AVG Free 8 and possible conflicts or my stupidity

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Security' started by kplumm, May 9, 2008.

  1. kplumm

    kplumm Guest

    Today I downloaded the new free AVG. I have this and Spyware blaster
    and Super antispyware installed. I ran a scan with te AVG and it
    found Trojan's, adware, etc, or so it seemed. When the summary came
    up at the end a result of 0 (as in nothing found) came up in each
    categry, with about 214 in the warnings category, potential threats.

    Did the AVG somehow mistake the protection files for the

    The software on both mine and my dad's laptops is pretty identical,
    and the same result showed up on both.

    I wasn't sure what to do at the end. I haven't changed any settings
    and as I understand it all the threats were removed. At any rate I
    ran the scan again and nothing was found.
    kplumm, May 9, 2008
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  2. kplumm

    kplumm Guest

    The supposed adware etc often is listed under 'File' in AVG as HKLM
    \SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\ActiveX Compatibl... if that
    helps anyone identify what's happening any better. I just considered
    then that maybe running 7.5 with these Vista laptops might be why
    these got through. From what I read compatibility with Vista machines
    seem to vary?
    kplumm, May 9, 2008
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  3. kplumm

    C.B. Guest

    The problem is with AVG, which in fact is having many problems. I would
    uninstall it and use something else.

    C.B., May 10, 2008
  4. The problem is a conflict with AVG and Sypbot and Spyware blaster.
    msnews.microsoft.com, May 10, 2008
  5. msnews.microsoft.com presented the following explanation :
    What conflict?
    I run AVG Free 8, SpywareBlaster and Spybot S&D. I haven't run into any
    problems yet.
    Mark Veldhuis, May 10, 2008
  6. kplumm

    C.B. Guest

    There are additional problems that AVG is currently working on. I
    upgraded to the paid version and uninstalled it due to these problems. These
    additional problems have been discussed previously in these discussion

    C.B., May 12, 2008
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