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AVG giving false positives on Avira

By dadogg2 ·
I recently upgraded to the new 8.5 free version of AVG. Previously I had run this in tandem with Avira and SuperAntispyware for well over a year. I began to get false positives and AVG began to not allow Avira to update. Called the Trojan Win32/PolyCroft. I finally had to uninstall AVG. I upgraded Avira to the newest free version and moved forward. Just a question? Wonder why I had no problems until now? AVG decide not to play well with others? Or is there an issue with Avira. I have had not trouble with Avira at all.

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Running TWO anti-virus packages is a BIG no-no ...

by OldER Mycroft In reply to AVG giving false positive ...

Doesn't matter which two they are either - inevitably they will compete with each other and return misdirected false positives based on the existence of the other anti-virus installation.

This situation can also frequently lead to 'mysterious' system slow-downs.

As to why you've never had this problem before - you are just inordinately lucky, because I wouldn't give any system more than a couple of days. The first time each of the installation attempt to update, they should detect each other and start to complain.

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It is never a good idea

by Jacky Howe In reply to AVG giving false positive ...

to run two antivirus scanners simultaneously. However, if only one of the scanners has real-time protection enabled and the second scanner is used only to manually scan selected files, they may possible co-exist peacefully. In some cases, an antivirus scanner will not install if it detects another antivirus scanner already installed on the system.

Instead of having two AV's installed run it alongside this.

Download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware, install it and update it and keep it Updated.

<a href="http://download.bleepingcomputer.com/malwarebytes/mbam-setup.exe" target="_blank"><u>Malwarebytes</u></a>

* Double-click mbam-setup.exe and follow the prompts to install the program.
* At the end, be sure a checkmark is placed next to Update Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware and Launch Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware, then click Finish.
* If an update is found, it will download and install the latest version.
* Once the program has loaded, select Perform Quick Scan, then click Scan.
* When the scan is complete, click OK, then Show Results to view the results.
* Be sure that everything is checked, and click Remove Selected. That is if anything is detected.

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