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    naivemelody Guest

    Default Attention AVG users -11-11-08 - another false positive...

    AVG update cripples some Windows XP systems - dated 11-11-08 - Cnet.com

    On Tuesday an update for AVG 8 suggested that a Windows system file is a Trojan horse, and users who delete the file form the system could leave their Windows XP systems endlessly rebooting or unable to reboot at all. The problem only affects users of AVG 8 products running the Dutch, French, Italian, Portuguese, and Spanish language versions of Windows XP. AVG immediately sent out a corrected update to its customers, including those using the free editions of AVG...

    http://news.cnet.com/8301-1009_3-100...CmoreStories.0
    &lt; click here for more info.<hr>AVG ID's Critical Windows File as Trojan -
    dated 11-11-08<hr>"

    An incorrect virus
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    released yesterday by the free antivirus software program AVG incorrectly identifies user32.dll as a generic Trojan, and asks users if they wanted to delete it. Don't! If you do, the PC could be sent into an infinite reboot cycle......As the economy weighs more heavily on consumers, more people will begin searching out free alternatives to subscription-based services. Get your act together, guys.&quot; <hr>Click here &gt; http://www.appscout.com/2008/11/avg_...ndows_file.php
    - for more info.<hr>A little while ago, AVG false positived ZoneAlarm firewalls. &gt; http://forums.zonelabs.org/zonelabs/...d=35879#M35879
    X-(<hr>AVG Accidentally Harms PCs - PCWorld.com - 11-11-08
    &quot;Users of AVG's virus scanner received a bit of a shock earlier this week from the antivirus program, which instructed them to delete a core Windows file that their PCs actually needed.
    AVG mistakenly believed the file, called &quot;user32.dll,&quot; contained the Trojan Horses PSW.Banker4.APSA or Generic9TBN. Users were instructed to delete it, which caused their computers to jump into an endless loop of reboot cycles....

    &gt; Click here &gt;
    http://www.pcworld.com/article/15366...harms_pcs.html
    - for more info









    Message Edited by NaiveMelody on 11-12-2008 05:59 PM

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    dawnkitty Guest

    Default Re: Attention AVG users -11-11-08 - another false positive...

    My AVG free didnt pick that up , thanks for the heads up tho

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    prof_fate Guest

    Default Re: Attention AVG users -11-11-08 - another false positive...


    <blockquote><hr>dawnkitty wrote:
    My AVG free didnt pick that up , thanks for the heads up tho
    <hr></blockquote>AVG said. &quot;The problem only affects users of the Dutch, French, Italian, Portuguese, and Spanish language versions of Windows XP.&quot;

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