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False Positives with Auction Wizard
« on: May 22, 2005, 08:28:59 AM »
I have Auction Wizard 2000 as well as the older original version, which I use as reference for older data.  When running Avast set to thorough scan it detects several parts of the software as viruses.  I also noticed it picking out pieces of other softwares, though this only happened a few times. It made the virus scanning process very time consuming as I had to watch it every minute just waiting to click continue for another false positive.  Overall the scan took around 2 hours if not more. If it hadn't paused waiting for me to click continue, which sometimes took a minute as I was busy with other things while it scanned, it might've saved 30-40 minutes. Still, it's a bit slow for my liking. These are just things I'd like to point out.

I have yet to fix the connection problem I reported some time before, though I plan on uninstalling and reinstalling Zone Alarm later Sunday to see if that makes a difference. AS for now, I'm primarly concerned about the problem with false positives. If the developers could please look into that.

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Re: False Positives with Auction Wizard
« Reply #1 on: May 22, 2005, 08:42:45 AM »
Thorough scan is the most demanding and time consuming (especially with Archives enabled). Use Standard mode for regular scans and Quick for quick checkups when new VPS is released(if you do that).
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Re: False Positives with Auction Wizard
« Reply #2 on: May 22, 2005, 08:44:08 AM »
 Submit the files you think they are false positive to virus@avast.com in a password protected zip. Mention in the body of the mail that you think it is a false positive and the password.

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Re: False Positives with Auction Wizard
« Reply #3 on: May 22, 2005, 12:50:08 PM »
Even though I admit false positives sometimes happen, it seems a little strange that there would be so many of them detected just on your computer... you don't say what files were detected and what virus was reported there, so it's hard to say more.
In any case, I suggest to proceed as Ylap recommended - submit the files for analysis, please.