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Bill Harris

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I wrote it, I compiled it. False positive
« on: February 24, 2013, 05:24:53 PM »
Avast scans it, no threats found. It's an old program, been using it for years. Just today, avast still scans it as good, but kills it when I try to run it. Kills the desktop icon too. it's an alarm clock. How do I make avast leave it alone? Went to the old machine on which I wrote it, copied the exe off and restored it. same thing. Recompiled it and copied it off. Same thing.

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Re: I wrote it, I compiled it. False positive
« Reply #1 on: February 24, 2013, 06:00:02 PM »
How do you know it is avast....any pop UP messages?

You han report FP here

Avast.com - (bottom right) Contact us - sales support - change subject om form to suite your case

Or click here.  http://www.avast.com/contact-form.php



« Last Edit: February 26, 2013, 11:20:08 AM by Pondus »

Bill Harris

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Re: I wrote it, I compiled it. False positive
« Reply #2 on: February 24, 2013, 07:43:47 PM »
Avast popup in bottom right corner, the usual female voice.....

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Re: I wrote it, I compiled it. False positive
« Reply #3 on: February 24, 2013, 07:57:14 PM »
Avast popup in bottom right corner, the usual female voice.....
And the pop up/voice say?..... A screenshot of the pop up would help

Bill Harris

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Re: I wrote it, I compiled it. False positive
« Reply #4 on: February 24, 2013, 10:47:13 PM »
Here.... I just want to know how to make Avast leave it alone so I can use it again.
« Last Edit: February 25, 2013, 02:55:58 PM by Bill Harris »

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Re: I wrote it, I compiled it. False positive
« Reply #5 on: February 26, 2013, 06:57:23 AM »
I just want to know how to make Avast leave it alone so I can use it again.

It says:

"Add the file to the scan exclusion list"

Did you try this?

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Re: I wrote it, I compiled it. False positive
« Reply #6 on: February 26, 2013, 07:21:35 AM »
Here.... I just want to know how to make Avast leave it alone so I can use it again.
Can you give me a link to download the program (the clock alarm) so that I'll send it to virus lab ?

spywar

Bill Harris

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Re: I wrote it, I compiled it. False positive
« Reply #7 on: February 26, 2013, 10:43:52 AM »
Here.... I just want to know how to make Avast leave it alone so I can use it again.
Can you give me a link to download the program (the clock alarm) so that I'll send it to virus lab ?

spywar
I never uploaded it anywhere. Give me a suggestion...

Bill Harris

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Re: I wrote it, I compiled it. False positive
« Reply #8 on: February 26, 2013, 10:49:11 AM »
I just want to know how to make Avast leave it alone so I can use it again.

It says:

"Add the file to the scan exclusion list"

Did you try this?

About 5,000 times. Apparently does no good.

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Re: I wrote it, I compiled it. False positive
« Reply #9 on: February 26, 2013, 11:18:44 AM »
Quote
I never uploaded it anywhere. Give me a suggestion...
see my first reply above on how to do that....

Bill Harris

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Re: I wrote it, I compiled it. False positive
« Reply #10 on: February 26, 2013, 11:35:17 AM »
I sent it once by clicking on the bottom line in the popup, so now it's been sent again. I need to know how to tell avast to ignore that file.

Lepanto

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Re: I wrote it, I compiled it. False positive
« Reply #11 on: February 26, 2013, 02:35:52 PM »
the case like what happen to me..

my analysis. it's happen beacuse the virus infected the file who has ".exe" extension.

oneday, my laptop had a problem. there's a trojan win32:vitro infected almost all programs who have ".exe" extension.
example: winrar, winamp, all my game..

but there are still a file who can't infected by this virus. the file who strong enough.
example: office 2007(word, excel, etc), tuneuputilities, avast, and manymore (forget)

so, the virus infected the weak file who have ".exe" extension. and the avast detect it as virus.
then, it can't be used anymore. because no executeable program can run.

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Re: I wrote it, I compiled it. False positive
« Reply #12 on: February 26, 2013, 02:51:53 PM »
@Lepanto
This is not similar case....he does not have a file infector virus
If he did avast would go bananas with warnings
« Last Edit: February 27, 2013, 10:19:35 AM by Pondus »

Bill Harris

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Re: I wrote it, I compiled it. False positive
« Reply #13 on: February 27, 2013, 09:20:58 AM »
Just got an email - virus definitions updated and problem solved. One of the uploads worked.