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Facedown98

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Hi! I just tried the test listed here: http://www.tech-pro.net/howto_000.html and I did it when I had Norton about a week ago, and I just tried it out now with AVG (my new protector), and it didn't catch the script... Norton wouldn't let me save the file, but AVG did! :whistling: When I told AVG to scan the file, it found the virus, but I'm concerned that it let it come through! Can can I do now?! Any way to increase the security level or something?! :blink:
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This is AVG's behaviour. It never has scanned files before download. If you was to try and run the downloaded file though, then you would be blocked from using it. Other programs do scan before you have chance to click Save, AVG is not one of them.
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Alright, so does anyone think this is a serious issue, or am I making too much out of this?
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If you'd downloaded it and managed to run it a few times and AVG did not report it, THEN it would be time to worry. :whistling:
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If you would like a more secure AV program which is still free and is updated more frequently, try Avast Antivirus Home Edition:

http://www.avast.com...ast_4_home.html
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Well, the bad thing is that I just bought AVG Pro... So I really don't want to switch again... I just wanted to know if this slip in the auto-protect was a serious issue or if it doesn't matter.
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There is no "slip". AVG offers "auto-protect" and on-access scanning. It has never included scanning files before download, a feature you find on most other packages.

But you would be told if a file contained a virus when you tried to run it, just not when you download it.
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So if it runs iteself like typical virus behavior, you're saying that it would catch it. This is not dangerous in the least.
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