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AVG Doesn't pick up the trojan that other free spyware scanners do!!

By sgt. pepper ยท 5 replies
Jan 31, 2008
  1. Hello

    My AVG antispyware doesn't pick up the trojan popuper that other free spyyware scanners d ie spyware doctor, even though these other find it they wont remove it for me, AVG would, but doesn't find it scans(full, or specific). Syware doctor regester 2 as high threats with 165 infection , so i tryed with AVG and just just found some tracking cookies

    Luckily Spyhunter will do thius for me but im still worried about the AVG, the i was going to keep...

    Really worried about my laptop, any help woiuld be excellent thanks.
  2. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

    Hi sgt. pepper

    Please refer to the following:

    Viruses/Spyware/Malware, preliminary removal instructions

    My personnal belief is AVG (once updated) is perfectly fine (sorry speaking of AntiVirus)

    Please be aware that to fully scan your computer you need to run many programs, Why? Because some are:
    The list goes on

    Basically each single program experts in just one (at least) area
  3. acidosmosis

    acidosmosis TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,350

    Unfortunately there is not a single antivirus available that detects and removes all known malware and viruses. If we could only combine different softwares virus definitions, that would be brilliant. So, in reality there is really no ultimate antivirus application. I personally prefer Avast. Others prefer something else. All you can really do is pick one, and supplement that with applications such as Ad-Aware, Spybot and Hijackthis.
  4. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

    Actually acidosmosis there is one (bending the idea a little - once you check)


    But this just runs a whole bunch together in one.
  5. sgt. pepper

    sgt. pepper TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 16

    so i need to run what?? its picking up cookies but nothing else harmful, ive foun oput the trojan is from the Zlob family..... ment to be very dangerous, yet AVG doesnt pick it up. Would it make a diffence if i downloaded it whillst the trojan is on the computer?

    Many regards

    Sgt. PepperP.S just found out that Spyhunter wont remove the trojan woithout purchase

    so i need AVG to work or another program that will do it for free
  6. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

    Just run

    Viruses/Spyware/Malware, preliminary removal instructions

    Mind you cookies are not a problem, you receive a cookie on every website you go to.

    Also please don't PM me; I am happy to give you support on the forum, as many minds work better than one. And for history too
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