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Why I Hate Avg...

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H@ns   

I have seen LOTS of HijackThis logs from people who're running AVG and who're HEAVILLY infected with viruses, worms etcetera...

 

For example:

 

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Microsoft Update Machine] winupdt.exe

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Microsoft Update Emulator] kern-mxe.exe

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Microsoft Update] msconfg.exe

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [NVIDIA Video drivers] video_32sD.exe

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Microsoft Features] ms32cfg.exe

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [WSSAConfiguration] wmmon32.exe

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [WindowsRegKey update] svchostc.exe

O4 - HKLM\..\RunServices: [Microsoft Update Machine] winupdt.exe

O4 - HKLM\..\RunServices: [Msbb.exe] Msbb.exe

O4 - HKLM\..\RunServices: [Microsoft Update Time] wuam.exe

O4 - HKLM\..\RunServices: [Microsoft Update Emulator] kern-mxe.exe

O4 - HKLM\..\RunServices: [Microsoft Update] msconfg.exe

O4 - HKLM\..\RunServices: [NVIDIA Video drivers] video_32sD.exe

O4 - HKLM\..\RunServices: [Microsoft Features] ms32cfg.exe

O4 - HKLM\..\RunServices: [WSSAConfiguration] wmmon32.exe

O4 - HKLM\..\RunServices: [WindowsRegKey update] svchostc.exe

O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [Microsoft Update Machine] winupdt.exe

O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [Microsoft Update Emulator] kern-mxe.exe

O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [Microsoft Update] msconfg.exe

O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [Microsoft Features] ms32cfg.exe

O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [WindowsRegKey update] svchostc.exe

 

This is from a Dutch guy who has the PAID version from AVG!!!

 

That's the reason I don't recommend AVG to anyone...

 

(PS: all those entries are related to nasty viruses.....)

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Gentlemen, 'round these parts we like our AVG. Works great! I use it and have no viruses, nor do I go places that are known to give me viruses. Yes, I occaisionally run the online tests from Panda and so forth. No viruses.

I highly recommend AVG to anyone! Uses less of my computer too! ;)

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H@ns   

That's your opinion, not mine... And maybe that's only so because you don't visit "nasty" sites... If you should do that, you are infected as soon as could be possible, believe me..

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kd5   

Maybe this guy is right about AVG

read about AVG testing Many people like it,but if it doesn't do it's job,what good is it??

Thanks J RAM, I'd been looking for that review. I found it most useful when I first read it, but unfortunately did not save the link. It's saved now... ;)

 

The other review posted (http://www.claymania.com/tests-trojan.html) was dated 2001, don't feel nearly as comfortable with a review that old. And the other (http://www.rokop-security.de/main/article.php?sid=494), while dated 2003, is difficult for the average user to comprehend.

 

My opinion only, -kd5-

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I use it and have no viruses

how would you know if it didnt detect them?

 

It consistently detects only a little over half the viruses in the wild. If it doesn't find everything it's supposed to, then how do its users know if it's doing a good job?

If you read the posts around here about people who need help with virus's they say that they have AVG and it found a virus but couldnt remove it. Then they do a scan and avg says the system is clean....but in 5 minutes the virus warning comes up again. Consider yourself lucky if it even finds anything.

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H@ns   

I've seen to many viruses in computers from users of AVG that I CANNOT say that AVG is "good" or maybe "the best"

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8210GUY   

I have used AVG for several years now and it has been a good workhorse, but with reports and evidence showing it to be not as good as other options I am beginning to change my mind, I've had a few occaisions where something got through or it couldn't deal with something, I put that down to the fact no one A/V is infallable, but since my last nasty that nothing could find which was only cleared with a low level format and a cmos reset I have not been running an A/V, I've used online scans a couple of times and all is good, being here learning about all the various protection has helped me massivley, but I think I wont be reccomending it anymore myself either, I can't slate it, it's served me very well over the years, but new things come out and every once in a while you re-evaluate certain things, and I think my time is now for a new A/V, probably tempted towards panda TBH. :erm:

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I have not been running an A/V, I've used online scans a couple of times and all is good

Online scans cannot catch something that has already d/loaded onto your system.

If you don't like AVG, fine, get yourself another onboard virus scanner.

