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Re: Is aswrec.dll in avast (detected by avg as eyecandy) a virus?
« Reply #15 on: August 20, 2014, 02:17:32 PM »

If you want a second opinion, use a program like HerdProtect
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Re: Is aswrec.dll in avast (detected by avg as eyecandy) a virus?
« Reply #16 on: August 20, 2014, 02:30:29 PM »
Well I would think that in lots of cases malwarebytes will detect the same malware and even virus as a standard antivirus package and malwarebytes can run in real time too, so as reagards running two antivirus packages at same time (which I am not doing) it does weaken the argument that two antivirus packages will ruin your system, though personally I wouldn't do it.

But my main concern is this aswrec.dll file I don't really want any adware or malware files particularly if it is bundled with a package such as avast.

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Re: Is aswrec.dll in avast (detected by avg as eyecandy) a virus?
« Reply #17 on: August 20, 2014, 02:33:22 PM »
Malwarebytes isn't an anti-virus which gives it the ability to run alongside of AV's :) It's designed to detect what AV's typically miss.

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Re: Is aswrec.dll in avast (detected by avg as eyecandy) a virus?
« Reply #18 on: August 20, 2014, 02:48:28 PM »
Well I would think that in lots of cases malwarebytes will detect the same malware and even virus as a standard antivirus package and malwarebytes can run in real time too, so as reagards running two antivirus packages at same time (which I am not doing) it does weaken the argument that two antivirus packages will ruin your system, though personally I wouldn't do it.

But my main concern is this aswrec.dll file I don't really want any adware or malware files particularly if it is bundled with a package such as avast.

Joe
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Re: Is aswrec.dll in avast (detected by avg as eyecandy) a virus?
« Reply #19 on: August 20, 2014, 03:33:13 PM »
See https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=150764.0.  It should have been removed by a micro update https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=150764.msg1106685#msg1106685.  If it hasn't been, then uninstalling Software Updater should remove it.
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Re: Is aswrec.dll in avast (detected by avg as eyecandy) a virus?
« Reply #20 on: August 20, 2014, 09:41:07 PM »
I uninstalled Avast and the problem went away.  I re-installed Avast free and the problem (open candy in the aswrec.dll file of Avast) came back.  So I deleted the file.  I don't know if there will be consequences down the road for deleting aswrec.dll, but since I did it, the problems went away.

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Re: Is aswrec.dll in avast (detected by avg as eyecandy) a virus?
« Reply #21 on: August 21, 2014, 12:49:02 AM »
Thanks,

I have just done the same, restarted in safe mode and deleted the file and so far everything ok, even software updater which I believe was connected with the aswrec file seems to be working fine.

Thanks everyone for all the help.

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Re: Is aswrec.dll in avast (detected by avg as eyecandy) a virus?
« Reply #22 on: August 21, 2014, 12:21:26 PM »
Hi folks,

I have avast as the main antivirus on my computer real time protection and avg as a backup, doesn't startup with computer.

AVG sees aswrec.dll in avast as an infection (eyecandy)and from google searches I see that this file is related to the software updater in avast.

What are your views on this, an infection or not?

Many thanks
Joe

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Best case scenario  -  two AV's waste system resources and result in system slow down.  As mentioned already, AV's dig deeply in to your operating system, whether active or not.

Worst case scenario  -  system crawls to a halt and offer you NO protection at all.

Two AV's = NO!

Just because you haven't seen any problem doesn't mean there is no problem.
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