malickie wrote:Seriously any of you having issues with AV I am assuming are using Nortin and McAfee both of which are very notorious for having really cruddy results of what is an actual virus and what is not. Anyway AVG which I recommend to any of my customers has yet to say this is a virus or any sort of virus. I have been a computer tech for 15 years.
Agreed on Norton(Symantec) and McAfee(Now owned by Intel, maybe it will improve).....
However AVG and its "false positives" having fits with perfectly legitimate files like game .exe's (and I mean major games like FEAR), are the reason I dropped it after about 2-3 months. It also had fits with Project Torque, repeatedly crashing when the game was running.
I went from using paid AV programs like Trend Micro, Bit Defender, NOD32 and Kaspersky(in that order) to AVG Free, then quickly to Avast! Free which I am still using 4 years(or so) later. I left Kaspersky with 8 months left on my subscription.
Every one I have used is prone to false positives. But for a free A/V Avast! has been one of the best I've used, even compared to the paid ones. It's what I recommend and install when doing builds or reinstalling Windows for Friends/Family. The recent changes to Avast 5 have made the free registration even easier and more convenient.
On topic: I have AC3 filter installed and only occasionally have videos that have no sound or super slowed down sound(The Sorcerer's Apprentice for example) I just let them fully buffer then watch in VLC.
And I get my downloads of VLC from http://www.videolan.org/vlc/
The actual site, from one of the mirrors listed.