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AVG and eTrust AV---one more time

XP Home
2.4 gig
256 MB Ram
Road Runner Cable

1. EZ Trust Anti Virus is prime---AVG installed on hard drive, but not active.
2. I run the Etrust AV (Ver. 6.2.1.1) on a file containing EICAR.com and it reports a virus as it should, however it then tells me, in a pop-up, to run AVG to remove the virus!

Does anyone else have this combination and do they get the same results or can anyone explain this behavior?

Thanks

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Re: AVG and eTrust AV---one more time

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Unless someone comes on to explain that, it might be best to send your question to the EZ AV folks.

My version of EZ does not direct me to AVG.

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What does your version do when it picks up on a virus---or a test virus like EICAR?

I have only used eTrust a few days and switched to the CA product because Road Runner included it and their software firewall for free for a year.

I thought this forum might be a quicker and more unbiased source of information---

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With my version of EZ AV (6.2.0.2Cool

If I attempt to access an EICAR file I get two popups.

The first shows access to file denied.

The second suggest running a scan.
There is nothing to indicate who's scanner to run so I'll assume it means to run the EZ AV on demand scanner.

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I have and use both

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AVG and EZ Trust - I run EZ Trust to provide my real time anti virus protection. I disable "resident shield" in AVG, this allows it to protect my email ( I like the notation at the end of all of my outgoing emails "This email is certified virus free..etc) I have never had EZ Trust refer me to AVG if it found a problem using this configuration.I keep AVG up to date and disable EZ Trust and run a system scan a couple of times a month. Hope this helps.

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Re: I have and use both

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Interesting---and thanks to both for the inputs.

I believe I will keep both AV progsrams and live with what eTrust wants to do if it finds something amiss.

Badabing's method looks fine to me.

Thanks again--

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