Author Topic: [FIXED] [VBS: Malware Gen] False positives Vir. def: 170221-1 22.2.2017 0:08:41  (Read 80509 times)

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Offline Avq2315

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Re: False positives Vir. def: 170221-1 22.2.2017 0:08:41
« Reply #30 on: February 22, 2017, 06:36:04 AM »
I'm also having files flagged as VBS:Malware-gen which I would be confident were false positives.

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Re: False positives Vir. def: 170221-1 22.2.2017 0:08:41
« Reply #31 on: February 22, 2017, 06:58:32 AM »
 >:(

Both me and my room-mate have been getting these ALL DAY. I haven't had a virus in years with you guys, wtf is going on here????

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Re: False positives Vir. def: 170221-1 22.2.2017 0:08:41
« Reply #32 on: February 22, 2017, 07:00:39 AM »
False positives sephiroth, i´ve also had these pup-up windows all day long. I hope they do something soon

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Re: False positives Vir. def: 170221-1 22.2.2017 0:08:41
« Reply #33 on: February 22, 2017, 07:18:28 AM »
False positives here too. I did a full scan before I found out that these were false positives and it claimed over 150 of my files were infected. I clicked "Fix Automatically" and it sent most of the files to the chest and the others were marked for deletion at the next reboot. I held off on rebooting and I'm glad that I did because some of the files marked to be deleted looked important. I can restore the files in the chest, but I hope that I can stop the files marked for deletion from being deleted before my next reboot. I'm holding off on rebooting for that reason!

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Re: False positives Vir. def: 170221-1 22.2.2017 0:08:41
« Reply #34 on: February 22, 2017, 07:20:28 AM »
Confirm false positive on my PC to Google Chrome too. Already reported to Avast.
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Re: False positives Vir. def: 170221-1 22.2.2017 0:08:41
« Reply #35 on: February 22, 2017, 07:25:27 AM »
Is my computer still ok? When I boot scan first I choose to fix all and move to chest but second time I delete them.

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Re: False positives Vir. def: 170221-1 22.2.2017 0:08:41
« Reply #36 on: February 22, 2017, 07:27:37 AM »
Same here. Luckily, Malware bytes is also there and didn't report anything so I think this is false. This loses my trust in Avast.

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Re: False positives Vir. def: 170221-1 22.2.2017 0:08:41
« Reply #37 on: February 22, 2017, 07:27:43 AM »
I made a stupid mistake and let the boot scan delete a ton of files off my computer. I realized 3/4 thru that something was wrong and this couldn't be a legit virus.

All sorts of files were deleted off my computer including personal files.

Is there any way to recover them or at least see a log of files that were deleted during the last boot scan?

Its going to take me days to reinstall everything and get back all the data I lost

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Re: False positives Vir. def: 170221-1 22.2.2017 0:08:41
« Reply #38 on: February 22, 2017, 07:27:55 AM »
I am getting the same  random VBS:Malware-gen on my Opera browser. Full scan found nothing bad in my computer. Is it a false positive?

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Re: False positives? Or what is it?
« Reply #39 on: February 22, 2017, 07:30:31 AM »
OMG, if i run full scan, thousands of infected items. This is real?
Same problem i'm having :( I'm really not happy, as in panicy and anxious somethings seriously wrong with my system. If need be i'll start over but I really dont want too.

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Re: False positives Vir. def: 170221-1 22.2.2017 0:08:41
« Reply #40 on: February 22, 2017, 07:31:07 AM »
I made a stupid mistake and let the boot scan delete a ton of files off my computer. I realized 3/4 thru that something was wrong and this couldn't be a legit virus.

All sorts of files were deleted off my computer including personal files.

Is there any way to recover them or at least see a log of files that were deleted during the last boot scan?

Its going to take me days to reinstall everything and get back all the data I lost

Sucks to hear this happened to someone over a false positive.
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Re: False positives Vir. def: 170221-1 22.2.2017 0:08:41
« Reply #41 on: February 22, 2017, 07:32:33 AM »
When are they going to fix this?

Offline Amy29

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Re: False positives Vir. def: 170221-1 22.2.2017 0:08:41
« Reply #42 on: February 22, 2017, 07:33:14 AM »
I made a stupid mistake and let the boot scan delete a ton of files off my computer. I realized 3/4 thru that something was wrong and this couldn't be a legit virus.

All sorts of files were deleted off my computer including personal files.

Is there any way to recover them or at least see a log of files that were deleted during the last boot scan?

Its going to take me days to reinstall everything and get back all the data I lost

Sucks to hear this happened to someone over a false positive.

This is truly awful D: Thanks avast...I'd usually say this in positivity .Because this virus scanner has helped me in the past, but it's just one big mess today.

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Re: False positives Vir. def: 170221-1 22.2.2017 0:08:41
« Reply #43 on: February 22, 2017, 07:35:29 AM »
I made a stupid mistake and let the boot scan delete a ton of files off my computer. I realized 3/4 thru that something was wrong and this couldn't be a legit virus.

All sorts of files were deleted off my computer including personal files.

Is there any way to recover them or at least see a log of files that were deleted during the last boot scan?

Its going to take me days to reinstall everything and get back all the data I lost

Sucks to hear this happened to someone over a false positive.

This is truly awful D: Thanks avast...I'd usually say this in positivity .Because this virus scanner has helped me in the past, but it's just one big mess today.

I hope someone can pop in and tell me if there is a logfile somewhere so I can see the deleted files. I have Windows 7 if that helps. I have no idea which log file to look at, there are so many.

And the program itself won't give me any way to look at what went on during the last boot scan.

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Re: False positives Vir. def: 170221-1 22.2.2017 0:08:41
« Reply #44 on: February 22, 2017, 07:35:42 AM »
I made a stupid mistake and let the boot scan delete a ton of files off my computer. I realized 3/4 thru that something was wrong and this couldn't be a legit virus.

All sorts of files were deleted off my computer including personal files.

Is there any way to recover them or at least see a log of files that were deleted during the last boot scan?

Its going to take me days to reinstall everything and get back all the data I lost

Sucks to hear this happened to someone over a false positive.

This is truly awful D: Thanks avast...I'd usually say this in positivity .Because this virus scanner has helped me in the past, but it's just one big mess today.

I am also so sorry to hear that pal! DX Avast had it's downs from time to time with false positives, but overall progress and security is still so great.

I was wondering, the VBS Malware is flagging one and the same page, some part of opera main page, that's normal? Although it does on different pages.