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Okay, So I get up this morning to get on my laptop to find AVG Resident Shield Alert saying it detects two viruses by the same name on two of my computer games.

Sims 2 and Psychonauts.

I don't get it, I run FireFox with Adblock plus, I never go to any sites that are suspicious, only I use my computer, and I ain't downloaded anything in the last few days (let alone anything I never trust) and I just now get some odd notification here?

Does anyone know if this can be a true detection or a false detection?

I attached the screenshot of the resident shield.
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Because you don't need an anti-virus unless you download a lot of porn and illegal stuff...

I've never gotten a virus.

And yes its false, if a crack version then it will read it as a virus.. cause usually cracks reads as virus... same as beta sometimes like it deleted my friends world of tanks beta folder...
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AVG is not good..At all..That is basically your problem.
They will detect a lot of things that are viruses, but aren't really viruses.
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Did you perhaps acquire these titles through means other than putting the retail DVD in your PC?
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I can promise you those games are very legit, I own both games in retail form that I've either bought on Amazon, Ebay, or walmart in unopened containers.
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Did you perhaps acquire these titles through means other than putting the retail DVD in your PC?
Sailing into the harbor of illegitimate privateers perhaps?
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If you're certain the files originated from the publisher you can add them to the ignore list. "Heuristic" alerts don't match any specific virus signatures, only vague virus-like behavior which can be a false positive in many cases.
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Originally Posted by Darksoul844 View Post
Because you don't need an anti-virus unless you download a lot of porn and illegal stuff...

I've never gotten a virus.

And yes its false, if a crack version then it will read it as a virus.. cause usually cracks reads as virus... same as beta sometimes like it deleted my friends world of tanks beta folder...
Anti-Viruses basically are just to help you sleep at night, I use AVG, it occassionally does get false positives. Go to the control panel for AVG, go to the resident sheild and put them under the exceptions
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You could try another antivirus, like Avast for example. Try scanning the folders again to see if Avast detects them as viruses. Perhaps those exes modified some registry settings to make AVG detect them as malware.

Give it a try.
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Okay, So I get up this morning to get on my laptop to find AVG Resident Shield Alert saying it detects two viruses by the same name on two of my computer games.

Sims 2 and Psychonauts.

I don't get it, I run FireFox with Adblock plus, I never go to any sites that are suspicious, only I use my computer, and I ain't downloaded anything in the last few days (let alone anything I never trust) and I just now get some odd notification here?

Does anyone know if this can be a true detection or a false detection?

I attached the screenshot of the resident shield.
Switch to MSE!

Quote:
Originally Posted by Darksoul844 View Post
Because you don't need an anti-virus unless you download a lot of porn and illegal stuff...

I've never gotten a virus.

And yes its false, if a crack version then it will read it as a virus.. cause usually cracks reads as virus... same as beta sometimes like it deleted my friends world of tanks beta folder...
Oh you, you're funny. You've been infected, you just didn't realize it at the time or don't know it yet.
    
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