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Trooper
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join:2005-05-18
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reply to Mele20

Re: What AV are you running?

That is really unfortunate. Something like that would leave a bad taste in my mouth as well. Just curious, how long ago did this happen?
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MarkAW
Barry White
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join:2001-08-27
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said by Trooper:

Just curious, how long ago did this happen?

December 2nd 2009
»False positive in Avast! or is it real?
and then again
April 11th 2011.
»Avast thinks dslr is trojan/malware ridden.....


Trooper
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join:2005-05-18
USA

Geez. Well hopefully something of this caliber does not happen again. Especially since I am currently running AIS lol.

Can anyone speak to its firewall capabilities?
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cmexx

join:2012-11-02

1 recommendation

I do not use AV at all, prefer to set up all patches for OS, browser and plugins, and some other programs.
Never turn off the UAC-control - it's enough to be in safety.
For alarms about insecure bowsers or plugins use surfpatrol or qualys browsercheck - that is all.



Sportsfan

join:2012-03-26
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reply to Trooper

December, 2009. I had powered up the computer and updated it about an hour after the bad definitions had been fixed, then found out that I had dodged a bullet: »blog.avast.com/2009/12/10/bad-de···-update/

There seems to be a more-recent problem with serious FP's on XP SP3, reported at »forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=110828.0

I have been fortunate with Avast so far, but under no illusions.