AVG anti-virus changes my pop3 settings

Discussion in 'Computer Support' started by JC, Jul 8, 2004.

  1. JC

    JC Guest

    I use AVG anti-virus which is the best I have seen so far and trust me, I
    have tried them all.
    The problem is that the anti-virus software keeps changing my pop3 setting
    to "locahost" and my advanced settings as well.
    Does anyone know how to solve this problem?
    Cheers.
    Young Hova.
    JC, Jul 8, 2004
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  2. JC

    °Mike° Guest

    On Thu, 08 Jul 2004 20:04:45 GMT, in
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    JC scrawled:

    >I use AVG anti-virus which is the best I have seen so far and
    >trust me, I have tried them all.


    Then you don't know how to tell a good product from
    a spammy, crap one.

    >The problem is that the anti-virus software keeps changing my
    >pop3 setting to "locahost" and my advanced settings as well.
    >Does anyone know how to solve this problem?


    Yes, use a decent antivirus product -- AVG is crap.

    >Cheers.
    >Young Hova.
    >


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    Alex B Guest

    Easy - you get rid of AVG and get a proper virus scanner :)



    "JC" <> wrote in message
    news:xNhHc.14449$I%...
    >I use AVG anti-virus which is the best I have seen so far and trust me, I
    > have tried them all.
    > The problem is that the anti-virus software keeps changing my pop3 setting
    > to "locahost" and my advanced settings as well.
    > Does anyone know how to solve this problem?
    > Cheers.
    > Young Hova.
    >
    >
    Alex B, Jul 8, 2004
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  4. JC

    MsyJsy Guest

    I have had this problem with NORTON (sucks) on two different machines.
    Every 2 months or so it would change the server name to NortonAntiVirus.
    First thing I did with this machine is to take off everything associated
    with symantic.
    I think they try to put too much into one box, and I would wind up with all
    kinds of problems that could be traced back to Norton.

    --
    MsyJsy
    "JC" <> wrote in message
    news:xNhHc.14449$I%...
    > I use AVG anti-virus which is the best I have seen so far and trust me, I
    > have tried them all.
    > The problem is that the anti-virus software keeps changing my pop3 setting
    > to "locahost" and my advanced settings as well.
    > Does anyone know how to solve this problem?
    > Cheers.
    > Young Hova.
    >
    >
    MsyJsy, Jul 8, 2004
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  5. JC

    Avenger© Guest

    On Thu, 08 Jul 2004 20:04:45 GMT, "JC" <> wrote:

    >I use AVG anti-virus which is the best I have seen so far and trust me



    My granny used to say `never trust a man that says trust me'.



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    Avenger©, Jul 8, 2004
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  6. "Alex B" <> wrote in message
    news:cckadr$1jc$...
    > Easy - you get rid of AVG and get a proper virus scanner :)
    >
    >
    >
    > "JC" <> wrote in message
    > news:xNhHc.14449$I%...
    > >I use AVG anti-virus which is the best I have seen so far and trust me, I
    > > have tried them all.
    > > The problem is that the anti-virus software keeps changing my pop3

    setting
    > > to "locahost" and my advanced settings as well.
    > > Does anyone know how to solve this problem?
    > > Cheers.
    > > Young Hova.


    AVG is just fine for people with a tiny amount of common sense. The £40
    'proper' virus scanners are for people too lazy, or too stupid to know what
    they are doing.

    I have never had AVG change any settings on all 8 PC's I've used it on. You
    are updating AVG manually?

    **SS**
    Secret Squrrel, Jul 8, 2004
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  7. JC

    Alex B Guest

    Telling a network administrator he can't use AV software. Nice one :p
    Never have liked AVG, probably never will. I've fixed about 4 pc's that
    were having major issues before - as soon as AVG went off the system, they
    started working again. co-incidence? doubt it. :)


    "Secret Squrrel" <> wrote in message
    news:40edb08f$0$7800$...
    >
    > "Alex B" <> wrote in message
    > news:cckadr$1jc$...
    >> Easy - you get rid of AVG and get a proper virus scanner :)
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >> "JC" <> wrote in message
    >> news:xNhHc.14449$I%...
    >> >I use AVG anti-virus which is the best I have seen so far and trust me,
    >> >I
    >> > have tried them all.
    >> > The problem is that the anti-virus software keeps changing my pop3

    > setting
    >> > to "locahost" and my advanced settings as well.
    >> > Does anyone know how to solve this problem?
    >> > Cheers.
    >> > Young Hova.

    >
    > AVG is just fine for people with a tiny amount of common sense. The £40
    > 'proper' virus scanners are for people too lazy, or too stupid to know
    > what
    > they are doing.
    >
    > I have never had AVG change any settings on all 8 PC's I've used it on.
    > You
    > are updating AVG manually?
    >
    > **SS**
    >
    >
    Alex B, Jul 8, 2004
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  8. JC

    °Mike° Guest

    On Thu, 8 Jul 2004 21:37:42 +0100, in
    <40edb08f$0$7800$>
    Secret Squrrel scrawled:

    <snip>

    >AVG is just fine for people with a tiny amount of common sense. The £40
    >'proper' virus scanners are for people too lazy, or too stupid to know what
    >they are doing.


    So, by your logic, the only antivirus worth having is one
    of the worst at finding actual viruses? Well, I know who
    I think DOESN'T have a tiny amount of common sense.

    >I have never had AVG change any settings on all 8 PC's I've used it on.


    All 8 of them? Wooo! IMPRESSIVE!

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  9. JC

    Hamman Guest

    > AVG is just fine for people with a tiny amount of common sense. The £40
    > 'proper' virus scanners are for people too lazy, or too stupid to know

    what
    > they are doing.
    >


    Bollocks! AVG is a complete pile of shite, it missed around 40 viruses which
    had found their way mysteriously onto my server. Norton >>Corporate<< found
    all of them near instantly after installation.

    However, i do agree that 'retail' solutions are total crap. Looks like its
    time for the OP to invest in NortonCorp or F-Secure

    > I have never had AVG change any settings on all 8 PC's I've used it on.

    You
    > are updating AVG manually?
    >


    LOL! You mean *if* they havent played with the update servers DNS settings
    again...

    hamman
    Hamman, Jul 8, 2004
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  10. JC

    treehugger Guest

    "JC" <> wrote in message news:xNhHc.14449$I%...
    > I use AVG anti-virus which is the best I have seen so far and trust me, I
    > have tried them all.
    > The problem is that the anti-virus software keeps changing my pop3 setting
    > to "locahost" and my advanced settings as well.
    > Does anyone know how to solve this problem?
    > Cheers.
    > Young Hova.
    >
    >


    It's supposed to do that. Your send and receive will still work as it did before. Why is it a problem?
    treehugger, Jul 8, 2004
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