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[2283] Phantom detections
« on: January 21, 2017, 10:35:44 PM »
So, I've noticed 2 notifications. 1 that is there since the beginning of BETA builds which just wouldn't go away and the second one which appeared few hours ago and I haven't even noticed it. It says "object" was detected and I should open Virus Chest to see it. But when I open the Virus Chest, it's just empty. What's going on?

This is why I said we need scan/detection log for real-time detections as well and not just for on-demand scans.

I think I did get a Web Shield blocking warning during browsing, but clearly, this is a bug. avast! should be able to differentiate disk detections (which can have quarantined file) and web based detections where stuff is blocked and can't be quarantined.

I think this is what's causing this confusion. Needed a minute or two to figure it out.
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Re: [2283] Phantom detections
« Reply #1 on: January 21, 2017, 10:44:44 PM »
I wonder if it also will detect the Phantom of the opera ;D

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Re: [2283] Phantom detections
« Reply #2 on: January 22, 2017, 07:48:27 AM »
...and the second one which appeared few hours ago and I haven't even noticed it. It says "object" was detected and I should open Virus Chest to see it. But when I open the Virus Chest, it's just empty.
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Re: [2283] Phantom detections
« Reply #3 on: January 22, 2017, 09:04:38 AM »
Same boat here. I also think this was caused by Web Shield detection (which I tested eicar).
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Re: [2283] Phantom detections
« Reply #4 on: February 22, 2017, 02:31:43 AM »
I created an account because of this issue. It's very annoying. What was the threat? I would like to trace it. It seems to be happening randomly in my browsing pattern. So frustrating!