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    Default AVG blocked threat after update.

    I have just downloaded and installed the latest update (21GB).
    When it finished AVG virus protector reported the following
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    Has anyone else had similar?
    What should I do, create an exception and allow 2020 to run?
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    Hi John, I wouldn’t worry about it. Obviously we know FlightSimulator.exe is safe, but I’ve just googled it (but didn’t specify flight sim)
    I found some posts on a forum, in regards to a different reputable software title, which AVG came up with the same thing.
    They are saying it’s a “false positive”. They also recommend to update AVG so the error shouldn’t happen again.

    “Thank you for letting us know the status. IDP generic means that the detection was detected by a Identity Protection detection component and it is a generalized file that got detected. This can either be a false positive as well which happened due to an out dated definitions and got fixed after updating AVG”

    I think you are safe to add flight sim as an exception.


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    Thanks Steve
    I really didn't think that there would be a threat with a MS product but I was once 'stung' so badly (years ago) that I ended up having to reformat and reinstall everything.
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    No worries. Better safe than sorry.
    You might find that simply updating AVG will sort it anyway, without having to add MSFS as an exception


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    Quote Originally Posted by g7rta View Post
    No worries. Better safe than sorry.
    You might find that simply updating AVG will sort it anyway, without having to add MSFS as an exception


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    The obvious choice would be to rely on that same Microsoft to provide virus protection, not some third party provider KNOWN for its inability to cope with `our` - or anybodys - software setup... AVG is baloney!

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    Actually I don't know why I still have AVG installed as I also have Malwarebytes protecting my PC.
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    Even Windows Defender does a good job nowadays, or so some say.

    Mind you.. two or three months ago I had a problem in that Microsoft’s own Windows Defender was blocking Microsoft Flight Sim, stopping it from running. That’s all been sorted now though.


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    Windows Defender, plus the additional security Microsoft has been building into Windows, does work pretty well and is likely good enough for most people. All anti-virus programs will have false positives from time to time, but AVG seems to feature a little more often than most. Maybe because it has been free for a long time and thus used more widely, though I'm not sure that entirely accounts for all of it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jparnold View Post
    Actually I don't know why I still have AVG installed as I also have Malwarebytes protecting my PC.
    Is the Malwarebytes you have installed the full payware version or just the free scanner, if it's the former then you should not have 2 anti virus software packages installed and running together.

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    Many years ago, while running XP I used antivirus programs, but when memory availability became tight under XP, I uninstalled AVG and over the last ten or fifteen years I never re-installed any antivirus program and I've never had a problem.

    IMO this antivirus prattle is 99.99% hype, it gives tech writers something to write about while receiving "gifts" and kickbacks from the vendors of anti-malware programs for spreading paranoia.

    I actually consider anti-malware programs to be malware, they all have built in advertising, they all are memory and resource hogs and they all interfere with the normal use of the computer. The McAfee and Peter Norton crap are completely over the top in selling paranoia and delivering malware. I remember way way back, in the days before windows, when Peter Norton provided some very useful utilities, but then he sold his name to the mercenaries and he has had no connection to Peter Norton "protection" for probably 20 years now. The idea of buying "security" from a Russian firm (Kaspersky), sounds like complete insanity to me.

    I have never had any negative consequences from opting out and I am not really all that cautious in my internet usage. Although I don't open unknown E-mail and there are some sites I won't go to because they appear disreputable, I do do things like calling up Pirate Bay once in a while.

    Only after deciding to get MSFS2020, which made abandoning my trusted Windows 7 installation necessary, have I again used a anti-virus program: Windows Defender. Windows Defender of course comes bundled with Windows 10 and all the accounts I have read tell me that it is very effective, PC Magazine calls it "pretty darn good".

    If I ever become a billionaire or a noted political figure who invites targeted attacks, I'll look into more security, but as it is I'll use Windows Defender, and I only do that because it's already there.
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