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Virus In My Anti-virus


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#1 z_silversurfer_z

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Posted 04 December 2005 - 02:31 PM

I have two anti-virus programs, Avast and Panda Titanium. Anyway Avast picked up a virus in Panda but it won't let me do anything with it. Access Denied etc. Any advice?

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Posted 04 December 2005 - 02:52 PM

z_silversurfer_z: You should always stick with one Antivirus and Firewall application. There is not a problem with running multiple spyware detection/removal programs. With your antivirus program, conflicts will arise when a virus is detected and the competing antivirus programs try to deal with the virus. You are seeing this now with your protection. I recommend that you remove one of the antivirus programs from your computer. Or, at least disable the real-time protection of one of the programs.(disable it from running at start-up).

I always complement my current antivirus protection with periodic scans with an online scanner such as TrendMicro's HouseCall.

Hope that helps.

Edited by Joshuacat, 04 December 2005 - 02:53 PM.

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Posted 04 December 2005 - 03:37 PM

What would you recomend I do? My subsription for Panda has just run out and since it did not pick up the virus should I remove it from my system? Would Avast, being a free anti-virus, be good enough?

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Posted 04 December 2005 - 03:54 PM

What would you recomend I do? My subsription for Panda has just run out and since it did not pick up the virus should I remove it from my system? Would Avast, being a free anti-virus, be good enough?


As long as you choose and keep one of them. The choice you make is up to you.
Avast is a choice of many. And is a fine program. Plus it is free.
On the other hand some prefer to have paid for programs.
It all boils down to a personal choice.
Free antivirus' are just as good as thier paid for counterparts. IMO

AVG Free Edition is yet another great free antivirus.

Maybe do a bit of research first. And compare each of them against the other. :thumbsup:
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Posted 04 December 2005 - 04:00 PM

AVG, Avast and a couple of other (free) antivirus programs are listed here:

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic3616.html
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Posted 04 December 2005 - 08:17 PM

Scarlett I thought I would lend a hand with the list..:thumbsup:

Antivirus (Run only one.)
AVG Free Edition Antivirus (I personally use)
Avast Home Edition Antivirus Freeware
AntiVir Personal Edition Classic Freeware
BitDefender 8 Free Edition AntiVirus Freeware

Antispyware
Microsoft AntiSpyware Beta (2000,and XP only)
Spybot
AdAware SE Personal Edition
Ewido Security Suite - 14 day trial(2000, and XP only)
A Squared Free

Online scans
Trendmicro's Housecall
Panda's ActiveScan
F-secure's Virus Scan
SyGate's Trojan scan

Utility
cCleaner
Everest home (hardware and software information)
Fresh Diagnose (Diagnostic and system resource)
Memtest86 "A Stand-alone Memory Diagnostic"
MicroSoft's Memory Test
Digtal Dolly (Hard drive utility)
www.bootdisk.com
BIOS beep & POST codes
Firewall Security Test

Firewalls
Zone Alarm
OutPost Firewall Free
Jetico Personal Free
"2007 & 2008 Windows Shell/User Award"

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Posted 05 December 2005 - 03:25 AM

It may not even be a virus, the last time I downloaded the Panda setup file my AV detect a "virus" in the setup program. It was actually picking up part of the virus definition within Panda dataset and reporting it as a virus.

If you haven't been infected the virus you mention I suspect this is what is happening to you. A recent update to Avast may have caused this to start happening.




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