Verify that your virus scanner is working

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by tdinc, Jun 28, 2006.

  1. tdinc

    tdinc █▄█ ▀█▄ █ Political User

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    I believe I may have posted this once before a few years ago...Its worth testing your Anti-Virus.:)

    My Personal Result: I placed it on my desktop
    AVG Scan picked it up deleted it and placed it in the Vault in an instant.


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  2. _kC_

    _kC_ Moderator

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    avg allowed it to even get on your hard drives????? LOL


    www.nod32.com ;)
     
  3. tdinc

    tdinc █▄█ ▀█▄ █ Political User

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    as I stated..i placed it on the desktop and it detected it..:smoker:
     
  4. j79zlr

    j79zlr Glaanies script monkey Political User

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    AVG only scans files when they are executed, which is why it is low on resources. A manual scan or trying to open the file will cause AVG to quarantine/delete it.
     
  5. ming

    ming OSNN Advanced

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    heh... nod won't even let me download it from the site, popup msg alerts me to terminate the link to the site.
     
  6. Dublex

    Dublex Quazatron R6 droid

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    Although interestingly, AVG does pre-scan e-mails before they are delivered ala Norton.

    I just wish symantec would fix the "slap things everywhere" nature of their products as I might actually reinstall them (I have NAV and systemworks pro 06 currently off drive due to them breaking)
     
  7. Henyman

    Henyman Secret Goat Fetish Political User

    yes, but stoped it imediatly when it was executed as said by j79zlr. gota love the minimal resources that avg uses :smoker:
     
  8. omg its nlm

    omg its nlm lvl 17 Hax Folding Team

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    I don't think this test will work that good for me since I don't use Anti-Virus. :p