Author Topic: [FIXED] [VBS: Malware Gen] False positives Vir. def: 170221-1 22.2.2017 0:08:41  (Read 134157 times)

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if you dont have anything usefull to say please dont thanks... whole focus of a thread is to be helpful not sarcastic

If you're referring to my quoting you and asking my question, I wasn't trying to be sarcastic... you said you had an issue/problem with the new virus definitions database [QUOTE: Noixz: "My Issue is with the new VPS (170222-00)"], I was seriously trying to ask (as stated) if it's an issue the rest of us need to be concerned with, especially considering the whole reason this thread exists... as in false-positives causing several files to be deleted that didn't need to be.

Just because I said "ruh-roh" or tried to be a bit more subtle/soft about it, doesn't mean I'm not asking a legit question.  Perhaps you need to get off your high-horse and realize that not everybody is going to phrase or word everything to your specific standards or likings.  ::) :P

Guessing this means that the "problem" that you have with the new database was obviously troll-bait, and it's best to just add you to my ignore list.  Good day.  8)

EDIT: This is exactly what I said - " :o Ruh-roh, what's going on with the new def database?  Anything the rest of us should be concerned with, especially as compared to why this thread even exists?  :-\ "

PS - Next time when you say that you have a problem with a product or its definition-database, you might want to specify WHAT THAT PROBLEM ACTUALLY IS... rather than choosing to get triggered by, and snapping at, those that actually give a crap to ask what that problem might be.  (In a thread such as this, saying you have a problem with the new database, may as well equate to shouting "fire" in a movie-theater when there's no actual fire.)

PPS - Thank you for giving a shining example as to what it means to *not* be helpful, nor constructive, to a thread.  ;D
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I am trying to recover the 500 files that I accidently deleted while doing the virus scan. So I have found this Data Recovery Tool, which has come up with a loong list of deleted files from general usage in the past days/weeks/months? Idk. There is no way to check the date the files were deleted or anything...

Does Avast keep a log of virus scan / deleted files maybe? Then I could maybe cross check file names with that log file

Avast UI > Protection > Anti-Virus > Scan History.

Click on the scan that you did and then detailed report.
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xxx222 WebShield still showing false positives on Macs?  ETA on fix?


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Yeah, I'm a victim of Avast, too. I did a full scan last night after installing the newest version of Avast, and it deleted some stuff. And since I was scanning my backup drive "just to be safe" I've lost some things that I can't get back. >:( I just renewed yesterday, too. I doubt I can get a refund, so I guess I'm out the $35 because I'm going to switch anti-virus software.

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Yeah, I'm a victim of Avast, too. I did a full scan last night after installing the newest version of Avast, and it deleted some stuff. And since I was scanning my backup drive "just to be safe" I've lost some things that I can't get back. >:( I just renewed yesterday, too. I doubt I can get a refund, so I guess I'm out the $35 because I'm going to switch anti-virus software.
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I am trying to recover the 500 files that I accidently deleted while doing the virus scan. So I have found this Data Recovery Tool, which has come up with a loong list of deleted files from general usage in the past days/weeks/months? Idk. There is no way to check the date the files were deleted or anything...

Does Avast keep a log of virus scan / deleted files maybe? Then I could maybe cross check file names with that log file

Avast UI > Protection > Anti-Virus > Scan History.

Click on the scan that you did and then detailed report.

I dont see those names in my program. I am using a Mac running Avast Security 2016, maybe that changes how things show?

Plus if you refer to the Reports -> Virus Scan Reports, then its empty. It only shows 3 scans that I interrupted myself after doing the 500 file scan. Maybe there is a max on 3 reports logging?

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I wish this came up on Google when I looked it up last night. 66 false (probably) positives.
I put them the chest, but didn't delete them, as I had thought it sounded fishy.
Is my computer wrecked now? I'm hoping not. My computer didn't crash or anything, but I'm still worried. ._.

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Yeah, I'm a victim of Avast, too. I did a full scan last night after installing the newest version of Avast, and it deleted some stuff. And since I was scanning my backup drive "just to be safe" I've lost some things that I can't get back. >:( I just renewed yesterday, too. I doubt I can get a refund, so I guess I'm out the $35 because I'm going to switch anti-virus software.

Why you deleted those files? Avast by self don't delete anything. And if yes by system file shield, it will be in your virus chest = easy restore. You are only victim by self.

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I wish this came up on Google when I looked it up last night. 66 false (probably) positives.
I put them the chest, but didn't delete them, as I had thought it sounded fishy.
Is my computer wrecked now? I'm hoping not. My computer didn't crash or anything, but I'm still worried. ._.

See #153.

@ Nihojep - Your best bet is to post in the Mac Forum of Avast > https://forum.avast.com/index.php?board=5.0
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I wish this came up on Google when I looked it up last night. 66 false (probably) positives.
I put them the chest, but didn't delete them, as I had thought it sounded fishy.
Is my computer wrecked now? I'm hoping not. My computer didn't crash or anything, but I'm still worried. ._.

No, just restore them from your virus chest and you'll be fine.

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Regarding the Mac versions - VPS 20170222-00 was released around the same time as VPS 9 and VPS Nitro.

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Sooo.... I tried every fix I know to recover the deleted PICTURES but nothing works. I have tried a bunch of free recovery softwares and even hex editors to try and see if the jpeg header is OK.

For some reason, when I ran the boot scan with the wrong virus definition, it automatically deleted a bunch of my personal pictures.

DID I JUST LOST 1000++ PICTURES permanently???

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Sooo.... I tried every fix I know to recover the deleted PICTURES but nothing works. I have tried a bunch of free recovery softwares and even hex editors to try and see if the jpeg header is OK.

For some reason, when I ran the boot scan with the wrong virus definition, it automatically deleted a bunch of my personal pictures.

DID I JUST LOST 1000++ PICTURES permanently???
Don't know, but I am sure you have backup as everyone, so don't worry, just restore from backup.

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Sooo.... I tried every fix I know to recover the deleted PICTURES but nothing works. I have tried a bunch of free recovery softwares and even hex editors to try and see if the jpeg header is OK.

For some reason, when I ran the boot scan with the wrong virus definition, it automatically deleted a bunch of my personal pictures.

DID I JUST LOST 1000++ PICTURES permanently???
Don't know, but I am sure you have backup as everyone, so don't worry, just restore from backup.
If he had a backup, he wouldn't be asking for solutions via recovery software.  :o 
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Sooo.... I tried every fix I know to recover the deleted PICTURES but nothing works. I have tried a bunch of free recovery softwares and even hex editors to try and see if the jpeg header is OK.

For some reason, when I ran the boot scan with the wrong virus definition, it automatically deleted a bunch of my personal pictures.

DID I JUST LOST 1000++ PICTURES permanently???
Don't know, but I am sure you have backup as everyone, so don't worry, just restore from backup.

Can you stop being a **** or gtfo this forum?
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