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What to do with the file which is not handled by AVG or Windows Defender?

I have installation pacakge en_biztalk_server_2016_developer_x64_dvd_9520931 and it contains file ...Utilities/ReplacePublicKeyToken/ReplacePKT.vbs and AVG is scanning this file for tens of hours, it ...
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Windows won't Restart, can't access Task Manager or launch certain Programs

I recently encountered the problem that Windows 10 hangs on restarting and shutdown. I have to turn off the machine my the power button. I also can't launch Windows task manager. I've tried a safe ...
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How to get rid of AVG Watchdog & AGVAmps services Win 7

First time poster here so please be kind! Been having a few problems with my mouse the last couple days & while investigating the problem I happened on these two services in my task manager... "...
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How to permanently kill steam client bootstrapper

I have the following situation in my task manager: I don't know what kind of app it is, but definitely not Steam client bootstrapper because I didn't install it and also can't uninstall it. If I try ...
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are these file paths safe?

I ran an AVG scan on my macbook and it quarantined the following path(s), are they safe ? /private/var/db/uuidtext/27/5C90F7E4A93732B3C1B576AF6DA7D5 /private/var/db/uuidtext/CE/...
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Potential Virus Undetected by AVG?

recently some files have been showing up (only 2 as far as im aware) in our families old laptop. most of the others aren't concerned about them, nor do they care, the laptop is years old and close to ...
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AVG suspecting MSBuild and VBCSCompiler as viruses, blocking me from compiling in VisualStudio

AVG is suspecting that MSBuild.exe and VBCSCompiler.exe are viruses when I try to compile a C# project in Visual Studio. This has suddenly started happening. I have added both exe's to the ...
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AVG scans “Installer” folder on each boot. Can I disable it?

I found my PC boots pretty slow, so I used Windows Performance Toolkit to profile boot process. What I found is "avgrsa.exe" reads every single file in "Installer" folder. This folder is used by ...
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How can I get rid of “Trojan:Win32/Manrele.G!cl”? [duplicate]

Windows Defender pops up every 30 seconds or so and says it has removed malware called "Trojan:Win32/Manrele.G!cl". Obviously it's missing something, or this wouldn't keep happening. I'm running ...
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AVG update january 2017 more than 1.5GB?

I installed NetLimiter to see broadband usage because I noticed that in last 5 days I spent 20Gb while I normally spend so much in whole month. After instaling it I noticed that just today c:/program ...
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how do I create an AVG bootable USB device from Linux?

Per AVG instructions on creating a bootable USB device: Using the RAR/ZIP archive to create a USB bootable device To create a USB flash drive variant of AVG Rescue CD, you will need to do the ...
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Unable to uninstall AVG after rollback to Windows 7 from Windows 10

I recently rolled back to Windows 7 Professional after upgrading to Windows 10, using to 'Go Back to Windows 7' option in Windows 10. Since then, whenever Windows 7 starts, AVG Antivirus (Free ...
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unwanted chinese/korean program installed unable to remove it from any where

members some unknown Chinese program has uninstalled in my system I have tried many antivirus and malware removal programs without any clue as what this program is. Finally I am posting a screenshot ...
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where can I find a Locky Ransomware virus samples?

I need a locky ransomware virus sample to test it on VM for my project. Where can I get one working sample ?(Any microsoft word or excel files would work)
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AVG Uninstallation Vault

Will clicking "Remove Virus Vault Contents" during the AVG uninstallation removal process permanently delete the contents in the Virus Vault from the computer, or remove them from the vault by ...
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AVG errors (freezing, not emptying vault, etc.)

Every time I open the AVG GUI, it works fine. Until I click something. For example: Scan Now. When I do click it, the GUI just crashes. Eventually it turns fine, until a few seconds after. Not ...
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No connection to Router(Lan,Wan) after installing AVG 2016 and/or Updating windows

Well..i know there have been questions like this one all over su but none have an actual solution.. so ill just give a cleaner explanation of what i did and how i did it.. Installed clean w7 Ultimate ...
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After removing AVG 2015 Windows Defender will not start

System: Windows Pro 8.1 After removal of AVG 2015, Windows Defender fails to start. When attempting to start Windows Defender via the UI It fails to start with error 0x8007139f When attempting to ...
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Disable process with sc config not allowed

I'm learning penetration testing and tried to disable the watchdog processes of AVG 2015 Antivirus Free on the target PC (Windows XP SP3 running in VirtualBox) with the commands: C:\WINDOWS\system32&...
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How to stop a driver from running in Windows PE

My computer has unfortunately succumb to an error caused by AVG Anti-virus and upon boot of my computer it tells me that certain .sys files are either corrupted or missing. Upon searching the ...
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Windows 7 AVG and Left 4 Dead

I have a father who won't allow video games at all. I managed to get a CD version of left 4 dead working perfectly on one laptop, but when I have another with avg, I run into an issue. It immediately ...
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Can AVG 2015's Online Shield be used Chrome (and not give NET::ERR_CERT_DATE_INVALID)?

I am using AVG 2015. If I enable Online Shield, websites that use some of Google's API's (including StackExchange sites) become unavailable and start displaying a NET::ERR_CERT_DATE_INVALID error ...
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Cancel AVG through task manager gives “Access Denied”

When I start up my computer (windows 7), AVG starts up. Usually this isnt a bad thing, but recently it's been taking up close to 40 percent of the listed CPU according to task manager. When I right-...
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Can i get virus/trojan from cracked software when my windows is installed with avg 2015 [closed]

One of my colleages says that he is free from virus/trojan from cracked softwares as long as the PC has AVG 2015 free edition installed. Is it correct?
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Can't access internet after installing antivirus

I'm using Windows 8.1 Pro - 64 bit. Today, I installed AVG Internet Security 2015 on my laptop, but afterwards, I can't access the internet. I use a WiFi connection, but after installation, my laptop ...
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Does AVG Outlook add-on scan drafts?

