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Windows 7: *Bulletin* for AVAST users

03 Dec 2009   #1
pestul

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 
*Bulletin* for AVAST users

Posted in stickied thread too..

Just a heads up guys and gals. The latest AVAST update (definitions I guess) is going absolutely bonkers with false positives. I don't know if it was malicious or database corruption, but a lot of systems are getting hosed right now. You might want to turn off standard/network shields for the time being until this is fixed...

avast is flipping out - Wilders Security Forums
False positive in Avast! or is it real? - dslreports.com

Hopefully we get through this unscathed.. not sure Alwill 'will' :/


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03 Dec 2009   #2
pestul

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

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Bro, during a memory scan, my system screamed 4 times, each time I clicked "ignore" - knowing about this issue. It then REBOOTED without warning, without consent. Then it started a dos-level scan, DELETING system files. I immediately aborted the scan, and turned off Avast when it came back into windows.

This seems almost malicious - even sabotage. I have every option set to "Ask what to do" and yet it started to DELETE (NOT MOVE). Avast is in BIG trouble.
Yikes.
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03 Dec 2009   #3
pestul

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

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ITS A FALSE POSITIVE.. NOT A VIRUS.
in Avast!'s most recent update, (currently being downloaded by all Avast users all over the world) avast marked all programs written in with Delphi programing such as Skype, Spybot, online armor and others, as a virus.
Then Avast proceeds to remove all these programs, and mark them as viruses as you boot up your computer. This can cause a crippling effect on your system, as my dad learned earlier today.
The update was sent out earlier this morning and was most likely downloaded a couple hours ago by all avast users.
We thought that someone had downloaded WIN32: DELF-MZG (TRJ) and it was spreading over our other computers. Luckily I run a mac which there isnt a version of Avast for. My dad lost all his business files since a lot of them were programed in Delphi.

THE ONLY THING YOU CAN DO (Until Avast! fixes this error):
1. Turn off computer and reboot in safe mode by holding F8.
2. Log in as Admin,
3. REMOVE AVAST completely from computer, do not allow it to run anymore scans.
4. Get a new anti-virus until Avast teams fix this problem.

All i can say now is that shame on you Avast for crippling all 5 PCs in my house and causing ireplacable damage to files and directories.

i hope you can catch this b4 it does to your PCs what it did to mine.
Well, I think this is what happened and nothing malicious. Stand by for an update for Avast!, but I would be sure Standard Shield is shut down at the very least.
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03 Dec 2009   #4
pestul

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Force update of VPS (Program Update) to 091203-1. It fixes the issue with Delphi software.
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03 Dec 2009   #5
mitchell64

Windows Seven Home Premium 32bit SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pestul View Post
Force update of VPS (Program Update) to 091203-1. It fixes the issue with Delphi software.
Thanks for the info, i havnt had any problems but just updated the VPS just in case
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03 Dec 2009   #6
vicvic

windows 7 Home premium 32 bit
 
 

just stuffed up an installation. arrrr

thanks for the update guys
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03 Dec 2009   #7
Mercurial

Windows 7 32bit RTM
 
 

wew glad mine didnt delete my files ...

oh wait im using eset

lol just kidding guys..

thanks for the info...
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03 Dec 2009   #8
TheIgster

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

I am running Avast 5 Beta and HAD those def files, but no issues here at all. The def files are updated now anyway so all is fine.
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