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Re: [VBS: Malware Gen] False positives Vir. def: 170221-1 22.2.2017 0:08:41
« Reply #90 on: February 22, 2017, 10:11:23 AM »
This was a scan from a few hours ago, around the time of my first post here :( And it found 'infected' files that probably arent infected at all, so now i don't really know what to do with it.

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Re: [VBS: Malware Gen] False positives Vir. def: 170221-1 22.2.2017 0:08:41
« Reply #91 on: February 22, 2017, 10:11:55 AM »
Got it 170222-0
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Re: [VBS: Malware Gen] False positives Vir. def: 170221-1 22.2.2017 0:08:41
« Reply #92 on: February 22, 2017, 10:13:09 AM »
I have just now updated to new definitions - 170221-1 and they still report false positives. They just don't do it properly:
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PS: There's an error in your SIG. It currently reads:
NO SECURITY TOOL PROTECTS A SYSTEM AGAINST THE STUPIDITY OF A USER
That should be:
NO SYSTEM PROTECTS A USER AGAINST THE STUPIDITY OF A SECURITY TOOL
Avast detected too many infected files & started deleting them because it couldn't put them all in the Chest. I seem to have just lost a large number of treasured photos.
« Last Edit: February 22, 2017, 10:15:12 AM by VBS:Malware_Gen False Positive Victim »

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Re: [VBS: Malware Gen] False positives Vir. def: 170221-1 22.2.2017 0:08:41
« Reply #93 on: February 22, 2017, 10:13:55 AM »
Anyone here installed Avast on a production server? Hows the server now? XD
There is no this problem with avast endpoint line (but some AfB users (cloud endpoint) report about it)
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Re: [VBS: Malware Gen] False positives Vir. def: 170221-1 22.2.2017 0:08:41
« Reply #94 on: February 22, 2017, 10:14:58 AM »
I have just now updated to new definitions - 170221-1 and they still report false positives. They just don't do it properly:
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PS: There's an error in your SIG. It currently reads:
NO SECURITY TOOL PROTECTS A SYSTEM AGAINST THE STUPIDITY OF A USER
That should be:
NO SYSTEM PROTECTS A AGAINST THE STUPIDITY OF A SECURITY TOOL
Avast detected too many infected files & started deleting them because it couldn't put them all in the Chest. I seem to have just lost a large number of treasured photos.
Please try through 20-30 minutes again to update VDB. Right number now is 170222
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Re: [VBS: Malware Gen] False positives Vir. def: 170221-1 22.2.2017 0:08:41
« Reply #95 on: February 22, 2017, 10:15:18 AM »
I have just now updated to new definitions - 170221-1 and they still report false positives.
New VPS is 170222-00, 170221-01 is the one with the FP detection... Could you try updating again?

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Re: [VBS: Malware Gen] False positives Vir. def: 170221-1 22.2.2017 0:08:41
« Reply #96 on: February 22, 2017, 10:15:28 AM »
After you restore items from the virus chest do they continue to show up in there?

I tried to restore all 3k-ish files and used overwrite all, windows 10 asked me if i wanted to let avast makes changes to my system, i said yes.

All files are still showing as being in virus chest.

I am updated to 170222
« Last Edit: February 22, 2017, 10:17:57 AM by Nate123 »

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Re: [VBS: Malware Gen] False positives Vir. def: 170221-1 22.2.2017 0:08:41
« Reply #97 on: February 22, 2017, 10:16:02 AM »
it is NOT just Avast.....

Avast, AVG, Malware bites, Kaspersky, etc all showing up with same symptoms.
it is NOT your AV. it's a problem with java, or windows, or chrome
still researching

Not true. Malwarebytes is not detecting anything on my system (as opposed to 40+ files with avast), nor is Hitman Pro which uses the Kapersky engine. AVG is now owned by avast so if that is having detections then that is not surprising.

On the positive side I've just got the new VPS and my latest quick scan is clean. :)

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Re: [VBS: Malware Gen] False positives Vir. def: 170221-1 22.2.2017 0:08:41
« Reply #98 on: February 22, 2017, 10:19:46 AM »
On the positive side I've just got the new VPS and my latest quick scan is clean. :)
Thanks for confirmation!

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Re: [VBS: Malware Gen] False positives Vir. def: 170221-1 22.2.2017 0:08:41
« Reply #99 on: February 22, 2017, 10:20:50 AM »


I really dont know what to do here. I'm worried about putting things in the chest if theyre important files which a lot of them seem to be.

But it doesnt seem to want to let me do nothing and it's been like this for a few hours.

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Re: [VBS: Malware Gen] False positives Vir. def: 170221-1 22.2.2017 0:08:41
« Reply #100 on: February 22, 2017, 10:21:35 AM »
The new VPS (170222-00) should contain the fix. Can you (who are affected) try updating VPS and letting me know if there is still an issue or not?
Thanks Honza, I tried a manual update, not available here yet.
Just got the VPS update.

Edit: Seems the problem is fixed.
« Last Edit: February 22, 2017, 10:34:38 AM by Asyn »
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Re: [VBS: Malware Gen] False positives Vir. def: 170221-1 22.2.2017 0:08:41
« Reply #101 on: February 22, 2017, 10:23:27 AM »
How do you stop files from being deleted on reboot? is it safe to simply uninstall avast?

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Re: [VBS: Malware Gen] False positives Vir. def: 170221-1 22.2.2017 0:08:41
« Reply #102 on: February 22, 2017, 10:25:28 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.

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Re: [VBS: Malware Gen] False positives Vir. def: 170221-1 22.2.2017 0:08:41
« Reply #103 on: February 22, 2017, 10:25:55 AM »
I have the same issue,, appear me in Google, something about a TCP and something in Cortana folder, but is the same alert

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Re: [VBS: Malware Gen] False positives Vir. def: 170221-1 22.2.2017 0:08:41
« Reply #104 on: February 22, 2017, 10:29:45 AM »
Avast! By the time I got a detection I ran a boot time scan! After the scan it shows that I have over 4878 FILES INFECTED!!!

4673 OF THOSE FILES ARE PERSONAL PICTURES FROM LAST YEAR WHICH I HAVE NO BACK UP!!!

IT GOT PERMANENTLY DELETED BY AVAST!!!