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    AVG update

    The <img src=/S/free.gif border=0 alt=free width=30 height=15> version of AVG Version 7.289 has been released. Here's an addional quote from the Grisoft site:

    Please also be advised, that as of December 31st, 2004, database updates and support for older versions of AVG Free Edition will no longer be available. If you are currently using an older version of AVG Free Edition, we encourage you to download the new version of AVG Free Edition by the end of 2004. GRISOFT will notify AVG Free Edition users about the availability of the new AVG Free Edition via the regular update process.

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    Re: AVG update

    Thanks, Joe - I was waiting for that update for a couple of cash-flow-enfeebled friends! I was very impressed with AVG when I installed it there.

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    Re: AVG update

    <hr>cash-flow-enfeebled<hr>
    Would that be the same as "disposable income challenged"?

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    Re: AVG update

    Thanks for the update Joe. I was checking their site only yesterday, wondering when the "big day" would be.

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    Well, call me silly, but this release has me beat. Main problem is how on Earth you send an infected file to the virus vault. Version 6 offered this option for each infected file it found. The only thing apparent now is a "report" on what was/ wasn't done (attachment) - no apparent way to move/ heal/ delete/ prompt for anything.

    Next problem for me (on 98SE) was the non-creation of the rescue disk set. On the third disk, I receive the message "Cannot create one or more file(s) on the Rescue Disk." then "AVG Rescue Disk Wizard was not able to create the Rescue Disk. An error occurred, or the Rescue Disk creation process was cancelled. Click Back to change settings and/or to try again." Try again gives the same results.

    This is rather disappointing, since this latter problem (maybe also the former) were not apparent on the beta testing I did for this release. Or am I missing something obvious here?

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    Re: AVG update

    <hr>Next problem for me (on 98SE) was the non-creation of the rescue disk set. On the third disk, I receive the message "Cannot create one or more file(s) on the Rescue Disk." then "AVG Rescue Disk Wizard was not able to create the Rescue Disk. An error occurred, or the Rescue Disk creation process was cancelled. Click Back to change settings and/or to try again." Try again gives the same results.<hr>
    I installed AVG Free v7 on my Win98SE machine and did not get your problem. The Rescue Disc set took four floppies compared with three for v6 but otherwise it went OK.

    Don't know about your other problem either. I have the EICAR test virus in a zip file on my system and v7 found it but didn't move it (because it's zipped?). Version 6 couldn't move it either.
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    Re: AVG update

    Hi Keith

    The plot thickens the more I use this release. I beta tested v.7 but (probably by chance) did not encounter these behaviours. I have deliberately introduced some virus files onto my HD, and it appears that AVG will respond differently, depending on what "it thinks" might be appropriate action for the specific file.

    The screenshot I posted before related to an infected file in a browser cache, which I think it treated as something to be left to the discretion of the user to deal with. The shot below relates to another file, and here AVG offers the options shown. I'm not sure which infections are dealt with in which manner.

    It's encouraging that your rescue disk set worked. As I said, it choked on disk 3 each time I tried it. I might give it a whirl in Safe Mode, in case something has a file locked in Normal Mode.

    Alan

    Edited - This gets weirder! If I do an "on demand" scan (context menu "Scan With AVG Free") on this file, I get the "display only"-type alert from my first screenshot. If I do a Find Files to search for it, I get the second screenshot, offering me the choices of actions. ??? Actually, things are beginning to make some sense here. One type of scan comes from the resident scanner, while the other (on demand) is a separate program. The latter may not have all the capabilities of the former.

    And yep <img src=/S/yep.gif border=0 alt=yep width=15 height=15>, I had a bum floppy for disk 3. Even with bad sectors tagged, AVG didn't like it. Now no problems with that one!

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    Re: AVG update

    Alan

    The diskette creation might have been programmed to fill each diskette (except the last) completely with data -- which it couldn't do if some sectors were not usable!

    Anything more complicated that this in your post is beyond me, I'm afraid!

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    Re: AVG update

    Thanks John. I figured that the bad disk was the "easy" part. <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15>

    But I do think that there's more to the way AVG operates than meets the eye. For instance, when I use Find Files to bring up the (second) alert, AVG only fires its alert when the culprit is scrolled into the visible part of the Find window (a mystery in itself). At this point, only the resident scanner portion is running: AVGEMC.EXE and AVGAMSVR.EXE. When I do a "manual" on-demand scan (first screenshot) it's AVGW.EXE that's being launched. Clearly, two quite different processes are being run, depending on how the infected file is being detected.

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    Re: AVG update

    Joe:

    I just d/l and installed AVG...

    What do you think of it compared to Norton?

    Seems to me to be a lot more "adept" and allows quicker system ops(?).

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    Re: AVG update

    I do not and will not have anything from Symantec on my home PC. I also do not have AVG installed. I just keep an eye on it for friends and family that do. So, I can't really comare the two.

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    Re: AVG update

    I use both AVG Free and Norton (on different systems) and I can't tell you which does a better job of protecting my system - since neither system has been infected, I can only say they both seem equally effective - as such I cannot say that one is more adept than the other. I will say this, Norton definitely impact performance more so than any AV program I have used of late.

    Having said that, I think all of the above statements, including mine, are faulty IF the comparisons are between the "FREE" AVG and Norton - although positive comments about the Free AVG over Norton are intriging.

    I would be interested in the comments from someone who has purchased AVG Pro - as that seems to be the true competing product.
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    Re: AVG update

    Joe:

    Got it , thanks.

    BTW, it really is lite on resources, and runs smoothly.

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