AVG deleting program file

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  1. MC DUI
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    Hey guys,

    Need help here... I've got AVG 8.0 free edition on my PC (Vista 64-bit) and it keeps deleting a cracked exe file I have for a program...

    I've tried placing the file as an exception in the resident shield but every time a virus scan is run the file is removed and placed in the virus vault...

    Is there anyway I can get AVG to ignore the file completely? Or failing that is there another free virus scanner out there that will allow me to ignore files that I choose?

    Thanks! [​IMG]
     
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    Nobody knows? [​IMG]
     
  3. Banger

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    Did this just start happening recently where it is trying to delete/heal/archive these cracks?
     
  4. Vulpes Abnocto

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    AVG has deemed itself the watchdog of the intarwebs, deleting any hackware it finds and labelling it viral...

    Thus sealing it's own demise.
     
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    Do you think that post helps... [​IMG]

    I've checked the AVG support, their option is to submit the file to them for review then they will deem if it should be classed as a Trojan or not... Yeah I'm not going to be doing that anytime soon, I'd prefer to decide what is safe on my PC not them.
     
  7. Wabsta

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    Lol, I wouldn't use AVG anymore..
    They aren't as reliable as they were before..
    They even made it to the dutch newspapers.

    Because they were deleting user32.dll.
    I had to save my moms computer from it >.
     
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  9. Banger

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    Everyone keeps saying "DO NOT USE AVG" however you are not giving him an alternative? I however can not give one as I am not a fan of anti virus programs. I could tell you what to stay away from yet that is not very helpful. I have however heard good things about Kaspersky and NOD32.
     
  10. air2004

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    acg usually on deletes keygens , if you wanna use the keygen or patch you have to shut down avg .
    I use to have that problem myself till I started using nortons , get rid of avg
     
  11. Wabsta

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    Yea, you're right, I could have given him an alternative. I'm not a big fan of antivirus either..

    NOD32 is good, it's just good, and it doesn't slow you computer down.
    Avast is pretty good (and free).
     
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    I've heard of Avast, does it delete cracked exe files?
     
  13. Wabsta

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    Dunno, one way to find out [​IMG]
     
  14. air2004

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    I used avast a couple times I dont think it did delete any files like that....but just save yourself the trouble and pirate the norts 2008
     
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    When you scan, does it give you an option to delete it of not?
     
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    Can you still get definition update files?
     
  17. Banger

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    Norton is bloatware, it was not always the case but it is far to heavy imho, same with McAfee. I have seen what it can do to a computer when scanning.
     
  18. MC DUI
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    I run my scans in the middle of the night automatically, but no it doesn't ask if I want to delete, it just moves it from programs files to it's virus vault.

    It won't delete it but I have to manually restore the file...