Author Topic: [FIXED] [VBS: Malware Gen] False positives Vir. def: 170221-1 22.2.2017 0:08:41  (Read 119227 times)

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Offline HonzaZ

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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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I just checked the Mac forum and it refers to this thread.  I'm on AvastBusiness with definitions xxx.222 and I have a Macbook with El Capitan throwing numerous Webshield alerts for: "https://clients1.google.com/tbproxy/af/query?client=Google%20Chrome" and the like.   Is this the issue that this thread addresses?   If it is, please remove the "resolved" notation in red at the beginning.  I have yet to see any substantive info regarding MacOS and this problem.

Thanks in advance to any experts helping with this.

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Still don't belive avast delete infected items by self without user action. But everything is possible....

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I just checked the Mac forum and it refers to this thread.  I'm on AvastBusiness with definitions xxx.222 and I have a Macbook with El Capitan throwing numerous Webshield alerts for: "https://clients1.google.com/tbproxy/af/query?client=Google%20Chrome" and the like.
Can you post your VPS number?

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Still don't belive avast delete infected items by self without user action. But everything is possible....


For everyone asking. I have no backup for the 1000++ pictures. Since it's only taken last December and I just transferred it from SD card.

And yes, AVAST automatically deleted the pictures on boot scan without asking me. Actually it's 5000++ jpeg pictures. 4000++ of them I got backup.

My only hope is to recover any pictures which haven't got overwritten in the SD card.

Unless some of you can recommend a good way to recover the items. Recuva is not working.

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Then this is really bad, not only last version of Avast causing too much BSODS, UI bugs but today this. Avast team? Any explanation?

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Still don't belive avast delete infected items by self without user action. But everything is possible....

I believe the quarantine vault has a space limit. Go over that limit and stuff will be gone for good.

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and nothing from Avast on twitter or their blog so far...

https://twitter.com/avast_antivirus


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Still don't belive avast delete infected items by self without user action. But everything is possible....

I believe the quarantine vault has a space limit. Go over that limit and stuff will be gone for good.

The maximum limit is 256mb by default BUT I'm not sure if exceeding that deletes files.
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I just checked the Mac forum and it refers to this thread.  I'm on AvastBusiness with definitions xxx.222 and I have a Macbook with El Capitan throwing numerous Webshield alerts for: "https://clients1.google.com/tbproxy/af/query?client=Google%20Chrome" and the like.
Can you post your VPS number?

I don't know what VPS stands for.

Avast Business Security 2016
Version 12.5
Virus definitions version: 1702220
Product License will expire on 3/4/17

I just updated OS of Macbook to Seirra 10.12.3

Thanks!

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VPS is Virus definitions version :). It should be fixed in yours (1702220) - do you still receive the popups?