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Offline Coolmario88

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[RESOLVED]False Positive on Python installer?
« on: October 09, 2013, 03:48:55 AM »
Hello, I found a false positive, Avast has detected python-3.3.2.amd64.msi as a suspicious File.   It lists in the popup Infection: Win32:Evo-gen [Susp]   I was downloading the installer of Python to try and learn the language but got the popup.. 
http://python.org/download/ is where i downloaded it from.
« Last Edit: October 09, 2013, 07:55:29 PM by Coolmario88 »
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Re: False Positive on Python installer?
« Reply #1 on: October 09, 2013, 04:11:44 AM »
When avast detects it, click on "report as false positive".
The people from avast will have a look at it and correct things when/if needed.

Edit:
I just downloaded and scanned the file and avast doesn't flag it as suspicious.
Make sure you have the latest version of both avast and the vps installed.
« Last Edit: October 09, 2013, 04:14:44 AM by Eddy »

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Re: False Positive on Python installer?
« Reply #2 on: October 09, 2013, 04:26:01 AM »
When avast detects it, click on "report as false positive".
The people from avast will have a look at it and correct things when/if needed.

Edit:
I just downloaded and scanned the file and avast doesn't flag it as suspicious.
Make sure you have the latest version of both avast and the vps installed.
I am on the latest Avast VPS and version.  I have Avast set to detect PUPs.
The one I downloaded that got the popup was "Python 3.3.2 Windows X86-64 MSI Installer (Windows AMD64 / Intel 64 / X86-64 binary [1] -- does not include source)" and when its get close to getting done downloading the file fully thats when i get the popup..  I mean the file is Python installer, Avast shouldn't give a popup should it?
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Re: False Positive on Python installer?
« Reply #3 on: October 09, 2013, 05:08:48 AM »
If your signature is correct (Avast Version: Avast free 8.0.1497) you are not using the latest version.
Latest version is 2014.9.0.2005

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Re: False Positive on Python installer?
« Reply #4 on: October 09, 2013, 05:11:30 AM »
If your signature is correct (Avast Version: Avast free 8.0.1497) you are not using the latest version.
Latest version is 2014.9.0.2005
2014.9.0.2005 is the RC, When I said latest version I meant the latest stable version :)
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Re: False Positive on Python installer?
« Reply #5 on: October 09, 2013, 07:55:09 PM »
Looks like avast fixed the False positive now.  I went to download the same file today and it downloaded without any popups from avast :)
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