Perhaps I should have explained my advice. Remote Utilities is software of dual nature. With each update, even a minor and sub-minor update there are little features and fixes added to Host and Viewer.
Therefore it doesn't make sense to troubleshoot a problem before Viewer version matches the Host version. Even more so - both should be the current version.
Otherwise, i.e. if we try to diagnose a problem when there is a version mismatch and/or it's an old version, we cannot tell if this is a yet unknown problem, or just an old bug already fixed in the current version.
Windows 10 Defender complained when I tried the MSI Config (which you already know about).
There were complaints about the Viewer being deleted by Windows Defender, but it has been a few days already since they fixed the issue. Did you try to update your Windows Defender virus definition database/version?
The reason I'm posting is because I came here looking for a program that won't constantly run into AV problems like my current program Ammyy Admin. You want a lot more money for similar functions, but if I'm going to be thwarted occasionally and have to tell my clients "Sorry, my program got deleted, time to install TeamViewer" then it's a fail on my part.
Is this issue with Google and AV companies ever going to be fixed once and for all?
This is a good question, but I'm afraid that this question should be asked Google and AV companies. If they are incapable of telling legit software from bad software, how can anyone even trust them and let them "protect" their PCs? Similarly, how can anyone pay for this false "protection"?
Do whatever they're doing because I'd rather pay my money to a small developer than one of them.
Thank you. But if there is rogue software that disguises itself as "antivirus software" and blocks or deletes legit software from users' PCs, there is little we can do.