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post #11 of 35
all antivirus software detects false positives
there should be an ignore option for them
post #12 of 35
Huh, funny. My roommate has AVG and it detected a virus in the .exe of his game Titan Quest just 2 days ago. We hadn't played that game it a couple months either. He ended up letting AVG delete it and had Steam re-download the files.

On a side note to MSE, it game me a false positive before. Thought an animated .gif was a virus -.- Back to Nod32 I went
 
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post #13 of 35
Thread Starter 
AVG updated yesterday evening, I wonder if that's the cause of the problem here.
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post #14 of 35
Turn off that stupid heuristic crap; it hardly ever finds real viruses, just false positives.
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post #15 of 35
Crysis 2 also throws up a flag with avg.Just another false positive,don't worry about it.
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post #16 of 35
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Originally Posted by Hoodcom View Post
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.
Upload the files to Virustotal and see what other AVs say?
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post #17 of 35
Wow what a coincidence this just happened to me this morning. My daily scheduled scan happened and all of a sudden 2 of my .exe game files came up as infected. Games that have been installed for months. I figured it was a false positive. AVG doing its' part to scare off those who pirate!!
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post #18 of 35
ok, im sorry but i have to say this, as it is from my experience:

AVG is the only anti-virus program that is a virus... i always install Avast home free on mine and client machines. never had a single problem. i just have it run in the background and disable all the noises it makes. all it will tell you is a message with virus found, but you can disable the notifications
post #19 of 35
What's the point in an AV when you would have no idea when and what files are viruses? Also, saying AVG is a virus is short-sighted and accentuates your inexperience with technology.
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post #20 of 35
It's called a false positive, and usually the only way an anti virus reads a game .EXE as a virus is if it's a cracked .EXE.

Me thinks OP is lying.
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