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    March 14, The H – (International) AVG anti-virus software mistakes Windows system file for a trojan. AVG anti-virus incorrectly identified a Windows system file as a trojan for part of the day March 14, causing users to be unable to boot their computers. Source: AVG anti-virus software mistakes Windows system file for a trojan - The H Security: News and Features

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    Thanks, Art.

    This had to be a PITA for XP users for sure! So much for 3rd party maintenance programs. I'll stick with Defender in 8 and MSE for my 7 side.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HippsieGypsie View Post
    Thanks, Art.

    This had to be a PITA for XP users for sure! So much for 3rd party maintenance programs. I'll stick with Defender in 8 and MSE for my 7 side.
    Likewise for me. I have tried AVG,Avast! and others, only to come back to MSE and Windows Defender. The only BSOD I ever had was due to Avast! I decided then not to mess around with 3rd Party Anti-virus Programs. When I first started using a PC , I had many problems with Norton, but quickly dropped them also. I know people knock Microsoft, but they have caused me less problems than the others.
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    I tried AVG once a long time ago on an XP computer. The problem is that ever since a Microsoft option came out, it's been trashed by anti-virus vendors terrified that suddenly they're obsolete. The truth is internet and computer security were something Microsoft had to address and now they are doing so. It was always risky to use a third party program that benefits and profits from a continued state of computer vulnerability and worry. Norton is my least favourite because it chugs system resources. You should use the protection designed for your operating system.


    But this is insane of AVG to have screwed up this badly with an operating system this old. This is just laziness pure and simple and there's no excuse for it.
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    I feel AVG has come a long way in the past few years. I however feel that they focus to much on advertising and getting their product out there (maybe Avast being so popular these days have caused this?) and don't put as much effort into their actually product. I'm no Avast fan, but I feel its a lot better then AVG and they don't make mistakes like this.
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    even the #1 rated BitDefender antivirus software ,had 1 false positive out of 250,000 files scanned in recent test by PC-World magazine .an important stat for sure , but also a important stat is how well a antivus program cleans up the infected computer after the attack,
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    ever since avast fixed the BSOD issue I've never had a problem
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    I have gone back to Windows Defender as AVG2013 started running too many back ground processes.
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    That's the thing with 3rd party. Resources. The first thing I do when fixing someone's Windows PC is to strip out the AV, do a temp file clean & registry fix with CCleaner, and load FREE MS SE. Boom! A lot faster system, especially on older machines.

    A glorious day for me when MS released SE and now Defender with 8. It's caught any crap I've encountered.
    Last edited by HippsieGypsie; 14 Apr 2013 at 16:55.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HippsieGypsie View Post
    That's the thing with 3rd party. Resources. The first thing I do when fixing someone's Windows PC is to strip put the AV, do a temp file clean & registry fix with CCleaner, and load FREE MS SE. Boom! A lot faster system, especially on older machines.

    A glorious day for me when MS released SE and now Defender with 8. It's caught any crap I've encountered.
    Yes Tony, agreed.
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