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Suspicious file copying [Solved]

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Hi Machivelli,

 

I replied to your message twice, posting both log files but for some reason do not see my post.

 

In any case, I installed a recent version of AVG, from March or April. Two newer versions produced the same error message. This version is in the file <avg_free_x64_all_2014_4577a7359.exe>, found on oldapps.com. As far as I could ascertain, it appears to be a safe site.

 

Re Java, it was and is disabled in my browser.

 

The machine is running ok.

 

Thank you!

 

BerDov


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So you are now protected with an old version? If yes I would recommend using a newer version, but that is your decision.

How should we proceed?

I) Clean Up
II) Installing the new version of AVG
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Thanks, Machiavelli,

 

You may remember, I did try to install the very latest AVG version a few days ago, but was getting an error message. The same error message was displayed when I tried to install the immediate last two versions.

 

A practical question. If I have a fairly new version (2014.0.4716) with a virus database updated today at 4am, what am I missing, technically?

 

Thank you!

 

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Oh ok, I thought you haven't the version from 2014. If the data base is up to date , everything should be OK.

Exercise common sense

Having security programs installed is very helpful to you, but none of them have the gift of human thought. The best way to make sure you don't get infected is to look before you leap. Be careful of what websites you visit - if a site looks suspicious, trust your instincts and get out of there. Be careful of what attachments you open in emails and files you download from websites - check them over carefully and look at the file extensions to make sure that you know what you're getting. Using peer-to-peer file sharing programs or downloading cracks and keygens is something else to avoid - the files you will be downloading are infected in the vast majority of cases, and the benefits simply aren't worth the risk to your computer.

Keep up on Windows updates

Along with keeping all of the security programs that you choose to use updated, it is also important to keep up on system updates from Microsoft, as these patch critical security vulnerabilities and help to keep you safe. Typically the windows update icon will appear in your taskbar when new updates are available, whenever you see it you should open the menu up and install the updates that are available. Although it may be an annoyance, that little bit of extra time it takes to stay updated is very well worth it instead of getting infected from an exploit and having to clean your PC again.

Slow computer?

If your computer begins to slow down again in the future for no particular reason, your first step should not be to come back to the malware forum. As your computer ages and is used, its parts wear, files and programs accumulate, and its performance speed can decrease. To restore your computer's performance to its best possible level, follow the steps in this guide written by tech expert Artellos.

Keep Safe! :thumbsup:
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Thanks, Machiavelli,

 

You were fantastic! Where do I leave a feedback?

 

I like the “gift of human thought”.

 

Thank you for the link to the guide by Artellos.

 

Have a great week!

 

BerDov


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You can post feedback here: http://www.geekstogo...to-go-feedback/ if you like. :) This would be great!

Do you have any further questions before I close this topic as solved?
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Since this issue appears to be resolved ... this Topic has been closed. Glad we could help. :)

If you're the topic starter, and need this topic reopened, please contact a staff member with the address of the thread.

Everyone else please begin a New Topic.
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