conflict and cause:
1) False Alarms: When the anti virus software tells you that your PC has a virus when it actually doesn't.
2) System Performance Problems: Your system may lock up due to both products attempting to access the same file at the same time.

The newer versions of norton's have tested very well, I would remove AVG

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