Author Topic: [FIXED] [VBS: Malware Gen] False positives Vir. def: 170221-1 22.2.2017 0:08:41  (Read 92416 times)

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Come on guys, lets keep it to the topic.

Avast have made a mistake with the VPS and users have the right to be angry.

They've now taken precautions to ensure it doesn't happen in the future.
Yes so did they say the last time also, and the time before that 

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You going to pay me back for spending 150 bucks to have my system restored after your false positives wiped out one of my computers Avast? Because I'm here to say goodbye to you. That was totally messed up. I have my receipt for the repair if your interested in reimbursing me.   

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Any mac users affected! Seems most of you are using windows. my client indicated lots of VBS virus reports but nothing detected with malwarebytes and then I found this thread.

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Yep, I'm a Mac user. I had to shut off all security from Avast because it kept showing me alerts every few seconds

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Any mac users affected! Seems most of you are using windows. my client indicated lots of VBS virus reports but nothing detected with malwarebytes and then I found this thread.
You'll find the Mac section of the forum here:
https://forum.avast.com/index.php?board=5.0
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Still happening on 170223-0......unless Amazon is harboring malware :-)  Getting it on other sites as well.

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Strange, I'm not getting any notification when I go to Amazon via Chrome.
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Strange, I'm not getting any notification when I go to Amazon via Chrome.


Out of curiosity, please try going to your cart, then beginning the checkout process to see what happens.  My false positives are there.  I don't get anything on their home page either.

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No problem going to the checkout page but, I don't have anything in my cart. :)
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Avast never notified me of their problem which became my problem. I trusted Avast. I sent an email to the CEO of Amazon yesterday. I received a reply today telling me that their IT team was able to confirm this was a technical issue with Avast that is creating the false messaging for Amazon and various other websites. I should have been notified by Avast that there was a problem. The fact that I, and no one else was notified speaks for itself. Avast has gotten so big that they don't care about their customers.

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Still happening on 170223-0......unless Amazon is harboring malware :-)  Getting it on other sites as well.

Avast tech support instructed me to:

We request you to update Avast manually and restart your computer.

Open Avast interface--> click on settings--> select update and perform manual update.

After performing Avast update, the popup will not come again.

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Re: [VBS: Malware Gen] False positives Vir. def: 170221-1 22.2.2017 0:08:41
« Reply #311 on: February 24, 2017, 12:14:49 AM »
I have the same problem, twice every day avast scans (full system) my laptop, a few hours later, it said I had no malware, then I got a report saying this.
I updated avast manually:

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This should answer your question:
https://blog.avast.com/2014/02/28/how-do-i-handle-files-that-avast-cant-scan/
My question is why are you running so many scans ???
Once your files have been checked, and your system is clean, let Avast do it's job.
It checks everything new, changed added accessed, etc.  Doing scans is only duplication of what's already
going on in the background.
Your system, your decision. :)
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I manually updated to 170224-0, restarted my computer, and I am *still* having the problem.  While that in itself is just an annoyance, the larger issue is that I am reluctant to do any sort of scan.  I don't want a bunch of false positives that cause problems.  This has really left a bad taste in my mouth for Avast, and I will likely be looking elsewhere at renewal time, if not sooner.

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I manually updated to 170224-0, restarted my computer, and I am *still* having the problem.  While that in itself is just an annoyance, the larger issue is that I am reluctant to do any sort of scan.  I don't want a bunch of false positives that cause problems.  This has really left a bad taste in my mouth for Avast, and I will likely be looking elsewhere at renewal time, if not sooner.
What problem ???
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