Interesting outcome with AVG 8

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15 years 4 months ago #16712 by DiDi
Some of you may recall that I asked a question recently (probably about 16 pages ago - grin) about doubleclick (and a hundred others as it turned out) spyware appearing every time I opened LSB. NO answers from anyone so I kept cleaning out the extraordinary cache of spyware CCleaner was detecting until I hit the "I've had enough stage". This was when the latest update would not install.

Guess what? I decided to get rid of it. Yesterday, after two attempts using the uninstall tool, I finally uninstalled it. I then downloaded it from download.com and no spyware has been detected since. I did not do a Safe Mode install so if I had Malware/spyware or whatever, it should have been yelling at me through Resident Shield by now surely. I also ran Microsoft's own tool to scan for Malware and it was clean as a whistle. The computer is flying so...

What do you think was happening Computer experts? Is it possible that AVG home had a corrupted download?

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15 years 4 months ago #249797 by Dream Weaver
Wow that sounds complicated ha ha but then Im hopeless at things like that. We use AVG professional and its been pretty good. I suppose anything has the ability to be corrupted. Sure someone will be able to offer more advice

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15 years 4 months ago #249807 by xevbellringer
I ditched AVG7 some time ago for similar reasons, but have not upgraded to AVG8. I found that AVG did not get rid of common spyware, did not update properly & interfered with computer running for a good number of hours every day as it did it's scan. So when I got infested with some virus that AVG failed to get rid of, I downloaded Malwarebytes which got rid of it in 3 minutes. Also now use Avast which is an on-access scanner. Both programmes can be downloded free from "download.com"

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15 years 4 months ago #249869 by DiDi
Replied by DiDi on topic Interesting outcome with AVG 8
I spoke too soon! It is back and I now know it is "attached" to iexplore.exe. Great!!!! So computer people, what is the next step?

Do I change to Firefox or whatever as my browser or can I dump the current IE in program files and reinstall? Showing my ineptitude at this point. How do I do that and not reinstall all the spyware? Help!!!!!!

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15 years 4 months ago #249895 by DiDi
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I have added to this thread today but unless it is updated in the title I can see it disappearing at a rapid rate of knots. So, how, when it is your thread do you update the thread title?

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15 years 4 months ago #249900 by kathken
didi - to edit your title in your post, go into the original first post, click edit, then click "advanced", you should be able to change you title there. then save it of course.

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