AVG Alert

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  1. Arachnea profile image66
    Arachneaposted 8 years ago

    On my laptop, not my desktop, both of which have AVG installed, I get a warning after each transaction, "This site might be vulnerable. Sharing personal information on this site is not advised." Anyone else getting the same thing? I think it's odd. I don't recall having disabled the message on the desktop. The desktop runs Win7, the laptop Win8.

    Sometimes my puters can be worse than two-year-olds.

    1. kenneth avery profile image79
      kenneth averyposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I got conned by the AVG "FREE" download. I did download it and the action was free, but as soon as I set it up, a message appeared to UPGRADE and I followed the link. Most of the App does NOT work unless I forked over $24.99 for the activation which they did not say anything about in the beginning. So enter "Uninstall Monster," and he took care of this application of greed.

    2. Matthew Meyer profile image73
      Matthew Meyerposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      There is no issue with the site and this is a false positive.

      It appears like older versions of AVG have problems.
      There is more information here.

      1. Arachnea profile image66
        Arachneaposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Thank you. I appreciate your input. The versions are the most recent updates, but I'll definitely follow the link.

  2. shellys-space profile image60
    shellys-spaceposted 8 years ago

    Yes, I did. I was surprised but proceeded anyway.

  3. Elsie Hagley profile image73
    Elsie Hagleyposted 8 years ago

    I have no warnings or problems with my Mac OS X 10.75.
    Using Google Chrome.

    It must be a windows problem.

  4. Jayne Lancer profile image93
    Jayne Lancerposted 8 years ago
    1. Arachnea profile image66
      Arachneaposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you for the link.

  5. LindaSmith1 profile image61
    LindaSmith1posted 8 years ago

    I use AVAST now. Malware Bytes  and I pay for Trojan killer around 40 a year.

    1. kenneth avery profile image79
      kenneth averyposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks for the info.

      1. Arachnea profile image66
        Arachneaposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        I used Avast a number of years ago until it was bought out by either Norton or McAfee. I have issues with both of those company's AV products.

  6. LindaSmith1 profile image61
    LindaSmith1posted 8 years ago

    Trojan Killer has trial run.  It is worth the cost because it picks up things that AVAST and Malware bytes does not.   I use Chrome alot and when things start acting up, I run Trojan killer full scan to see what it picks up.  If some site is doing something wacky, Trojan Killer puts out this loud sound which tells you it has found something.

  7. gmwilliams profile image85
    gmwilliamsposted 8 years ago

    Many of these downloads are SUSPICIOUS. If I am uncertain, I DON'T DOWNLOAD!

  8. jmsp206 profile image63
    jmsp206posted 8 years ago

    I too had some bad experiences with AVE sometimes it's hard to know which ones are on to download.

  9. salmmm22 profile image67
    salmmm22posted 8 years ago

    Make sure you have all the updates for the computer. There are also add-ons you can download for your browser to stop flash from playing and having security loops, as well as YouTube stoppers so you are more secure and also use less of your bandwidth. Those add-ons let you hit play to activate videos or ads. Make sure your antivirus is running and up to date. Does it happen a lot or just a little? You may also have something redirecting you to fake pages.

  10. Judy Filarecki profile image71
    Judy Filareckiposted 8 years ago

    I have this happen all the time and Mathew explained that HubPages does not use the thing that is the problem. As I was reading this, I realized that it only shows up on my laptop that has the free version of AVG. It does not happen on the laptop and tower computers that I have paid versions on. Just a thought to consider.

  11. Kalafina profile image70
    Kalafinaposted 8 years ago

    AVG went so far as to keep popping up that it should be the home page search. Accidentally let it and it slowed my Mozilla down to the point where it crashed every other page. I have been using HubPages on either my Nook Color HD+ or Google Chrome as it seems to have a vendetta against it. Anyone know of an awesome free antivirus software? I used to pay for Norton but definitely do not want to return. I do have Spybot Search & Destroy.

    1. Matthew Meyer profile image73
      Matthew Meyerposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      For Windows 7 and 8.x Microsoft provides Windows Security Essentials (Windows Defender) for free.
      That is what I use on all of my Windows machines with no incident.
      http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/wind … s-download

      Make sure to remove any previous ant-virus software before you try anything new as the like to fight each other! wink

      1. Kalafina profile image70
        Kalafinaposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        My beloved Dell is  a 2007 and I got a message saying Windows no longer offered the free security as my program is too old. I dislike the new program and can't afford it monetarily at the moment. Alternate options? smile

        1. Matthew Meyer profile image73
          Matthew Meyerposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          If you have an older computer with Windows XP, then a Linux distribution might be a good option.
          Ubuntu may be a good place to start.


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