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Title: What is safe to remove from Virus Chest
Post by: aphil4 on May 10, 2020, 04:49:04 PM
Since purchasing Avast I have a few false positives or guess they are;

Win32:BogEnt (WorldBuilder_CoH_2.exe)
IDP.Generic (TSPrototype-Win64-Shipping.exe)
Dyna:Injector-ALllmult;Dyna;Inj (EXCEL.EXE)

The first is for worldbuilder within a game which is unimportant and not used anyway but the other two are legitimate software and maybe just something the software is trying to execute rather than a system threat or virus so all I really need to know is can I delete or restore these files and maybe create an exception!
Title: Re: What is safe to remove fron Virus Chest
Post by: wittmann44 on May 10, 2020, 05:54:24 PM
Avast consistently dump Auslogics defrag into the Virus Chest and stops installation. I trust Auslogics impenitently so made it an exception - all OK then.

Try VirusTotal - https://www.virustotal.com/gui/home/url
Just enter the URL's of the links you are dealing with and see what comes up on the listing.

If CLEAN then make them exceptions. If not CLEAN - dump them.
Title: Re: What is safe to remove fron Virus Chest
Post by: aphil4 on May 10, 2020, 06:14:55 PM
Thank you for your reply but Avast has deleted the false positive files to the virus chest which means they have been deleted from various directories so either I restore after creating exception or just restore to gain access to the files. I'm fairly sure the files are false positives but thought it a good idea to see if any other user had the same files flagged.

Thanks for the link by the way I had forgotten Virus Total

By the way after posting Avast and Microsoft have both been scanning my PC and file locations while I watched via Windows Resource Monitor
Title: Re: What is safe to remove fron Virus Chest
Post by: wittmann44 on May 10, 2020, 07:29:30 PM
Thank you for your reply but Avast has deleted the false positive files to the virus chest which means they have been deleted from various directories so either I restore after creating exception or just restore to gain access to the files. I'm fairly sure the files are false positives but thought it a good idea to see if any other user had the same files flagged.

Thanks for the link by the way I had forgotten Virus Total

By the way after posting Avast and Microsoft have both been scanning my PC and file locations while I watched via Windows Resource Monitor

An invaluable file check using the Windows Command Prompt is an easy way to find and repair any corrupted files - I use it often.
Click Search icon - bottom left - enter CMD - select Administrator - up comes the black Command Prompt -
enter - sfc /scannow and off it goes checking all your files and repairing any corrupted ones. It takes 20 minutes on my PC.

The Microsoft Malicious Software Removal Tool - MRT - will find any malicious files and delete them -
Press Winkey + X - select RUN - enter MRT.EXE - click OK - click YES on the popup panel - Click NEXT -select QUICK SCAN and you are away.
Takes just a few minutes.
Title: Re: What is safe to remove from Virus Chest
Post by: aphil4 on May 10, 2020, 08:33:08 PM
I quite agree with the use of sfc but is a Windows system file checker to preserve Windows OS and I also reactivate Windows Defender that Avast and other anti-virus software deactivate after install which is part of the MRT (Microsoft Malicious Software Removal Tool) you are talking about included with the monthly updates from Microsoft. I run Windows Defender manually once a month after MS Update.
Title: Re: What is safe to remove from Virus Chest
Post by: bob3160 on May 10, 2020, 11:12:02 PM
I quite agree with the use of sfc but is a Windows system file checker to preserve Windows OS and I also reactivate Windows Defender that Avast and other anti-virus software deactivate after install which is part of the MRT (Microsoft Malicious Software Removal Tool) you are talking about included with the monthly updates from Microsoft. I run Windows Defender manually once a month after MS Update.
3rd party AV's do not deactivate Defender. Defender shuts itself down when you install any other third party AV and,
starts back up when you fully remove that third party Av.