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Windows 7: AVG 2011 spyware?


17 Dec 2010   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
AVG 2011 spyware?

avg just changed my firewall settings after stopping its scan without me telling it to. i also found windows remote access in my start menu after leaving my computer on for three days when i dont even know where i would find such a program. am i being paranoid? both AVG and MalwareBytes havent found any threats


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17 Dec 2010   #2

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Windows 7 Ult. x64 Windows 8.1 x64
 
 

Since you suspect AVG of nefarious activity, I would recommend uninstalling it, making sure Windows Firewall is turned on, and then installing MSE -- its free here http://www.microsoft.com/security_essentials/, and doing a full system scan.

That way, you can know for sure.
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18 Dec 2010   #3

Win7 ultimate x86
 
 

I had this same problem. I had remote connection AND snipping tool in my recent programs lol. You can imagine my paranoia. After some research I discovered that these are default apps that Windows 7 has.in the programs list. I wouldnt worry too much about it.
Here is what put my mind at ease...Add/Remove Default Start Menu Items
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18 Dec 2010   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

shit man thanks. im just worried because i can see all these other peoples shared networks on my campus network and i never think i have enough defense up
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18 Dec 2010   #5

Win7 ultimate x86
 
 

Glad to help. As long as you are keeping AVG up to date, I wouldnt waste too much time worrying.
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18 Dec 2010   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

If you're real paranoid and don't use it yourself, you could also uncheck allow remote use on the System Properties window.

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Also in services there. Place to check what you could safely change from the default state in services according to your Windows edition, is here - Service Configurations by Black Viper


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18 Dec 2010   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

it is unchecked, which was why i was paranoid
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