AVG Email checking

  Sirpad 13:34 03 Oct 2005

I recently acquired AVG and have a few questions.

1. It marks just about every email as spam?

2. It randomly marks every email as having an attachment whether it does or not.

3. When I used it first it would stop adverts popping up (for instance when I go into Boxerjam.com - which is great by the way..play Strike A Match) but now it doesn't.

I've looked thru lots of AVG postings and cannot find specific answers to these questions.

  Diemmess 16:38 03 Oct 2005

None of these things happen with me. AVG runs quietly in the background and apart from the automatic updates I see no signs of it.

Are you sure it is AVG and not your firewall, or perhaps a conflict with incompletely removed AV of another parentage?

  Sirpad 22:16 03 Oct 2005

Thanks Diem. I don't think so. I don't have any other software running in the background and I have no firewall.

  Belatucadrus 01:00 04 Oct 2005

1) Seems unlikely that AVG is the culprit as it doesn't incorporate spam filters, who is your ISP ? Many like Wanadoo have incorporated their own somewhat draconian spam detection filters that seem to mark almost anything as spam.

2) May have something with AVG adding a message to the e-mail confirming it's clean status.

3) Again I don't think this is down to AVG as it doesn't incorporate a pop up blocker. What browser are you using ?

  Sirpad 14:04 05 Oct 2005

Thanks guys...AVG may not have a spam filter but it does put most .zip files into the vault and it takes it's time about it too. I agree about it not having a pop up blocker Belatuc...I think I must have imagined it did.
I've actually turned it off now because it seems to take a long time doing whatever it's doing. It's possible I got an old version from the shop that installed it on my machine.
I think I'm going to give NOD32 a try. I hear it also does Adware and Spyware and although some people have slammed it, the general view is that it's quite good.....

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