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    i download a crack for a program, and scanned it with both avg and nod32 to see if any had picked up viruses on the crack. i found that avg had picked out that the crack had a virus (Trojan) and that nod32 detected that there was nothing wrong with the file. which one do i trust avg or nod32.

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    I personally would go with nod32, I've heard that AVG has a habit of picking up cracks as trojans. Also I had AVG anti-virus a couple of years ago and it missed a virus which nuked my computer so since then I don't trust them at all. If you're worried I'd suggest maybe downloading some other anti-spyware programs and running it through them or just not installing the cracked program at all.

    btw I'm not an IT professional and there are some really knowledgeable members on this board that can probably offer better advice then me

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    go with nod32 - i've used it for three years and had no problems with viruses ! though it can be a little technical for some people ! but i had did have problems with AVG once or twice ! but in the end it's a personal choice what works for you !

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    Quote Originally Posted by sear View Post
    I personally would go with nod32, I've heard that AVG has a habit of picking up cracks as trojans. Also I had AVG anti-virus a couple of years ago and it missed a virus which nuked my computer so since then I don't trust them at all. If you're worried I'd suggest maybe downloading some other anti-spyware programs and running it through them or just not installing the cracked program at all.

    btw I'm not an IT professional and there are some really knowledgeable members on this board that can probably offer better advice then me
    Im no It pro either but your advice is sound AVG does detect alot of cracks as viruses !









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    Trust Jotti's malware scan
    http://virusscan.jotti.org/

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    use nod32 and u will not have any problems..avg sometimes say that some file is virus but its not and that is know issuse with avg.

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    I had AVG long time ago, but then i switched to NOD32 and am very happy with it. So i vote for nod32 too

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    There is a site that can scan with about 7 or 8 ? Programs to help you decide , I would lean towards Nod even tho I'v never used it but have read glowing reviews about it on this forum .

    Link : http://www.virustotal.com/resultado....f4df73bf52b835

    You just upload the file in question and it scans with a few different programs .

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    I know for a fact that AVG anti-virus is deliberately targeting keygenerators as having trojans when they do not. They think their doing the corporate community a favor, because if you are setup to scan at night when your pc is on 24/7, all your keys will eventually get quarantined and after 30days or what ever you have set for the quarantine hold time they will be deleted. AVG doesn't inform you in the morning it has quarantined a bunch of your keys and they hope you will not notice and they will be deleted.

    I once gave Grisoft the run of my computer and trusted them, but I would not touch any of their software with a virtual 10 foot pole now.

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    Definitely Nod32 over AVG. AVG really killed my system last time, with its poor security. I'm using avast! anti virus though, with a weekly scan from Spybot S&D.

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