Avast going nuts with false positives?

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  1. RupeeClock
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    Edit: Here's some news for ya
    http://www.dslreports.com/shownews/Avast-A...Gone-Mad-105773

    It looks like something may have gone horribly wrong with an Avast database update.
    Funny thing, I just installed my new ATI Radeon HD4850 and Avast tells me the autoboot.exe for the drivers disc had a virus on it! How is that possible?

    It then goes and tells me tons of software like Speedfan, Spybot, Ad-aware, System Mechanic Pro, Security Task Manager, Adobe Bridge, and LOTS MORE legit software is infected! But these are all old, inactive backups!

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    There has to be something wrong here, looks like Avast made a BIIIIG mistake.
    ...That, or I have to prepare for the worst. [​IMG]
     
  2. BoxShot

    BoxShot Chiyo-chan :3

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    Maybe avast got a virus? Once I didn't realize about it being false positives and I was deleting them like crazy and then later found it was related to my system files which got deleted. [​IMG] Killed my XP and I installed Vista. Yep total noob back then.
     
  3. RupeeClock
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    Just an hour or so ago, my brother and I both received virus notifications for files relating to the K-Lite Codec Pack. I was confused.
     
  5. RupeeClock
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    I checked VirusTotal.com
    If you don't know it's an online virus scanner, you submit the file, and it checks the file for a virus against all the available virus databases.

    http://www.virustotal.com/analisis/e5d3e8a...f48b-1259814314

    Avast said that Speedfan.exe was infected, but everything else disagrees.
     
  6. BoxShot

    BoxShot Chiyo-chan :3

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    Guess you guys are flooding the avast forums since I can't get into it. [​IMG] Oh well after that time with the virus and avast I switched to Avira.
     
  7. delta123

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    thats why you use nod32.
     
  8. Feels Good Man

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    I know what you mean. It's detecting a bunch of my files as viruses such as Auslogics Defrag and some Skype files. I hope this gets fixed soon
     
  9. RupeeClock
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    I love Avast but I can't forgive this fuckup.
    So I decided to uninstall it and install Microsoft Security Essentials instead, a lot of people are praising that antivirus believe it or not.
     
  10. da_head

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    same with me! seems like a fucked up avast update.
     
  11. Feels Good Man

    Feels Good Man GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

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    Hasn't it just been a few hours...?

    >__>
     
  12. Feels Good Man

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    Avast seems to have been fixed. Well, at least my Auslogics Defrag works now

    EDIT - Just update the database
     
  13. RupeeClock
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