AVG and Eicar - Not impressed

  powerless 16:32 24 Dec 2003

Been using Nortons AVs to protect my PCs until now.

I only have the one license for NAV 2004 and that is installed else where.

So downloaded AVG, installed, updated and decided to throw EICAR at it. The resident shield did not pick it up and only a manual scan picked it up and it failed to delete it.

NOT impressed but am i missing a setting somewhere?


  Gaz 25 16:45 24 Dec 2003

May be some little setting.

  powerless 17:15 24 Dec 2003

Give me a clue.

  Jester2K 17:21 24 Dec 2003

AVG has always detected and deleted EICAR for me.

Where did you get it from - did you try click here??

  Jester2K 17:22 24 Dec 2003

In fact i have used EICAR to show clients what happens when their new AVG installation detects a virus and how to deal with it.

  Gaz 25 17:26 24 Dec 2003

I know ALL antiviruses detect eicar.

Try reinstalling.

  Jester2K 17:27 24 Dec 2003

"I know ALL antiviruses detect eicar."

Not ALL do - only those that agree to the test in the first place.

  denchris 17:48 24 Dec 2003

I tried your download link and PandaAV picked it up instantly and neutralised it ... thanks . ;-))

  ton 20:37 24 Dec 2003

The first time AVG detected eicar and offered to get rid. I told it to leave it. Now at manual checks it is detected but no action is taken. All seems ok to me.

  Gaz 25 21:44 24 Dec 2003

Another panda user!!

I found panda very quick and non-intrusive.

However, Mc Afee have copied the lovely pop-ups that panda has when it detects a virus.

  Gaz 25 21:45 24 Dec 2003


yeah, all the ones I know of I meant.

Should have been more clear.

prob. some unknown ones dont.

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