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Old Oct 27, 2004, 7:02am   #61
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AVG to Cease Support for Free AntiVirus

Bad news if what I have heard is true. AVG intend to stop supporting their free Antivirus software at the end of this year. Personally I dont use it but I know many who do.


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Old Oct 27, 2004, 7:36am   #62
 
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This has been discussed on Pitstop. We think there might be a beta version 7.0 in the pipeline which might be free. Nobody seems to be able to work it out. I abandoned AVG a few months ago. There are others out there. I use AntiVir http://www.free-av.com/
Avast is another http://www.avast.com/eng/down_home.html
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Old Nov 1, 2004, 6:07pm   #63
 
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PayPal scam

Just had a scam email from "PayPal" asking for my account details I haven't got one I use Spoofstick http://www.corestreet.com/spoofstick/ which showed me to be on
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Old Nov 7, 2004, 11:30am   #64
 
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Hi, can anyone help?
My computer has been getting slower and slower and although I have McAfee I downloaded AVG, whom I have used in the past with good results, and sure enough it showed that I have various Trojan Horses - this being the message displayed on them.
Trojan Horse Downloader Alchemic.A
To remove this virus please run AVG for Windows

What do they mean run AVG for Windows (I have XP)? Also I read about them ceasing to support AVG and something about Beta but I have no idea what it all means.

Thanks

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Old Nov 8, 2004, 9:50am   #65
 
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Yours? http://www.viruslist.com/en/viruses/...?virusid=39106
Try RAV http://www.ravantivirus.com/scan/indexie.php
Disable System Restore first http://www.trendmicro.com/en/securit...n_me_clean.htm
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Old Nov 8, 2004, 11:50am   #66
 
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PCWorld test anti-spyware progs

A reminder not rush out and waste your money on cr@p anti-spyware programmes
http://pcworld.com/news/article/0,ai...62,pg,1,00.asp
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Old Nov 15, 2004, 12:16am   #67
 
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Anti-virus software tested:
http://www.virusbtn.com/vb100/archiv...ucts.xml?table
Just click on each link
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Old Nov 15, 2004, 8:24am   #68
 
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Thanks for that link Calzini

Isn't it strange that the best Virus software is the one that no one as ever heard off!
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Old Nov 15, 2004, 11:16am   #69
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rossored started this thread Presumably you mean Kaspersky, rglenn?

I'm doing a course with the OU atm, and its actually the one they ship with their CDROM for you to install. Funnily enough, because I hadnt heard of it I just assumed it was junk, and never installed it - LOL. This machine I'm writing on (XP Pro SP2) has Norton Corporate on it, and my other one (XP Home SP1) has Avast! on it .
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Old Nov 15, 2004, 1:48pm   #70
 
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Initially I did think that Kaspersky was the best but after checking it seems that Eset(Nod32) beats them all hands down. Apparently Microsoft is so impressed that they have signed them up for another 2 years to protect their systems.

You can get a 30 day trial from their site.

It is not as user friendly like the others but if it does the job that's what counts.
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Old Nov 15, 2004, 3:27pm   #71
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rossored started this thread Well, out of interest, I've downloaded NOD32 to my WinXP Home SP1 machine, and its scanning now. I'll let you know how things go.
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Old Nov 19, 2004, 8:20am   #72
 
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Well, out of interest, I've downloaded NOD32 to my WinXP Home SP1 machine, and its scanning now. I'll let you know how things go.
Has that scan finished yet?
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rossored started this thread LOL

Ooops, yes!

Within about 10 seconds of start it, it discovered a virus in the boot sector that Norton had missed. Hence I'm now using it f/time.

Its quite a friendly platform actually. Once installed, it can be set to check for updates hourly, daily, weekly - whatever. Runs in the background for active monitoring, uses very little resources (I dont even notice it running to be honest) and its quite straightforward. Given the number of emails I've had this week with the NOD32 attachment on the bottom, its become extremely popular since Mr.Gates and his band of loonies endorsed it.

Nonetheless, its highly recommended.
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Old Nov 20, 2004, 11:58am   #74
 
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Strange things. I'm running AntiVir and just ran their built in scanner. It found and removed Troj/click.verzil.a.3
If it found it, how did it get in? Presumably I clicked it in
I can't find any info on it so I don't know where it came from.
Turns out it was a false positive(after my dodgy German translation), fixed in VDF file 6.28.0.83
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Old Nov 21, 2004, 9:12am   #75
 
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Security Warning

Major Exploit Underway
I picked this up on PcPitstop.

http://www.broadbandreports.com/foru...flat~days=9999
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