Author Topic: [FIXED] [VBS: Malware Gen] False positives Vir. def: 170221-1 22.2.2017 0:08:41  (Read 84162 times)

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Offline Manu84

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Re: False positives Vir. def: 170221-1 22.2.2017 0:08:41
« Reply #15 on: February 22, 2017, 04:33:40 AM »
Omg same here, i thought it was a virus coz i was upgrading some drivers..I wasted 3 hours trying to undestand if it was really a virus or just a bug of avast

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Re: False positives Vir. def: 170221-1 22.2.2017 0:08:41
« Reply #16 on: February 22, 2017, 04:48:51 AM »
I am getting the same thing. It's been driving me nuts and I even uninstalled and reinstalled Chrome. Looks like it's an Avast issue, hope it gets fixed soon.

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Re: False positives Vir. def: 170221-1 22.2.2017 0:08:41
« Reply #17 on: February 22, 2017, 04:51:56 AM »
Getting Malware blocked pop-ups for Twitch. Ran varies scans except Avast's after reading the 1000's of flagged item reports. Something is flagged incorrectly in these definitions.

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Re: False positives Vir. def: 170221-1 22.2.2017 0:08:41
« Reply #18 on: February 22, 2017, 04:56:58 AM »
This is a colossal stuff up that is effecting everyone with Avast Antivirus what is going on???

Come on Avast I've been recommending you since 2006 Vista days don't make me look bad. :(

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Re: False positives Vir. def: 170221-1 22.2.2017 0:08:41
« Reply #19 on: February 22, 2017, 05:08:28 AM »
Same here, have 2 devices with Avast and both got alerted by Steam
I hope this is a false positive.
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Re: False positives Vir. def: 170221-1 22.2.2017 0:08:41
« Reply #20 on: February 22, 2017, 05:09:58 AM »
Hi guys, I reported it.
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Re: False positives Vir. def: 170221-1 22.2.2017 0:08:41
« Reply #21 on: February 22, 2017, 05:28:22 AM »
Thanks!  I figured it was a false alarm.  Funny thing is that opening this thread, Avast alerted to VBS:Malware-gen!

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Re: False positives Vir. def: 170221-1 22.2.2017 0:08:41
« Reply #22 on: February 22, 2017, 05:35:06 AM »
I have Avast on 2 computers: my desktop and my laptop. I'm getting the same issue on my desktop, I put it into silent mode so it won't bug me to death, but I do hope they fix this soon otherwise I may have to find another AV for the time being. My laptop I haven't updated yet and I think I will continue to refrain from doing so until I know this is fixed.

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Re: False positives Vir. def: 170221-1 22.2.2017 0:08:41
« Reply #23 on: February 22, 2017, 05:40:38 AM »
Ugh. I foolishly made everything a giant mess because of the stupid false positives. Well. That was my bad and I'll own it. But I'm not renewing my Avast subscription next month. :\

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Re: False positives Vir. def: 170221-1 22.2.2017 0:08:41
« Reply #24 on: February 22, 2017, 05:44:41 AM »
HI Same here not only is the VBS: Malware-gen detected but Boot time scan deleted files and quarantined file in the Virus chest
I have used malicous malware removal tool I have done defender scans and other people I know using other anti-virus have no issues... Is this a False positive or is this serious.... and is it another stuff up after the new program update that has caused other issues... worried and not happy...

Other people using other anti virus have found no issues on their devices????

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Re: False positives Vir. def: 170221-1 22.2.2017 0:08:41
« Reply #25 on: February 22, 2017, 05:45:18 AM »
Been getting this stuff all day long.

Driving me mental.

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Re: False positives Vir. def: 170221-1 22.2.2017 0:08:41
« Reply #26 on: February 22, 2017, 05:45:56 AM »
Received threat pop up on Amazon for my cart. Same as others have mentioned. Ran Malwarebytes scan, zero threats. Ran Avast Smartscan, zero threats. Seeing the other notes here, not going to freak out and not worry about the main scan or anything else. But it was a lovely (sarcasm) thirty minutes of scanning and wondering what was happening.

Also, getting these "threat blocked" notices on the VBS:Malware-gen, but there's ZERO sign of them in my virus chest when it tells me to go look.

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Re: False positives Vir. def: 170221-1 22.2.2017 0:08:41
« Reply #27 on: February 22, 2017, 05:55:06 AM »
Just recently I updated avast on my mac

then i started getting random malware-gen notifications from postgresql. I have something that is utilizing pg_notify, which causes it to write to /usr/local/var/postgres/pg_notify/0000, and it caused a infection loop to occur with Avast.

The workaround was to remove postgresql, even though its installed with homebrew. I think its a false positive with the latest defs, as prior to updating the defs this did not occur.

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Re: False positives Vir. def: 170221-1 22.2.2017 0:08:41
« Reply #28 on: February 22, 2017, 06:29:19 AM »
Defently false positives because I scanned a file on virus total and came back negative. And virus total scans with ~52 different AV virus definitions.

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Re: False positives Vir. def: 170221-1 22.2.2017 0:08:41
« Reply #29 on: February 22, 2017, 06:32:09 AM »
They haven┬┤t fixed yet!! :-\