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Windows 7: AVAST False Positive?

31 Oct 2014   #1
Computer0304

Windows 7 Professional 32-bit/Windows 8 64-bit/Win7 Pro64-bit
 
 
AVAST False Positive?

I started up my computer and Dell Backup and Recovery started by itself as usual and all of a sudden AVAST moved a file associated with Dell Backup and Recovery that was in the folder for it. Is this a false positive or is it actually malware? The reason why I am keeping this software that could be bloating the PC is for the DELL Factory Reinstall disk. The file is called "DBRFactorySetupUpdate.exe" and it is thought to be "Win32:Evo-gen [Susp]."


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31 Oct 2014   #2
derekimo

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If you think it's a false positive you can let them know,

Avast Contact us

Explain why you think it is to them and it should get removed.
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31 Oct 2014   #3
Computer0304

Windows 7 Professional 32-bit/Windows 8 64-bit/Win7 Pro64-bit
 
 

Ok, I have reported to the virus lab as a false positive from the AVAST program. Should I leave it for now until it is confirmed to be a false positive or restore it? I don't need to use Dell Backup and Recovery right at this moment and I think the file is only for it to update. How long does AVAST keep it before deleting?
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31 Oct 2014   #4
derekimo

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Don't you have control over what gets deleted? Can't you just select no action or similar?
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01 Nov 2014   #5
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Avast is not what it once was,
Consider other a-v's
Panda seems consistent
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01 Nov 2014   #6
Computer0304

Windows 7 Professional 32-bit/Windows 8 64-bit/Win7 Pro64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by derekimo View Post
Don't you have control over what gets deleted? Can't you just select no action or similar?
Yes I could have chose it as an exclusion but I decided to put it in the virus chest for now just in case it came with a trojan. I will restore it if AVAST confirms it as a false positive.
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