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FSX file 0\FSX\FSX.EXE

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March 16, 2016

 

Hello everybody

 

When I want to close FSX, my AVG protection software indicates it has found  in c: (which is the disk of my Windows 7 64 installation but not the one on which FSX is installed) a file named 0\FSX\FSX.EXE which it considers as a malware and, actually, FXS does not completely stop until AVG has eliminated this file.

 

I have tried to locate this file in C; but could not.

 

Does anybody knows what it is ?

 

Thanks a lot

 

Candide

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You should never run any anti-virus program when running FSX or installing FSX.  AVG is probably the worse anti-virus program as it finds the most false-positives.  Follow the many FSX installation guides or you will only have many, many problems.  Go into your AVG program and exempt the FSX folder from anti-virus scanning.

 

Best regards,

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Thank you Jim for your reply.

 

Actually FSX is already exempted from AVG as was recommended for the installation but, as indicated in my post, the file which AVG finds is in C:, i. e. on a separate disk from the one on which FSX is installed.

 

Amazingly when I ask AVG to disregard the file 0\FSX\FSX.EXE which it has found, a window opens indicating it cannot exempt this file. This is why I had tried to locate it myself in C: but I could not find it.

 

This is annoying since unless I have asked AVG to eliminate such file which it qualifies as a malware, I cannot close FSX unless I close it by hand in the task maneger.

 

All that is the reason why i wrote my post in the first place.

 

Obviously, I would prefer not to reinstall FSX on account of the numerous add-ons I have.

 

Best regards,

 

Candide

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Amazingly when I ask AVG to disregard the file 0\FSX\FSX.EXE which it has found, a window opens indicating it cannot exempt this file. This is why I had tried to locate it myself in C: but I could not find it.

 

According to Google, the file does not exist.  Turn off AVG and go fly.

 

Best regards,

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And try AVAST Free instead. It performs well in comparative tests and has never caused me any problems. In fact I've never found it necessary to disable it when installing or running any programs.

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AVG is probably the worse anti-virus program as it finds the most false-positives.

You could not have said a truer thing, Jim.

 

Use Avira, it's free and recently, as was posted here, topped even Avast. Avast is good but advert-laden, and the free version has no opt-out.

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March 22, 2016

 

Hello Jim,

 

Sorry to get back on the subject but it appears that despite what google says the file 0\FSX\FSX.EXE does exist in c:

 

Undeed, for a test, i deactivated AVG and used the Windows 7 protection instead. And a window appeared from Windows, indicating that there was a potentially dangerous file in c: named ...0\FSX\FSX.EXE !!!

 

It seems therefore that it is not an invention by AVG or both AVG and Windows would see phantoms !

 

I agree that Google does not see it and that I am unable to locate it in C: when FSX is running.

 

Possibly this may be one of those temporary hidden files which FSX builds as a link between the disk where FSX is installed and the disk where c: (the OS) is installed ?

 

This remains therefore a mystery to me.

 

Regards,

 

Candide

 

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This remains therefore a mystery to me.

 

And so it does for me too.  I wouldn't worry about it since it evidently is temporary and no longer exists.

 

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