I'm trying to figure out whether or not the AVG Outlook add-on scans drafts, but I can't find any documentation about this, or any kind of log which indicates when scans are being run. Can anyone ...
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Deleting secure search malware [duplicate]

How do I delete secure search (AVG virus) malware? I am using Firefox as my browser. I am able to bypass it when it appears on start up, but I cannot find and completely remove this irritation?
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Does FileZilla contain a virus?

I downloaded FileZilla from SourceForge on February 16, install was OK, but recently my antivirus said that the file contains a virus (MalSign.Generic.550). Previously there was no notification about ...
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AVG antivirus free repeatedly detects my own program as a virus

More or less every time I start my program from Visual C# 2010 Express, AVG pops up saying it's found a virus. My program is a game and doesn't even access the filesystem! Apparently the reason is "...
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AVG Internet Security 2014 gets stuck at 99% during scan

I run a scan every night with AVG and in the morning I notice that lately it has been getting stuck at 99%. I can't stop or pause the scan, I have to restart my computer. It doesn't seem to keep ...
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Remove Virus certificate attachments from Emails

When I'm receiving emails from PC having AVG antivirus, it's coming with virus certificate attachment file, to prove that there is no virus inside the email. I want to remove all those certificate ...
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Issues with avg

I have windows 7 64 bit, avg internet security 2013, and malwarebytes pro. I don't know if i should ask it here or on security.SO, feel free to migrate it if you feel it does not belong here. I'll use ...
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If I Install AVG Security Suite, will it automatically Install the Toolbar & Search Engine?

Can I Install AVG without having it install the POS toolbar and search engine?
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AVG SiteSafety plugin took over Chrome, how do I get rid of it?

Whenever I open a new tab, I get this awful new tab page from AVG SiteSafety. Not sure how it got there, but I can't get rid of it. I deleted it from my extensions by going: Settings -> Extensions -...
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What does an AVG “False alarm” message mean?

My question is about the category of AVG alerts which contain the text "False alarm", such as the one that appears in this old forum thread: http://forums.avg.com/us-en/avg-forums?sec=thread&act=...
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Configure AVG free to work with logmein.com free [closed]

The Logmein.com free version works with my windows 8 pro pc. But when I install AVG free, it stops working. The logmein icon on the taskbar appears with a red 'x' next to it. When I click 'switch on ...
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remove AVG Secure Search

I am running a Dell laptop computer with a Windows 7 Professional operating system. I have Google Chrome and Internet Explorer installed. When I open Internet Explorer the home page I get is a ...
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Lost internet history now only have computer history Windows 7, IE9

I have always been able to view internet history but suddenly I only have computer history, I'm sure it is recent as if I go back 2 or 3 weeks then I can see the internet history but this last week ...
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What is the AVG Search Bar?

Lately I was surprised to see AVG Search take over my home page which used to be the default Google search page. I managed to remove this strange thing, but I am not sure how it got in with all of ...
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Sending email with Windows 8 Mail (Modern UI) being blocked by AVG Firewall

I've setup my Outlook.com email address in Windows 8 Mail (Modern UI) but is unable to send and receive emails when my AVG Internet Security 2012 Business Edition's Firewall is enable. When I ...
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Are these ads in AVG Antivirus normal?

My Windows XP PC started acting strange and I am right now actually in Linux running off of a USB drive. I am running Avast under Linux and it has discovered some viruses on my XP drive. Some of the ...
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AVG (free) plus what? [closed]

I D/L'ed AVG free. What other protection should I use? I am setting up a Win7 64bit system.
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AVG Free Anti Virus - do not track, but who is good / bad? [closed]

The recent version of AVG free features "do not track". There are Ad and Analytic networks I can disable in my browser. Basically I like this feature. What I wonder is, how do I decide who are the ...
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What is JavaScript Obfuscation and why is it a threat?

AVG was recently telling me that a webpage was blocked because of JavaScript Obfuscation. Why was the webpage blocked and what exactly does that mean?
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Can't uninstall AVG Antivirus 2011

When I try to uninstall AVG Antivirus, I get the message Associated with Another Application I looked at "Task Manager" → "Processes" and stopped all related processes, but it didn't help. ...
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How do I temporarily turn off AVG Antivirus?

I run AVG Antivirus (version 8.5, I believe). Now I want to install "Dragon Naturally Speaking", a speech recognition software. During installation I'm told that I need to temporarily disable my ...
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IE 9 home page is hijacked by avg

I definitely know how to change the home page in Internet Explorer (Tools -> Options -> General). The problem is, no matter what I put there, it never changes. Stop/restart Internet Explorer and ...
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BSOD (possibly AVG 2012 related?)

Yesterday I experienced a very slow start-up. Today I got a BSOD. I am using Windows 7, x64, on a Toshiba Satellite A660-11M and have not tinkered with the hardware recently (changed HDD a few months ...
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How do I remove the “System Fix” Virus [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What to do if my computer is infected by a virus or a malware? My parents computer have apparently contracted a virus named "System Fix" I have diagnosed this from ...
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How can I install AVG Anti Virus on a computer without internet connection?

I downloaded AVG Anti Virus on one computer and tried to copy it to a stand alone computer but it says that I need to connect to the internet. Is there a way to bypass the proxy and the need of ...