Very strange virus positive

July 14, 2011 at 11:19:30
Specs: Windows XP, core 2 duo / 2gig
When I type (and only this exact sentance) into google "how do i know if my pc is infected?" I get a virus warning from AVG

Exploit Rogue Scanner (type 1910)

AVG says

Process name: firefox.exe
Process ID: 2440

What is this? Is google doing something funny because it seems to be from them.

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July 14, 2011 at 11:34:04
Guys I have tried this on 2 different PC's, one with windows xp 32 and one with win7 64 and AVG detects and stops a threat on both.

I really think google is doing something dodgey!

Please if you have AVG type 'how do i know if my pc is infected?'

You have to put it into googles toolbar

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July 14, 2011 at 12:12:12
# 1 get rid of google toolbar, you don't need it anyways.
Then I would suggest uninstalling avg USING revo uninstaller. Now re-install AVG.

My other suggestion would be to uninstall AVG and switch to Avast Free
Much better real-time protection as well as no scheduled updates daily...

Some HELP in posting on plus free progs and instructions Cheers

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July 14, 2011 at 12:18:42
Well thanks but I'd like to know what is being detected?

Can someone else please try to replicate this problem?

Also a toolbar comes as standard with FF so...

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July 14, 2011 at 12:25:55

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July 14, 2011 at 12:28:43
Same in IE when using google toolbar

I just noticed it happens sometimes when I type it straight into google. Please try installing avg and do it

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July 14, 2011 at 12:56:27

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July 14, 2011 at 13:00:44
Or maybe Avast is oblivious to what is happening?

How can AVG get a false positive from a search?

I really think google is trying to add some kind of spyware or cookie or something for its advertising to give people antivirus adds.

Isn't anyone out there using AVG??????

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July 14, 2011 at 13:35:48
OK I have now gone to a different house and tried it on someone elses computer with google chrome (by typing the above sentance straight into the address bar which acts as google search) and same thing, threat blocked by AVG.

It's very strange that a topic as interesting and important as this has only got one guy posting.

Can someone who cares/knows what they are doing please install AVG and try this out?

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July 14, 2011 at 13:52:34
ever feel like you are beating an old horse? People do not just install a useless AV to see if there is a problem.

Some HELP in posting on plus free progs and instructions Cheers

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July 14, 2011 at 13:57:40
You need to think logically.

It's not that AVG simply doesn't like the search sentance, something is happening when I type that sentance into google, meaning google is doing something.

Even if it is adding a cookie that should not be allowed, all I am doing is asking it for search results, I am not click on one of its adds.

Get it?

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July 14, 2011 at 23:48:42
i guess noone cares

im going to do what everyone says and switch to avast

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July 15, 2011 at 17:24:09
The helpers who come to this website do this in their spare time for free. It is unlikely that anyone will want to install AVG or any other program on their computers. If we did this for everone we wouldn't have any spare time.

"i guess noone cares" will not even be seen if nobody happens to open this post - that's how it goes sometimes, so it's a pointless remark.

Someone might come along who has AVG and Google toolbar, although they are likely to avoid responding in case they get insults.

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July 21, 2011 at 14:11:48
hey, sorry lol I just realised, I did not mean to post that here. I was posting here and on the AVG forum... That post was meant for the AVG forum :D

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July 21, 2011 at 15:36:19
OK, understood, thanks for explanation.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks

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