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Re: So Far, So Good With AVG 2011

On Mon, 8 Nov 2010 10:06:19 -0000, "Dragon"

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Why would AVG even think of putting that "capability" in  their
program?  What don't they understand about scanning a single file?  

Re: So Far, So Good With AVG 2011


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I think I know what you are saying here (false positives on known good
files), but as this is a virus group, it bears mentioning that actual
file infecting viruses could indeed make your once clean and trusted
programs into *viruses* - that's what viruses do - not like the malware
crap you mostly have to deal with today. The fact is, a virus could
possibly be found in a program that you yourself wrote and can vouch for
as having been benign (or at least non-viral) in the past. There may be
no outward indication that you have a virus. Most malware these days
wants to use your computing power to make money for themselves, such
obvious behavior is indeed noticeable, but how would you notice a virus
which when executed just becomes resident and waits for some trigger
event?

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Re: So Far, So Good With AVG 2011

On 11/5/2010 6:21 PM, FromTheRafters wrote:
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I had an old dos file that Avira insisted was suspicious, I finally
deleted it. Probably some heuristic scan.
I don't find Avira intrusive, but latest download seems to have removed
option to ignore autorun on flash drives. I would never pay for virus
protection on a home pc.
I'm seriously thinking of switching to MS Essentials. Tried it on a test
partition and doesn't seem to slow things down, it does use a little
more memory than latest Avira which in turn is using more than previous
version.

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