Re: Antivirus - AVG protection
From: half_pint (esboella.nospam_at_yahoo.com)
Date: Mon, 9 Feb 2004 19:13:34 -0000
No I didnt, it's called msinfo.exe thats how it appears in the
If there was a . <somethingsle> I think I would have see it.somethingelse
Unless I was hallucenating.
-- --------------- regards half_pint "Stephan" <ask me @ kilroy.wuz.here> wrote in message news:uYvjo$z7DHA.firstname.lastname@example.org... > 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" <email@example.com> wrote in message > news:c08eee$14e1ie$1@ID-204080.news.uni-berlin.de... > > "AlmostBob" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message > news:e1DKK3v7DHA.632@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl... > > 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" <email@example.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" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message > > | > news:%23ck1Xnp7DHA.email@example.com... > > | > > 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. > > | > > > > | > > > | > > > | > > | > > > > > > >