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Message 1387567 - Posted: 4 Jul 2013, 9:30:56 UTC - in response to Message 1387120.

Never had trouble like this before. They may have Jumped The Shark with this Version 7.

The problem is with AVG, not BOINC.


I reported the executable file path name to AVG. Maybe they will get it all sorted out.


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Message 1387572 - Posted: 4 Jul 2013, 10:07:32 UTC - in response to Message 1387389.
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[quote]For the people wondering about how to add the BOINC Data directory to their anti virus program, see http://boincwiki.mundayweb.com/index.php?title=Add_the_BOINC_Data_directory_to_the_exclusions_of_my_antivirus_program.

That works. Not exactly the same sequence in AVG Internet Security 2013, but close enough.
Thank yuh verri much!
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Message 1387609 - Posted: 4 Jul 2013, 13:58:25 UTC - in response to Message 1387572.

Not exactly the same sequence in AVG Internet Security 2013, but close enough.

if I can find a trial version of that, I'll add it to the list. There's only 24 AVs missing from my list. ;-)
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Message 1388107 - Posted: 5 Jul 2013, 20:41:53 UTC

Using AVG Free, I got the following:

Threat: General behavioral detection
Object name: c:\ProgramData\Boinc\projects\setiathome.berkeley.edu\AP6_win_x86_SSE2_OpenCL_NV_r1843.exe
Severity: Medium
State: Secured
Identified by: Identity Protection
Date: 6/20/2013, 8:59:03 AM

Although it was complaining about the Lunatics version I wonder if it's the same problem being discussed.

NOTE: It was the Identity Protection feature that complains about the program -- not the AV scanner.
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Message 1388115 - Posted: 5 Jul 2013, 20:55:07 UTC

Please disregard my previous post. I didn't read the thread thoroughly enough to see that somebody finally realized it was the Identify Protection feature of AVG that was doing the complaining -- not the virus scanning features.

My bad.
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