AVG Free 8 and Vista possible conflicts?

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' 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.

    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 having run 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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  2. It would appear that AVG 8.0 is not compatible with the immunization
    features of SpywareBlaster or Spybot.

    AVG's answer to the problem is to uninstall both of them. leaving AVG
    running as your anti-spyware solution..

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  3. kplumm

    Nonny Guest

    I have Spybot (free) installed here with TeaTimer running.

    No problems at all.
     
    Nonny, May 9, 2008
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  4. kplumm

    Poky Guest

    Yea, AVG 8.0 has an issue in detecting false positives with Spybot S&D
    and Spywareblaster. It is reading the reg entries those progs use for
    pre-emptive blocking as spyware when it isn't. AVG web forums will
    have more detailed info on it.
     
    Poky, May 9, 2008
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