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Old 11-04-06, 07:57 AM
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Another AVG Question

I run regular virus scans with AVG and keep the database up to date. Usually I don't pay attention to the scan but recently I just happen to look at the screen and noticed that there seemed to be a very low number of files checked in the Complete Scan. It's configured properly -- ' scan system areas' and 'entire computer' are selected.

Last week, an AVG virus alert message popped up while I was working in another program so I ran a scan & it found/eliminated 4 culprits. This morning, another alert but nothing was found. Again the number of files scanned seemed low. Remembering part of the alert, I did a 'Scan Selected Areas' on C:\Documents and settings ... AVG found/deleted 44 Trojans!

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P.S. I'm running version 7.0.409 (not the latest, I know & the 268.13.27/517 database released November 3)
 
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Old 11-04-06, 04:42 PM
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44 Trojans? Wow! Make sure you do "deep scans". I know I can choose between that, and a typical scan with McAfee.

Also, make sure you download SpyBot Search and Destroy. It's a great program that stops spyware which carry viruses.
 
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Old 11-04-06, 04:48 PM
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I always select "Scan Computer" and let it check everything. Takes a while, but you'd be surprised the places it will find a virus.
 
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"44 Trojans? Wow! Make sure you do "deep scans."

Yup, that's what I've always been doing.

"Also, make sure you download SpyBot Search and Destroy"

Do that too.
 
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"I always select "Scan Computer" and let it check everything. Takes a while, but you'd be surprised the places it will find a virus."

That's why I asked the question. I always do that too but something has changed. Don't know what.
 
 

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