The recent avast! VPS update has a serious flaw inside it, various files are being marked as "Win32:Delf-MZG (Trj)". Some of the common files being marked as this false positive include Skype and Spybot S&D.
Apart from marking various files as this virus, the new update brought a crippling threat to the windows operating system. Accounts are vague but some are reporting that the new update may hinder the windows operating system's boot.If you have updated avast during the last 48 hours do not restart your computer!This is caused by avast scanning the starting files, during this process it will mark a file as hazardous and will not allow you proceed without aknowledgement, being that this is happening during the time in which windows loads there is no possable way to give aknowledgement to the program therefore putting the computer at a standstill.
1. Besure to determine if your avast has been updated by finding your Spybot S&D folder and scaning the updater.
2. Asuming that it detects it as the false positive, open up msconfig and uncheck avast scripts in the services tab and the startup tab.
2.1 Going to the avast settings (Right click on icon 4th down) then going to the trouble shooting tab.Finally check the second box"Delay of loading of avast" may also work
Or as I had to since it completely crippled my Email, Uninstall and now that I know, I'll just have to sandbox EVERYTHING and wait for an update.
Really, this is bad... I am glad I was not inclined to reboot before I read this, now I'm glad I did uninstall as I know Pocomail is clean, avast would not even let me install it from a fresh download from the official site.
And can someone please make it so that when the "Hey I've just done something!" alert pipes up, there is a way to CLOSE it rather than wait 5 hours for it do drop back down, or open up a new window; gaming sucks with it, movies suck with it, intrusive "LOOK AT ME!" things just suck.
Ugh, I'm wearing no clothes without a AV at the moment, I feel naked.