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Mzee
24-09-2004, 10:40 AM
Some time ago I installed the free Anti Virus "for personal use". I was making an image of my XP with "Acronis True Image" & it stopped to inform me that there was a virus & to clear it first.
I did a virus scan on the "Options" folder where the virus was, It reported the virus but did nothing. I deleted the offending file manually.

Upon investigation I found that the Free AV only reported virae :(
I went to their website & found that there is a free full version available which had to be applied for. I did so & installed it , all is well.

If the Icon on the task bar is red with a white Umbrella you have the "demo" version. The real one has a square with yellow,black,green,red shapes on it.

Mzee
24-09-2004, 10:44 AM
You can download AVG from:-

http://free.grisoft.com/freeweb.php/doc/2/

beama
24-09-2004, 10:50 AM
two different brand of virus checkers

>if the Icon on the task bar is red with a white Umbrella
Normally this icon is for ANTIVIR (http://www.free-av.com) personal

>The real one has a square with yellow,black,green,red shapes on it
This is AVG (http://www.grisoft.com) from grisoft in either the free or pro version

whiskeytangofoxtrot
24-09-2004, 10:58 AM
> >if the Icon on the task bar is red with a white
> Umbrella
> Normally this icon is for
> ANTIVIR (http://www.free-av.com) personal
>
> >The real one has a square with
> yellow,black,green,red shapes on it
> This is AVG (http://www.grisoft.com) from
> grisoft in either the free or pro version

And both remove viruses anyway.

Sounds like maybe they were in the virus vault, or maybe in system restore or something.

Odin
24-09-2004, 11:06 AM
So did Acronis find the virus or was that your antivirus, if it was acronis then that is a cool feature not even ghost does (that I know of)

Mzee
25-09-2004, 12:19 AM
Acronis triggered Anti Virus & stopped. Anti Vir located it as a magi.... in system\options\ but would not remove it. Acronis would not allow the Image making to continue until it was removed. I removed it.
The settings in Anti Vir were Repair or move to quarantine if not repairable. It did neither.