01-29-2012 01:50 PM - edited 01-29-2012 01:55 PM
I came across a situation today, would like some more light to be shedded on it, if anyone would like to help.
A friend of mine has a CA AntiVirus and also had an old Norton Internet Security subscription.
My friend deciced to use the Norton and cancel the CA Anti Virus.
Before uninstalling the CA AntiVirus, he ran a scan on his system with that and it gave about 7 threats.
He said he would like to install Norton and run scan again.
So we uninstalled CA AntiVirus and installed Norton and ran the scan.
However, we did not get any threats detected using norton.
Am just curious, is that normal?? Is there anything else my friend can try to see if there is any virus infection on his PC?
Any reply would be appreciated!! Thanks.
01-29-2012 01:56 PM
If you are testing things in the forum, we have a specific thread for that. Please check this thread out.
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01-29-2012 06:02 PM - edited 01-29-2012 06:03 PM
Every Antivirus Product have their own set of False Positives which are detected by certain AV's and some AV's ignore them.
For eg: Some advertisement toolbars were considered as threats by some AV's and some will ignore them as they are no direct threat to the PC.
If you could provide us the Details about those 7 threats it will do more good to identify the issue...
And do not lose your curiosity as it is the Seed of Discoveries....
01-31-2012 01:27 PM
Thank you all of you for replying
Unfortunately we did not get time to gather more information on the threats, and I think it could be as Subash has said!!
Would be more careful next time.
Dave, thanks for that forum info would use it from now incase of any testing.