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Windows 7: AVG Anti-virus False Positive???

22 Apr 2013   #11
cottonball

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

@VistaKing,

Yes, I know.

Defogger temporarily disables emulation programs, so, I'm giving that a whirl first, since it is the least 'radical' change.

Want to see what MBAR brings.

May remove sptd.sys depending on what happens with MBAR...etc.


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22 Apr 2013   #12
Summerbear5

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

I don't want to uninstall alcohol 120%, there is no point when I can simply disable it while I test whether or not this is a true false positive or virus.
Also I went to the actual folder c:/windows/system32/driver/ and the specific files that AVG is saying is infected aren't even in there. (not that I was going to delete them, just curious)
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22 Apr 2013   #13
cottonball

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Summerbear5,

Quote:
I don't want to uninstall alcohol 120%, there is no point when I can simply disable it while I test whether or not this is a true false positive or virus.
That is exactly what Defogger will do. Uninstalling the emulation program is really not necessary at this point.

So far, I believe this issue is an AVG hiccup. However, just don't want you to have a 'surprise' down the road.

Defogger will also enable the emulation program when we are done.
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22 Apr 2013   #14
Summerbear5

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Here you go,

Said nothing found.


Attached Files
File Type: txt system-log.txt (25.6 KB, 2 views)
File Type: txt mbar-log-2013-04-22 (08-15-54).txt (1.8 KB, 2 views)
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22 Apr 2013   #15
cottonball

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 



To re-enable the Emulation program using DeFogger:
Double-click on the DeFogger icon to start the tool.
At the Defogger console, click on: Enable
Click Yes to continue.

At the Finished! message, click on the OK button to exit the program.
If the Emulation program is enabled, DeFogger asks to reboot the machine.
Please allow by clicking on the OK button.


Now, please download SystemLook:
http://jpshortstuff.247Fixes.com/SystemLook_x64.exe
Save the file to the Desktop
  • Double-click SystemLook.exe to run it.
  • Copy/paste the content of the following quote box into the open field:
Quote:
:filefind
span.sys

  • Click the Look button to start the scan.
  • When finished, a Notepad window opens with the results of the scan.
Please post the SystemLook.txt in your reply.
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22 Apr 2013   #16
Summerbear5

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Ok, now that I re-enabled it. AVG is saying it's a different file that's infected not the span.sys.


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AVG Anti-virus False Positive???-avg2.png 
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22 Apr 2013   #17
cottonball

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Try SystemLook with the following:

Quote:
:filefind
spxl.sys
Let's see if we are lucky this time.
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22 Apr 2013   #18
Summerbear5

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Ok here is the results


Attached Files
File Type: txt SystemLook.txt (430 Bytes, 2 views)
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22 Apr 2013   #19
cottonball

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Hidden Files and Folders - Show or Hide
Use the Show option.

Run SystemLook once again with the following:
Quote:
:filefind
spxl.sys
span.sys
If the result is: No files found
I think AVG is playing games with us...

Would you consider uninstalling AVG and running a different AntiVirus program?

Avast Free Antivirus - CNET Download.com
Make sure it is the Free version.

Download Microsoft Security Essentials from Official Microsoft Download Center

Run whichever AV you wish, and do a Full Scan.

Please provide the results as a report, or a screenshot, if any malware is found.
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22 Apr 2013   #20
Summerbear5

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

I personally like AVG, (even with it's little hiccups) I've been running it for years and never had a virus it didn't catch, and never had to system restore/recovery due to a virus.
I will look into Avast though thank you for suggesting it.

What is Microsoft Security Essentials?

I included the second scan report.


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File Type: txt SystemLook.txt (520 Bytes, 2 views)
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