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Offline rigsby

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Threat found - yes or no ??
« on: August 23, 2014, 03:56:11 AM »
Firstly, apologies if this is discussed elsewhere. (I couldn't find anything).

Sometimes after a 'quick' scan (which I perform daily), the Avast window will remain on the screen dislaying THREAT FOUND.

Clicking on that button does nothing and when I view the Scan history window it says 'No virus found' alongside that particular scan.

Is this a bug or do I really have a virus ??

(Avast free 2014.9.0.2021)
« Last Edit: August 23, 2014, 03:59:47 AM by rigsby »

Offline merckxist

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Re: Threat found - yes or no ??
« Reply #1 on: August 23, 2014, 05:41:58 AM »
+1

Here's an earlier example of this problem being reported:
https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=153325.0

Seems like there is some hope this will be fixed in an upcoming release, but no details from Avast! team members. Since the Evangelists aren't getting too worked up about it and its intermittent (i.e., I get "threat free" scans as well w/o taking any action), I'm taking the wait & see approach. Seems like a Phantom Positive as opposed to False Positive since nothing is identified.

I'd say its a little disquieting, though and undermines credibility to a degree.


Offline JWJr

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Re: Threat found - yes or no ??
« Reply #2 on: August 23, 2014, 05:44:25 AM »
I found this report from over a month ago:
https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=152573.0

It is indeed disquieting that this bug has gone unaddressed for this long; the last thing an AV program wants is for users to get used to ignoring false positives.  -JW

Offline rigsby

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Re: Threat found - yes or no ??
« Reply #3 on: August 23, 2014, 06:02:41 AM »
Thanks folks. Guess I didn't look hard enough. I too am a little disappointed that this has not been fixed. There's a lot of activity in the Avast world (blogs, Facebook, Twitter etc.), shame they can't address something like this.

Offline Pondus

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Re: Threat found - yes or no ??
« Reply #4 on: August 23, 2014, 12:06:32 PM »
Beta is in testing and soon to be released .... when ready   https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=153511.0