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Windows 7: How to ignore false positive, Avast.


25 Feb 2009   #1

7068 64 bit + XP Pro
 
 
How to ignore false positive, Avast.

Hi, me again.

I have just done my first full system scan with Avast and it has found a false positive trojan . I know what the program is, and want to keep it, but Avast does not give me an option to do so . I thought that by filling out the false positive report i would be o.k, but not so.

Any ideas, please.


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25 Feb 2009   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 x2 + x86 + Windows 8.1 x64 x2
 
 

Hi black dog,

If you run the program there is an entry in the settings to add exclusions - just add your program to the list - if you need to exclude a folder or similar you can enter a mask
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25 Feb 2009   #3

7068 64 bit + XP Pro
 
 

Thanks a lot, mate .
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25 Feb 2009   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by black dog View Post
Hi, me again.

I have just done my first full system scan with Avast and it has found a false positive trojan . I know what the program is, and want to keep it, but Avast does not give me an option to do so . I thought that by filling out the false positive report i would be o.k, but not so.

Any ideas, please.

Could you possibly tell us what the program is that it picks up as a FP, so we'll all know?
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25 Feb 2009   #5

7068 64 bit + XP Pro
 
 

The Forum rules don't allow me to mention it . Its the kind of thing that is often seen to be a Trojan by AV progs, but is not .

The bad people will know what i mean .
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25 Feb 2009   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

ok, gotcha, nuff said.
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26 Feb 2009   #7
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

The program in itself may not be the culprit that Avast sees as a Trojan, but rather the file that was downloaded. I certainly wouldn't count it as a 'false/positive' without checking with jotti:
http://virusscan.jotti.org/
or Virus Total:
VirusTotal - Free Online Virus and Malware Scan
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26 Feb 2009   #8

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by black dog View Post
The Forum rules don't allow me to mention it . Its the kind of thing that is often seen to be a Trojan by AV progs, but is not .

The bad people will know what i mean .
lol. That cracks me up
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01 Mar 2009   #9

Windows 7 Pro x64 & Win7 Pre x64 / Ubuntu 9.10 Beta
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by black dog View Post
The Forum rules don't allow me to mention it . Its the kind of thing that is often seen to be a Trojan by AV progs, but is not .

The bad people will know what i mean .

LOL.
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