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Windows 7: Avast Flags VHD File as Trojan

26 Aug 2009   #1
Win7User512

Windows 7 x64 / Same
 
 
Avast Flags VHD File as Trojan

Ran a full virus scan on my physical machine and Avast flagged the XP VHD file as a trojan. Ran a full scan using Avast on my virtual machine and nothing.

Anyone aware of false alarms regarding the vhd and virus scanners?


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27 Aug 2009   #2
Airbot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Yeah, it does the same thing for me as well. It (FP) flags the vhd as a decompression bomb or a trojan. Just add it to your Standard Shield Exclusion list, as it's just a false positive.

You might also remember this thread, of which you posted in.

Avast 4.2 - Error in detection in .VHD file
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28 Aug 2009   #3
Lee

Win 7 Pro x64, VM Win XP, Win7 Pro Sandbox, Kubuntu 11
 
 

I have also like the term, "A false positive. Interesting. Could that be termed an oxymoron.
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28 Aug 2009   #4
Win7User512

Windows 7 x64 / Same
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Airbot View Post
Yeah, it does the same thing for me as well. It (FP) flags the vhd as a decompression bomb or a trojan. Just add it to your Standard Shield Exclusion list, as it's just a false positive.

You might also remember this thread, of which you posted in.

Avast 4.2 - Error in detection in .VHD file
Oops, now having seen that I recall posting about the decompression bomb, but not the false positive about the vhd file.

Thanks alot. I was unsure about why it was flagging, but the bomb makes sense again now.
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28 Aug 2009   #5
Airbot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

No problem.
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