How do I ignore a file in AVG?

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I have AVG 7.5.  Ever since I upgraded from IE5.5 to IE6, (in January)
I keep getting an error message that says Shell32.dll has changed.
From what I read on several websites, this change occurred when I
installed IE6.  Therefore it's not a problem.  How do I get AVG to
ignore this change in the future.  I'm really getting sick of seeing
that error message.  Even more annoying is a file I have on the
computer which was written by a friend of mine, which is a small hack
program used to decode specific data from a file in text format.  All
it does is search a .exe file for specific code, and results some
text.  It is not destructive in any way.  Yet, AVG insists it's a
trojan horse.  I've had to live with that error continually for
several years.  Why doesn't AVG have an "IGNORE" feature, where we can
ignore a things that we know are safe, but AVG insists are not.  AVG
is the only anti-virus program I have ever used that I do not hate,
but they really need to add this one feature.  If by chance it's in
the program, it's well hidden.  Does anyone know if here is such a
hidden option?

By the way, I am running Win98se.

Re: How do I ignore a file in AVG?

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You are using the FREE version which you never bothered to mention.
The free version doesn't have an exclude list.  That is why I gave up
on the free version of AVG and went to other free anti-virus software.
I wasn't about to lose access to my application because of a false
trigger in AVG that blocked access to the file and wait until someday
when Grisoft decided to correct their signature database.  You could,
as they suggested, disable AVG and then use your application and then
reenable AVG after exiting the application.  Of course, you are not
protected while running the application and you have to disabled and
reenable AVG.  Too much of a hassle when there are other free
anti-virus software available.


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While you of course have the right to make whatever choices you wish, I
do think that maintenance of a computer should be part of one's budget,
just as regular maintenance of the car is part of one's budget. I
personally am quite willing to pay for features I want, and not only
purchase software, but also donate to the makers of free software.

Besides, a lot of free software is just too awkward to use, since its
maker(s) are used to its interface and don't realise that what they are
used to is sometimes a rather, erm, rather strange way of working. OTOH,
a superior product is certainly worth learning the quirks.

HTH

--
wolf k.

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"Wolf K." wrote in message
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#1 - Freeware that performs the required tasks.
#2 - Freeware that performs the same tasks as #1 but has additional
features.
#3 - Paidware that performs the same tasks as #1.
#4 - Paidware that performs the same tasks as #2.
#5 - Paidware that performs the same tasks as #2 but with even more
additional features.

If you want to pay for features that you can get in freeware then you
go right ahead.  I use SpamPal but know plenty of users that feel
compelled to buy commercialware that is less capable.  Not everyone
needs #4 or #5 level products to have sufficient protection and
ease-of-use.  Not everyone is into bloatware.

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There is no guarantee that paidware will provide a more intuitive user
interface.  Comodo's v3 firewall is a prime example.  There are lots
of paidware that either have ridiculously moron UIs or are extremely
convoluted.


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4ax.com:

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As far as the "changed" message, go to "Test Center", under "Tests menu"
press F3 for system test, after running it will give you an option to
"accept" the change.
As for the file that AVG finds as a trojan , you are on your own, after
all it is a "free" program.

ICU


Re: How do I ignore a file in AVG?

On Feb 27, 2:58=A0pm, letter...@invalid.com wrote:

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Encrypt or otherwise obfuscate the program from the scanner.

It's a good trade-off if you hardly ever use that program, but
scan frequently.

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