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Discussion in 'Security and Anti-Virus Software' started by Crimsonman, Dec 7, 2007.

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  1. coolguy

    coolguy Notebook Prophet

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    Here you go, Download any of the files in the link below

    http://www.eicar.org/anti_virus_test_file.htm

    Virus found. Don't panic. This is just a test file.
     
  2. vaio2k7

    vaio2k7 Notebook Evangelist

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    AVG Antivirus found a virus once for me, when I was watching a live stream. Immediately upon clicking the channel, AVG popped up showing the threat.

    AVG Antispyware periodically identifies tracking cookies, usually medium threat...just option to delete upon completion of the scan.
     
  3. Padmé

    Padmé NBR Super Pink Princess

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    AVG has found a couple trojans for me and took care of them.
     
  4. Gintoki

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    I uninstall-ed AVG quite a while ago because it's never done anything for me.
     
  5. eyecon82

    eyecon82 Notebook Deity

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    I have also had avg detect a few trojans from the past few years I have been using it
     
  6. scythie

    scythie I died for your sins.

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    Shouldn't you be thankful you actually don't have a virus? ;)

    Anyway, my AVG cleaned up a friend's USB flash drive. All 139 infections :eek:

    Is AVG better than Avast? Because I use AVG on my older desktop and Avast on my laptop...
     
  7. pixelot

    pixelot Notebook Acolyte

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    AVG found a virus in a file a friend gave me. But he did warn be that the file might be infected - he had found a virus in a copy of the file. I scanned it with ClamWinPortable, a portable virus program, and it didn't detect anything, but AVG did.
     
  8. John B

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    If it detects the file then the real-time(or on-demand) protection is OK and you don't have to worry.
     
  9. scythie

    scythie I died for your sins.

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    Oh yeah, forgot about the ClamWin part. I actually scanned my friend's USB drive using ClamWin, but it was AVG that was detecting [a window that pops out whenever ClamWin goes through an infected file] and healing the files. So basically ClamWin did the scan while AVG did the healing part lol.

    I tried scanning the flash drive with AVG [right click then Scan with AVG Free] and it detects the viruses, but there's no option to heal them all. I only got to heal them when it was ClamWin doing the scan. And it was painful. Healing files one at a time as ClamWin was scanning through the flash drive. Really weird.
     
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