I have had AVG for many years and now use AVG 2013 Free version 2013.0.3349.
On previous AVG Rootkit scans there have never been any infections detected. On a Rootkit scan 9 July 13, there were 80 detections listed. I cannot believe this is true. It looks a most dangerous and deceptive output.
Separate scans with MBAM, Emsisoft AM, Rootkit Revealer and Kaspersky TDSSKiller showed up nothing - a clean sheet. This situation wrecks my confidence in AVG and I really would like to know what this incredible result means.
As I am a very experienced user, I dismissed the result simply because 80 infections made no sense in view of the other checks being negative. If it had been a just a few, I may have taken some action and been in big trouble, glad I never. Inexperienced users would have had the lot deleted and probably wrecked their computer completely.
I have posted this matter on the AVG Forum, but nobody has cared to answer it yet. I hope that BC may give me a clue. The AVG Forum segregates the "Free" version enthusiasts into a separate section, giving the impression of being channeled into a poor man`s residual charity dumping ground.. I can see no means on their Freebie to submit suspicious output data to them for examination. How tremendously helpful.
Can anybody please explain this extraordinary fascination of AVG`s for listing Rootkit infections that are not there ? A screenshot of the first few "infections" is shown below :- There are 80 of these !
Edited by yabbadoo, 10 July 2013 - 08:27 AM.