Re: Antivirus - AVG protection

From: Stephan (_at_)
Date: 02/09/04


Date: Mon, 9 Feb 2004 14:07:03 -0500

did you stop to think that the file name might be
    msinfo.exe.<something else>

you won't see the extension after the second period, now will you?

"half_pint" <esboella.nospam@yahoo.com> wrote in message
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"AlmostBob" <anonymous1@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
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> Select the file types you want \avg to scan, default scan will only scan
> executables, the file extension you gave is NOT executable so wont be
scanned.
> single file scan will of course scan whatever you point it at.

Oh so msinfo.exe is not an executable!
Thamks for sharing you knowledge and experience with us!!

>
> When everything else fails, read the helpscreens
>
> --
> Adaware http://www.lavasoft.de
> spybot http://security.kolla.de
> AVG http://www.grisoft.com
> Panda online scan http://www.pandasoftware.com/ActiveScan/
> Catalog of removal tools http://www.pandasoftware.com/download/utilities/
> links provided as a courtesy, no endorsement of the products is implied,
>
> "half_pint" <esboella.nospam@yahoo.com> wrote in message
> news:c07030$137148$1@ID-204080.news.uni-berlin.de...
> |
> | "Tedd Riggs" <T_Riggs@MSN,C0M> wrote in message
> | news:#CWS8er7DHA.2812@TK2MSFTNGP11.phx.gbl...
> | > I have use AVG now for several years on three different systems along
with
> | > Zone Alarm Pro and never once had any form of virus, worm or any
trouble.
> | I
> | > would say it works just fine.
> |
> | Well it may work on your system, but it has a major problem running on
mine.
> | Do you think it works fine because it doesn't report any
viruses/trojans?
> | I would write a prog to do that in 2 minutes!!
> | Its kinda hard to *prove* your system is virus free.
> | Using AVG to verify AVG is pointless!!
> | How do you know you are not infected?
> | I presume you 'just know' in which case why use AV software?
> |
> | I just ran ad-aware and hijackthis (both bang up to date)
> | and neither reported the trojan.
> | It was not 'active' on my system but it was nonetheless still there (and
> | still is!!).
> | If you like I can email it to you and you can put it in the same place
> | and see if it is detected? (I would be interested to know myself)
> | That offer is open to anyone, just leave an email address.
> | It has been in-active on my system for ages, (I am sure) and I looked
> | back at my logs of AVG runs over the past year and it was not spotted
> | on *either* of my drives!! (albeit basically the same drive info!).
> | I know this because hijackthis spotted it initially (but obviously
didn't
> | remove all of it), have a search for msinfo.exe (thats its name) on your
> | system to see if you have it.
> | I am not in anyway suggesting that AVG had some finiancial incentive
> | for not spotting what seems to be a piece of commercial software,
> | far from it. It seems more likely that the scan simply missed it because
of
> | the way it works. Afterall hard drives are big places!!
> | >
> | > --
> | > Tedd Riggs
> | > PDA Square Content Developer
> | > www.pdasquare.com
> | >
> | >
> | > "Ozgirl" <news_onlyxx@hotmail.com> wrote in message
> | > news:%23ck1Xnp7DHA.696@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
> | > > Billy wrote:
> | > > > Are there any problems with this AVG antivirus
> | > > program.
> | > > > I'm thinking about downloading it from the web, but
> | > > > wondered if there were any points to be aware of?
> | > >
> | > > I downloaded version 7, then paid for it after the
> | > > trial. I am very happy with it.
> | > >
> | >
> | >
> |
> |
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