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AVG/Adware
« on: November 23, 2008, 12:16:01 PM »
 Ive been running AVG (paid-version) Internet Security on my Vista x64 pc since I built it, since my old program wasnt Vista, much less x64 compatable.
 I ran into an issue a while back where AVG detected adware.xupiter on my pc.
 Strange thing is, first AVG makes me enable UAC (which I hate) then reboot & scan again, just to remove my infections/warnings.
 Well, with this one particular adware.xupiter, AVG says (after enabling UAC) That "threats cannot be removed by average user, do I want to remove as a Power User?" Which I choose yes.
 Sometimes it then asks the same thing again  ???
 Then I get an error saying "Some infections could not be repaired".
 Basically, I cant "heal" or "move to vault"......so, it remains.
 Location of said Adware:
 HKLM\System\ControlSet002\Enum\USB\6&2025D8a0&0&000\\ConfigFlags
 I tried typing this in Google with no results. Google results on Xupiter basically shows adware that can cause pop-ups....which I havent experienced.
 I tried booting into safe-mode & running AVG.....its supposed to automatically "heal" or "move to vault", neither which it did.
 I tried running regedit, to find the problem myself, when I got to the last folder "6&2025D8a0&0&000", I highlight it, and see the file in question called "ConfigFlags". Problem is, the 4 or so subfolders under USB, along with the one I highlighted ALL have a file called "ConfigFlags".
 Along with my many concerns, theres golden rules to follow by...
 #1 "If it aint broke, dont fix it"
 #2 "If you dont know what youre doing, stay the hell out of BIOS & Registry"
 Thanks to you guys, Im no longer scared in BIOS, but dare I delete a registry entry when I have no clue? *gasp
  I guess its not too huge of an issue, as im not experiencing any major problems with my pc, other than the norm........occasional game crashes & lag/disconnect issues, but I think these are irrelevant to this.

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Re: AVG/Adware
« Reply #1 on: November 25, 2008, 10:23:36 AM »
 Should I consider DLing a second AV program verify & remove?

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Re: AVG/Adware
« Reply #2 on: November 25, 2008, 10:37:01 AM »
I recommend NOD32.  It's one of the lightest weight, fastest and best AV programs I've used.

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Re: AVG/Adware
« Reply #3 on: November 25, 2008, 08:14:58 PM »
What about one of the free online scans...just to check things out.
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Re: AVG/Adware
« Reply #4 on: November 26, 2008, 08:40:11 AM »
I think ESET has an online scanner as well as trend micro....