AVG Reports “WinPatrol 2012” as a virus
If you’re a AVG customer you may see the following screen when installing WinPatrol 2012. Fear not. This is what we commonly call a “false positive”. I have contacted our friends at AVG and await their response. Most companies will fix this kind of error quickly.
WinPatrol will run along with AVG but this screen incorrectly identifies one of our programs as a virus. I can assure you WinPatrolEx.exe is not a virus. To verify our safety I tested our program against other Anti-Virus programs using a great service called VirusTotal.com. Ironically, we found one other little known security program also mistaking WinPatrol as a trojan but the other 41 respectable programs acknowledge that WinPatrol is safe.
It appears a large group of users run both WinPatrol and AVG so hopefully we’ll hear back soon from AVG and they’ll offer a solution.