AVG Virus Detection in Avira Update

By Poppa Bear
May 8, 2009
  1. This is an interesting one. Avira Free was downloading latest updates and AVG Resident Shield detected a virus in the Avira Update. These are the details shown by AVG threat report:

    File name: C:\ProgramData\Avira\AntiVir Desktop\TEMP\UPDATE\ave2\win32\int\aeheur.dll

    Threat name: Virus found Win32/PolyCrypt

    Any info on this would be appreciated. Wondered if maybe it was a false positive?

    OS is Vista Ultimate. Am using AVG for continuous monitoing & Avira for weekly scan.

    After removing the threat to virus vault, did system scans with AVG, Avira, Malwarebytes & Windows Defender and nothing detected.
  2. robin_bga

    robin_bga TS Rookie Posts: 171

    Hi, U mean to say that u are running two Antiviruses?
    The other thing is some of the are not virus but the are spyware updates and or malware updates etc or tools to detect trojans or sniffer tools for protecting u from hackers, so some of these can be detected as viruses.
    Anyway whats yo setup like?

  3. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

  4. Poppa Bear

    Poppa Bear TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 237   +7

    AVG to go

    Thanks Kimsland. :)

    Yep, you're right we did agree. I guess I was trying to hedge my bets.

    Does this mean the Win32/PolyCrypt is not really a virus and AVG is giving a false positive? Research on Google tends to suggest it is. This is a link to a Google article on the subject: click here

    Here are a few transcripts from the linked article, which I guess answers my question:

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