AVG Anti-Virus Probs

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xfilesgurly

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I needed an anti-virus for my laptop (I have InnoculateIT for my desktop - diappointed to discover that's been discontinued for new downloads), so I got AVG - it installed OK and ran OK, but earlier today it started to check for viruses by itself spontaneously (inconvenient, and it had already checked at start-up *and* downloaded a patch anyway!) and afterwards my trackpad almost completely stopped reponding (cursor was slow and erratic) but finally I could shutdown the computer, then I got a Fatal Exception error, then a red AVG window came up and said that there had been a Fatal Exception (well, duh) and it said a virus had been found - windows.ini and did I want to ignore this file - I selected "No" and Win98 promptly froze on shut down - I restarted and no virus was found on the check on start-up, I shut down and nothing bad happened again.
When I started up just now, a few hours after all that, there weren't any problems.

Is it just a bug in AVG that it thought the file where the Fatal Exception (if it was that file) occured was a virus?

Thanks,

Kat
 
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First thing to try - sounds like you may have AVG set to perform a scheduled "full scan".
Double clikc the icon in your system tray (next to your clock), and then click the "Scheduler" tab.
If there is a tick in the box marked "Enable scheduled tests", it may be set to scan your system at a certain interval (once a week/month etc).
If you take the tick out of the box, these scheduled scans will not occur.

Gram
 
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If you're interested in InoculateIt you can still secure a copy from this site. You won't be able to obtain virus signature updates directly through the Computer Associates (the makers) site but you can download them by going to Tools in the menubar of the program's interface and clicking AutoDownload.
 

xfilesgurly

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I had the setup thingy of InoculateIT on my desktop PC still, so I was going to do that but I wasn't sure about downloading updates, now I know I can, so thanks - I might get rid of AVG and install it, might wait a bit, cos it's all behaving now.


Hehe thanks for the Hello Kitty site Rollin' Rog!

Kat
 
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