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Windows 7: Test your Anti Virus


02 Apr 2010   #21

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64) SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dinesh View Post
I love how G Data notes that it's not a virus! I'm so tempted to give it a try

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02 Apr 2010   #22

Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by tw33k View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dinesh View Post
I love how G Data notes that it's not a virus! I'm so tempted to give it a try
LOL. Nice catch.
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04 Apr 2010   #23

XP Pro SP3 | Vista Home Premium x86 | Windows 7 Pro x86
 
 

Avira din't detect it.
First saved it to Desktop - Nothing!
Then to cross check saved it to Documents Folder - Still Nothing!
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04 Apr 2010   #24

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64) SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Parry View Post
Avira din't detect it.
First saved it to Desktop - Nothing!
Then to cross check saved it to Documents Folder - Still Nothing!
Was Avira up to date?
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04 Apr 2010   #25

XP Pro SP3 | Vista Home Premium x86 | Windows 7 Pro x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by tw33k View Post
Was Avira up to date?
Yes, it was day before yesterday only I clean installed Windows 7 Pro; installed Avira 10 & updated.
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04 Apr 2010   #26

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64) SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Parry View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by tw33k View Post
Was Avira up to date?
Yes, it was day before yesterday only I clean installed Windows 7 Pro; installed Avira 10 & updated.
Avira's reviews tend to be up and down depending on who you listen to. Having said that, one of my most trusted resources is AV Comparatives. In their latest testing Avira Premium (not free) achieved their highest score A+ (along with a few other programs) I don't use Avira but I would certainly have expected it to detect this. The only thing I can say is that maybe it knows the file is harmless and let's it go. I'm stretching it a bit I know. If I were you, irrespective of this, I would look around at other vendor's websites. There are better products available
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04 Apr 2010   #27

Windows 8.1 Professional x64
 
 

I've disabled resident shield like SE, so AVG didn't pick it up on save, but manually scanning it picked it up.

Edit: Enabling resident shield and adding txt files to the scanned files picks it up straight away as soon as it's saved.
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04 Apr 2010   #28

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64) SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Everlong18 View Post
I've disabled resident shield like SE, so AVG didn't pick it up on save, but manually scanning it picked it up.

Edit: Enabling resident shield and adding txt files to the scanned files picks it up straight away as soon as it's saved.
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04 Apr 2010   #29

XP Pro SP3 | Vista Home Premium x86 | Windows 7 Pro x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by tw33k View Post
If I were you, irrespective of this, I would look around at other vendor's websites. There are better products available
Yeah, after going through What's the Best Anti-virus?
I too was a bit unsure of Avira & wanted to go for Avast. Is that what you are trying to point?
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04 Apr 2010   #30

Windows 7 Pro
 
 

deleted by eset. AMAHGAWD, what does that do?
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