Author Topic: [FIXED] [VBS: Malware Gen] False positives Vir. def: 170221-1 22.2.2017 0:08:41  (Read 134025 times)

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FIXED: VPS 170222-0 is already out and fixes this false positive. Moroni





UPDATE: This False Positive detection should be fixed very soon with a new vps update. Moroni



Today i had 2 virus alerts from safe sites. One was xchat.cz and second on google.cz What happens? Cant belive this is real virus. Thanks

UPDATE: Not only those sites! Also if i run FULL SCAN, thousands of files are detected as virus! Can u imagine what happen if some user delete those files and no more boot up PC? This is unacceptable! Thank you avast. This is not first time i see that huge mistake in your products.

UPDATE 2: Thanks for fix, everything is ok now.
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Re: False positives? Or what is it?
« Reply #1 on: February 22, 2017, 03:18:47 AM »
OMG, if i run full scan, thousands of infected items. This is real?

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Re: False positives? Or what is it?
« Reply #2 on: February 22, 2017, 03:20:17 AM »
I got random virus alerts from twitch.tv or other random well know website like neogaf forum.

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Re: False positives? Or what is it?
« Reply #3 on: February 22, 2017, 03:21:21 AM »
Try do full scan, you wil lbe surprised how avast detect all your files in computer as virus.

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Re: False positives? Or what is it?
« Reply #4 on: February 22, 2017, 03:39:41 AM »
I'm getting the same VBS alert as well. It just started around 2 hours ago when I got on my computer.

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Re: False positives? Or what is it?
« Reply #5 on: February 22, 2017, 03:39:57 AM »
No biggy, everyone using avast right now may have random report, using their browser. May be fix later today, i guess.

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Re: False positives? Or what is it?
« Reply #6 on: February 22, 2017, 03:40:35 AM »
Avast lose customers due this. Too much bsods, too much false positives. This is not first time....

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Re: False positives? Or what is it?
« Reply #7 on: February 22, 2017, 03:49:16 AM »
I'm also getting this exact problem on random websites I go to, roughly every five minutes. I scanned my computer with avast, roguekiller, malwarebytes and several others and none found anything either.

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Re: False positives Vir. def: 170221-1 22.2.2017 0:08:41
« Reply #8 on: February 22, 2017, 03:56:00 AM »
if i run FULL SCAN, thousands of files are detected as virus!

I'm on a Mac and today I am getting a similar result - 500+ "VBS:Malware-gen" identifications and the deep scan is only 50% done.

Sounds like this is some kind of erroneous detection going on today.


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Re: False positives? Or what is it?
« Reply #9 on: February 22, 2017, 04:04:05 AM »
Amazon Cart for me brings a stupid report...........


 :o >:(

Glad I'm not the only one.

Hopefully this will be fixed soon.

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Re: False positives Vir. def: 170221-1 22.2.2017 0:08:41
« Reply #10 on: February 22, 2017, 04:05:15 AM »
Ran into it via Opera. I hope this gets fixed soon.

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Re: False positives Vir. def: 170221-1 22.2.2017 0:08:41
« Reply #11 on: February 22, 2017, 04:33:40 AM »
Omg same here, i thought it was a virus coz i was upgrading some drivers..I wasted 3 hours trying to undestand if it was really a virus or just a bug of avast

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Re: False positives Vir. def: 170221-1 22.2.2017 0:08:41
« Reply #12 on: February 22, 2017, 04:48:51 AM »
I am getting the same thing. It's been driving me nuts and I even uninstalled and reinstalled Chrome. Looks like it's an Avast issue, hope it gets fixed soon.

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Re: False positives Vir. def: 170221-1 22.2.2017 0:08:41
« Reply #13 on: February 22, 2017, 04:51:56 AM »
Getting Malware blocked pop-ups for Twitch. Ran varies scans except Avast's after reading the 1000's of flagged item reports. Something is flagged incorrectly in these definitions.

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Re: False positives Vir. def: 170221-1 22.2.2017 0:08:41
« Reply #14 on: February 22, 2017, 04:56:58 AM »
This is a colossal stuff up that is effecting everyone with Avast Antivirus what is going on???

Come on Avast I've been recommending you since 2006 Vista days don't make me look bad. :(