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Important! Avast reporting false positives

By Vicenarian
Dec 2, 2009
  1. Since a very recent update, Avast has been reporting tons of false positives. Everything from spybot search and destroy files, to skype, to movie editing programs! Crazy. It's all over the web, and I just thought I would post it here.
     
  2. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

    You could let them know at their forums: http://support.avast.com/

    But normally remove all found Malwares, unless told otherwise (by Avast! in this case ;))
     
  3. Vicenarian

    Vicenarian TS Booster Topic Starter Posts: 101   +9

    The forums have so many people posting that Avast's servers are having a hard time staying up lol. It's all over the web. Just google the issue if you want to know the scope of this problem.
     
  4. AtK SpAdE

    AtK SpAdE TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,495

    How soon did this happen? Im running avast free and have not seen any problems.
     
  5. raybay

    raybay TS Evangelist Posts: 7,241   +9

    All of the antivirus programs periodically have false positives... it is not uncommon at all... just be careful about deletions... quarantine until they update.
     
  6. Bobbye

    Bobbye Helper on the Fringe Posts: 16,335   +36

    They know

    I've done two of these so far today.
    See if this helps you:

    From Avast:
    From Avast:
    http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=51647

    Also on Avast:
    Files are safe into Chest, can't harm your computer.
    What a crazy way to run an antivirus program! I couldn't ind anything on "Category 1"

    I spent an hour this morning chasing this down for another member. If either of these is 'your' Trojan, it's a False Positive that was fixed today.
     
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