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 Post subject: Malware on frehs XP Mode install with AVG (free)
PostPosted: Wed Aug 15, 2012 8:13 pm 
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At work, I did a fresh install of XP Mode onto a Win7 machine (right out of the box, pretty much). We loaded the AV software onto the host OS (Win7) and did Windows updates. Then installed XP Mode and then AVG (Free) on the VM. Now, AVG is reporting rootkits.

Has anyone had this issue with AVG and XP Mode. This machine has not been on the Internet, except for doing Windows Update in Windows 7....

I'm thinking false-positive because the host OS needs to hook into the VM in some fashion, and that AVG is seeing this "hook in" as malicious/a rootkit.

Suggestions or ideas? I may try another AV app just to make sure, but AVG has been very good to me so far (for computers where I don't care to pay for a full blown security suite--particularly on gaming computers or testbed machine).


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 Post subject: Re: Malware on frehs XP Mode install with AVG (free)
PostPosted: Fri Aug 17, 2012 11:22 am 
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I have been using Microsoft Essentials with no problem, you may want to try that in place of AVG.

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 Post subject: Re: Malware on frehs XP Mode install with AVG (free)
PostPosted: Mon Aug 20, 2012 5:20 am 
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Did you use this page to download the 500 meg program?

http://www.microsoft.com/windows/virtua ... nload.aspx

If not, I think you downloaded a bogus program loaded with virus.

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