AVG Free AntiVirus -some problems lately- anyone else?

Do you have a question? Post it now! No Registration Necessary.  Now with pictures!

Threaded View
Lately I've experienced some problems with AVG Free Antivirus(latest
version 7.5xxx).
First about a week ago each automatic daily dat update required a reboot
( I've since figured that one out two seting had been changed, this
change wasn't done by my had I know),
Second problem was a number of old files started to get labled as virus,
trojan and what have you, These files were various programs that had
resided in a folder that had been scanned numerous times before with no
problems ...some files were two to three years old.
Most were deleted or sent to the vault by AVG.
I have suspected that AVG was giving false positives but wasn't sure.
Today during the scan AdbeRdr70_DLM_enu_full.exe gave a warning it
contained Trojon horse SHEUR CKV.
This was a direct download from Adobe so I don't think it is a problem.
Anyone else experienced this with AVG free in the last little while.
Yeah I know go ask over on AVG Free forum, thought I'd ask here first and
maybe experience less of a hassle about where I posted my query.(G)
TIA

ICU


Re: AVG Free AntiVirus -some problems lately- anyone else?


Quoted text here. Click to load it

Yup,  I have the game Sacred on the PC and AVG has picked it up, quote:
Sacred.exe is a trojan virus.
AVG then deleted the file and the game needs to be reinstalled.


Clark




Re: AVG Free AntiVirus -some problems lately- anyone else?

Did you report it to Grisoft?
They can't fix it if they don't know about it.
Quoted text here. Click to load it



Re: AVG Free AntiVirus -some problems lately- anyone else?

Potblak wrote:
Quoted text here. Click to load it
Can't say that I did

Clark




Quoted text here. Click to load it



Re: AVG Free AntiVirus -some problems lately- anyone else?

When was the last time you reported a problem to Grisoft concerning their
"FREE" virusScan program and got an answer or solution in a quick timely
fashion, Usually you are referred to the "FREE" forum which in it's self
is another story?

ICU


Quoted text here. Click to load it



Re: AVG Free AntiVirus -some problems lately- anyone else?

says...
Quoted text here. Click to load it
Does the free version not allow you to alter the test settings?,not to
"automatically heal"?and allow you a choice of what to do with the
suspect file?.Any av that automatically heals/deletes a file may cause
problems and that setting should be avoided.A deleted file can usually be
restored from the vault.
me

Re: AVG Free AntiVirus -some problems lately- anyone else?

I had some problems with AVG and am now trying Avast free AV.  About a week
and so far it works perfectly and I have had no problems.

Jerry
Quoted text here. Click to load it



Re: AVG Free AntiVirus -some problems lately- anyone else?

Jerry Pinsky:

Quoted text here. Click to load it

I've been using Avast since May with no complaints. Been thinking of
trying Avira.

--
Mac Cool

Re: AVG Free AntiVirus -some problems lately- anyone else?


Quoted text here. Click to load it
I experienced your first problem too.  I reset the update manager and all
is well now......no clue what made it change.  On my wife's laptop, she
experienced no changes...strange.

Site Timeline