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2349 fake avg alert

A fake AVG alert made by malware.

AVG is an umbrella term for a range of antivirus and internet security software for the Microsoft Windows, Linux, and FreeBSD computing platforms, developed by AVG Technologies.

It supports Windows XP and above in Windows systems.

Features

Free edition:

  • File shield: It can do a full scan of the PC to search for suspicious files, it will contain them and the user can later delete them. It can block files that don't have a trustworthy source according to its database (If the user downloads an .exe file, the antivirus can contain it if the .exe file doesn't have a publisher that exists on its database). It can be enabled to work in real time, it can analyze the system while it is being used and detect suspicious behaviors on the spot, without the need of a scan.
  • Internet shield: It will block malicious links or stop scripts that have code that force something onto the user's computer. It can scan email attachments to check for suspicious files.

References

http://www.avg.com/us.89672

https://www.advisoryhq.com/articles/avg-review/

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