AVG virus scanner removes critical Windows file

Discussion in 'General Software' started by Zenphic, Nov 12, 2008.

  1. Zenphic

    Zenphic Newbie

    Not everyday you see this happen :haha:

    AVG virus scanner removes critical Windows file | Security and the Net

  2. Chai

    Chai Administrator Staff Member

    gg. Thankfully I'm not using AVG.
  3. Trinity

    Trinity Little Kiki Staff Member

    Has not affected me,,, yet...

    Next scan set for 8 am edt here.

    Should I just ignor that warning or what should I do to protect my pc?
  4. jamotto

    jamotto Newbie

    Maybe not to far removed from the truth. :oops:
  5. Max_87

    Max_87 huehuehue

    Fail :haha: I already stopped using AVG long time ago.
  6. Lacus

    Lacus Newbie

    phew =.=...lucky i use 2 Antivirus :haha:
  7. lee_what2004

    lee_what2004 Just Started

    let see if there's any respon from my friend who using avg :lol:
  8. Max_87

    Max_87 huehuehue

    Lucky? :haha: Not really. If you use two, there's a higher chance of getting such problems than using just one. :haha:
  9. starboykb

    starboykb Newbie

    unless he just used Clamwin since it doesnt have any real time scanning. But for AVG :haha:, i stop using their product long long time.
  10. Adrian Wong

    Adrian Wong Da Boss Staff Member

    I don't think you can run two anti-virus software simultaneously. :think:
  11. lee_what2004

    lee_what2004 Just Started

    yes, you can run two anti virus, tried it before,
    nod32 + kaspersky
    nod32 + avira
    not much problem, except for slower startup :mrgreen:
  12. Spanner

    Spanner Newbie

    Well thats very helpful for the everyday user may as well have caught a virus , wonder what would have been worse, continous reboot or virus......
  13. Lacus

    Lacus Newbie

    well, so far no issue on it. at least each of them could pick up a virus the other could not :p
  14. Max_87

    Max_87 huehuehue

    Yes and at the same time you also have twice the chance of picking up a false positive or maybe fugging up the OS like AVG by using two anti-virus software. :p
  15. Chai

    Chai Administrator Staff Member

    And not forgetting that 2 virus scanner will scan the same file twice, slowing down the system even more. I don't understand, are you exposed to so many type of viruses?
  16. Max_87

    Max_87 huehuehue

    Surf a lot of pr0n sites maybe :p
  17. Lacus

    Lacus Newbie

    nope :p..just being on the safe side :haha:
  18. Chai

    Chai Administrator Staff Member

    If you want it safe, unplug your LAN cable. :haha:
  19. lee_what2004

    lee_what2004 Just Started

    unplug LAN cable, modem,
    close usb port, cd, dvd, diskette
    run windows on live cd,

    that should prevent everything :mrgreen:
  20. Adrian Wong

    Adrian Wong Da Boss Staff Member

    You mean both scanning at the same time?? :think:

    I know you can install two or even three at the same time but I'm not sure if you can have 2 of them automatically scanning at the same time.

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