use heuristics in AVG tick box

  hugh-265156 01:46 13 Jul 2003

i have noticed a strange quirk with my AVG antivirus.every so often when i open open AVG control center the use heuristics box is unchecked.i have to keep ticking it every so often.

it stays ticked for anything up to a few days and then i have to tick it again.

im using the latest version 6.0.500 and virus database 298.

just a quirk i noticed,it all works ok an has saved me a few times.

anybody else get this or similar?

  The Sack 01:57 13 Jul 2003

Resident shield doesnt use heuristic scaning as it causes many false positives, it is only used for a full scan :)

  hugh-265156 02:00 13 Jul 2003

why is there an option to tick it then?

  The Sack 02:03 13 Jul 2003

Cos it is free, dont worry about it life is too short.

  hugh-265156 02:06 13 Jul 2003


  powerless 02:08 13 Jul 2003

I'm going to install AVG, thought i would tell you ;-))

  The Sack 02:10 13 Jul 2003

Look at it this way, have you had a virus on your PC?

In all honestly mate i have used AVG6 for nearly 4 years, the option you described has done that since day one and only once have i had a virus and it caught it as soon as i started to unzip the file, so i suppose i didnt have a virus did i? being vigilant is as imprortant as the AV program you use innit :)

  The Sack 02:11 13 Jul 2003

you can click here to safely test you AV software

  hugh-265156 02:59 13 Jul 2003

i dont need to test it.i know it works. i have never had a problem with AVG as i have said its saved me more than once before.

i would recommend it to anybody.i used to use norton and it was good to but AVG is a lot less intrusive ,it just does its very happy.

it was only an observation.

  The Sack 03:10 13 Jul 2003

AVG wont be free for much longer so enjoy it :-
Testing it is a good idea though, people say Ah its good cos i aint never had a virus, well if you aint never had one how do you know it works?

(not aimed at you BTW)

  Mango Grummit 10:45 13 Jul 2003

....and, equally, if you have had one and your AV has not detected it then you don't know it doesn't work either.

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