Author Topic: [FIXED] [VBS: Malware Gen] False positives Vir. def: 170221-1 22.2.2017 0:08:41  (Read 128095 times)

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Re: False positives Vir. def: 170221-1 22.2.2017 0:08:41
« Reply #15 on: February 22, 2017, 05:08:28 AM »
Same here, have 2 devices with Avast and both got alerted by Steam
I hope this is a false positive.
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Re: False positives Vir. def: 170221-1 22.2.2017 0:08:41
« Reply #16 on: February 22, 2017, 05:09:58 AM »
Hi guys, I reported it.
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Re: False positives Vir. def: 170221-1 22.2.2017 0:08:41
« Reply #17 on: February 22, 2017, 05:28:22 AM »
Thanks!  I figured it was a false alarm.  Funny thing is that opening this thread, Avast alerted to VBS:Malware-gen!

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Re: False positives Vir. def: 170221-1 22.2.2017 0:08:41
« Reply #18 on: February 22, 2017, 05:35:06 AM »
I have Avast on 2 computers: my desktop and my laptop. I'm getting the same issue on my desktop, I put it into silent mode so it won't bug me to death, but I do hope they fix this soon otherwise I may have to find another AV for the time being. My laptop I haven't updated yet and I think I will continue to refrain from doing so until I know this is fixed.

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Re: False positives Vir. def: 170221-1 22.2.2017 0:08:41
« Reply #19 on: February 22, 2017, 05:40:38 AM »
Ugh. I foolishly made everything a giant mess because of the stupid false positives. Well. That was my bad and I'll own it. But I'm not renewing my Avast subscription next month. :\

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Re: False positives Vir. def: 170221-1 22.2.2017 0:08:41
« Reply #20 on: February 22, 2017, 05:44:41 AM »
HI Same here not only is the VBS: Malware-gen detected but Boot time scan deleted files and quarantined file in the Virus chest
I have used malicous malware removal tool I have done defender scans and other people I know using other anti-virus have no issues... Is this a False positive or is this serious.... and is it another stuff up after the new program update that has caused other issues... worried and not happy...

Other people using other anti virus have found no issues on their devices????

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Re: False positives Vir. def: 170221-1 22.2.2017 0:08:41
« Reply #21 on: February 22, 2017, 05:45:18 AM »
Been getting this stuff all day long.

Driving me mental.

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Re: False positives Vir. def: 170221-1 22.2.2017 0:08:41
« Reply #22 on: February 22, 2017, 05:45:56 AM »
Received threat pop up on Amazon for my cart. Same as others have mentioned. Ran Malwarebytes scan, zero threats. Ran Avast Smartscan, zero threats. Seeing the other notes here, not going to freak out and not worry about the main scan or anything else. But it was a lovely (sarcasm) thirty minutes of scanning and wondering what was happening.

Also, getting these "threat blocked" notices on the VBS:Malware-gen, but there's ZERO sign of them in my virus chest when it tells me to go look.

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Re: False positives Vir. def: 170221-1 22.2.2017 0:08:41
« Reply #23 on: February 22, 2017, 05:55:06 AM »
Just recently I updated avast on my mac

then i started getting random malware-gen notifications from postgresql. I have something that is utilizing pg_notify, which causes it to write to /usr/local/var/postgres/pg_notify/0000, and it caused a infection loop to occur with Avast.

The workaround was to remove postgresql, even though its installed with homebrew. I think its a false positive with the latest defs, as prior to updating the defs this did not occur.

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Re: False positives Vir. def: 170221-1 22.2.2017 0:08:41
« Reply #24 on: February 22, 2017, 06:29:19 AM »
Defently false positives because I scanned a file on virus total and came back negative. And virus total scans with ~52 different AV virus definitions.

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Re: False positives Vir. def: 170221-1 22.2.2017 0:08:41
« Reply #25 on: February 22, 2017, 06:32:09 AM »
They haven´t fixed yet!! :-\

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Re: False positives Vir. def: 170221-1 22.2.2017 0:08:41
« Reply #26 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 #27 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 #28 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 #29 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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