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techercizer

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Re: Potential false positive in Avast Free?
« Reply #15 on: July 14, 2013, 11:15:40 PM »
Well hell, it looks like I do have Windows Defender! Now I kind of want to uninstall it...

Either way though, I'll stop mucking around with memory scans for the time being. Thanks for the information guys! I guess my false positive was a bit of a false positive. :3

Offline DJBone

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Re: Potential false positive in Avast Free?
« Reply #16 on: July 14, 2013, 11:17:42 PM »
You can't uninstall Windows Defender, only deactivate.

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Re: Potential false positive in Avast Free?
« Reply #17 on: July 14, 2013, 11:22:54 PM »
You can't uninstall Windows Defender, only deactivate.

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you can in WinXP...


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Re: Potential false positive in Avast Free?
« Reply #18 on: July 15, 2013, 12:42:46 AM »
Well hell, it looks like I do have Windows Defender! Now I kind of want to uninstall it...

Either way though, I'll stop mucking around with memory scans for the time being. Thanks for the information guys! I guess my false positive was a bit of a false positive. :3

You're welcome.

Well MS try to sneak (windows defender (WD)) this in under the radar with some OS installs.

As mentioned it is best disabled or uninstalled, depending on your OS, which is why I asked about OS as well.

It isn't really a false positive as I said:
Quote from: DavidR
Having set off a scan of memory by an antivirus application looking for virus signatures, don't be too surprised if it finds some in memory
Windows 10 Home 64bit/ Acer Aspire F15/ Intel Core i5 7200U 2.5GHz, 8GB DDR4 memory, 256GB SSD, 1TB HDD/ avast! free 23.10.6086 (build 23.10.8563.800) UI 1.0.784/ Firefox, uBlock Origin, uMatrix/ MailWasher Pro/ Avast! Mobile Security