 

Inp. ;)

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J RAM   

I was fooled by test results, I admit I thought NOD32 was the best there was..I was proven wrong..The same can be said about AVG or any other AV..The main thing I find is use the one that lets your machine run smooth,then do on line scans

once in awhile..You always see people complaining about Norton,the reason is so many people use Norton..I believe out of all the free AV's ,AVG would fall in that category ..These tests were performed by people knowing the importance of not having a controlled environment ...I'm sure they could perform the same tests and have different results.

1a) MKS_Vir 2004 - 321/321 0 Missed - 100%

1b) eXtendia AVK - 321/321 0 Missed - 100%

2a) Kaspersky 5.0 - 320/321 1 Missed - 99.70% (with Extended Database ON)

2b) McAfee VirusScan 8.0 - 319/321 + 2 (2 found as joke programs - heuristically) - 99%

3) F-Secure - 319/321 2 Missed - 99.37%

4) GData AVK - 317/321 4 Missed - 98.75%

5) RAV + Norton (2 way tie) - 315/321 6 Missed - 98.13%

6) Dr.Web - 310/321 11 Missed - 96.57%

7) CommandAV + F-Prot + BitDefender (3 Way Tie) - 309/321 12 Missed - 96.26%

ETrust - 301/321 20 Missed - 93.76%

9) Trend - 300/321 21 Missed - 93.45%

10) Avast! Pro - 299/321 22 Missed - 93.14%

11) Panda - 298/321 23 Missed - 92.83%

12) Virus Buster - 290/321 31 Missed - 90.34%

13) KingSoft - 288/321 33 Missed - 89.71%

14) NOD32 - 285/321 36 Missed (results identical with or without advanced heuristics) - 88.78%

15) AVG Pro - 275/321 46 Missed - 85.66%

16) AntiVIR - 268/321 53 Missed - 83.48%

17) Antidote - 252/321 69 Missed - 78.50%

18) ClamWIN - 247/321 74 Missed - 76.94%

19) UNA - 222/321 99 Missed - 69.15%

20) Norman - 215/321 106 Missed - 66.97%

21) Solo - 182/321 139 Missed - 56.69%

22) Fire AV - 179/321 142 Missed - 55.76%

23) V3 Pro - 109/321 212 Missed - 33.95%

24) Per_AV - 75/321 - 246 Missed - 23.36%

25) Proland - 73/321 248 Missed - 22.74%

26) Sophos - 50/321 271 Missed - 15.57%

27) Hauri - 49/321 272 Missed - 15.26%

28) CAT Quickheal - 21/321 300 Missed - 6%

29) Vir_iT - 10/321 311 Missed - 3%

30) Ikarus - Crashed on first virus. - 0%

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J-P IT   

I like Norton but I know his lacks.

 

30) Ikarus - Crashed on first virus. - 0%

Omg.. nice AV

 

You always see people complaining about Norton,the reason is so many people use Norton

 

Same problem with windows en IE ;)

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The main thing I find is use the one that lets your machine run smooth,then do on line scans

Well said, nothing else need be said.

 

Inp. ;)

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8210GUY   

Online scans cannot catch something that has already d/loaded onto your system.

If you don't like AVG, fine, get yourself another onboard virus scanner.

 

Inp. ;)

Yeah I know, I only used them to check I was clean which I am, I will obviously get an A/V I'm just not in a desperate hurry, it's not a case of disliking AVG, it has served me well, it's more a case of shopping around thats all. :mrgreen:

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it's more a case of shopping around thats all. :mrgreen:

You've just opened a bag of worms, everybody and there Mrs will tell you what to use now. :mrgreen:

 

Inp. ;)

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volt   

When it comes to free virus scanners I would rather recommend Avast than AVG. I too think that AVG sucks.

Been using AVG free now for years,,never had the first damn problem with it,,and I'v been around the block a couple of times on this forum folks. :mrgreen:

 

No antivirus program is perfect,,thats why I run different online scans weekly,,just to see what the hells all out there,,AVGs weak spot has always been the obscure trojans that can pop up from lots of places,,but then McAfee nor Norton or Avast can pick them all up either.

 

It takes alot of common sense and some luck to avoid all the pitfalls of internet use,,I try and have a little of both,,but I do think AVG free is a very good program and should do what most folks need if they screw up now and again. :) vj

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Sublimer   

If you can afford it,( IMO) Norton Antivirus is the best, the extra "hoggage" can be there as long as it takes care of viruses :P

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Jacee   

If you can afford it,( IMO) Norton Antivirus is the best, the extra "hoggage" can be there as long as it takes care of viruses :P

Ackkkk....been there, done that :rolleyes::mrgreen:

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