I ran a full AVG scan, the full version, mind, and nothing was reported as being amiss. I immediately ran an Immunet full scan. The Immunet scan picked up these loathsome beasties: W32.Downloader(s)
I have since conducted numerous tasks set by the AVG chaps re, diagnostic scans, etc, etc. I was cheerfully informed, after hours of different scans, farting about, that my PC was 'Infection Free'. Erm, yes, I already know this: Immunet have quarantined the four (4) intruders that you [AVG] failed to detect.
My question to AVG: How can my fully-paid-up AVG, a giant of the anti-virus race, be beaten hand down by Immunet Protect, a Jason of the free-ware tribe?
This is the answer, after rephrasing my question numerous times, that I received:
"Possibly the infected objects were not detected by AVG because they
are not in our virus definitions at the moment. There are a lot of new
virus samples every day and even if we try to do our best, there could
be an undetected infection."
I asked how I was expected to have any confidence in the multi-faceted AVG Web of Protection in the future? How could Goliath be slain oh so easily?
I was seriously consider jumping ship completely and getting the Immunet full version. I prowl around and find more than one post complaining, quite understandably,that the full version wasn't as reliable (slowed down the PC) as the free version.
In a nut: has anyone got any idea why Immunet's Virus Definitions Database is more up to date and effective than the AVG whole-kit-kaboodle-and-the-kitchen-sink version.
Keep it Clean!