Author Topic: [FIXED] [VBS: Malware Gen] False positives Vir. def: 170221-1 22.2.2017 0:08:41  (Read 92368 times)

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Offline KevR

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Re: False positives Vir. def: 170221-1 22.2.2017 0:08:41
« Reply #45 on: February 22, 2017, 07:35:48 AM »
I get this every time I go to my Amazon.ca cart.  Haven't seen it on any other sites.

http://imgur.com/XfNRBh9


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Re: False positives Vir. def: 170221-1 22.2.2017 0:08:41
« Reply #46 on: February 22, 2017, 07:37:31 AM »
False positives for me as well, about every 5 minutes starting today. Was trying to upload a screen shot, but I can't get that to work, either.

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Re: False positives Vir. def: 170221-1 22.2.2017 0:08:41
« Reply #47 on: February 22, 2017, 07:39:44 AM »


I am having this kind of it. It's pretty annoying since I use Opera

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Re: False positives Vir. def: 170221-1 22.2.2017 0:08:41
« Reply #48 on: February 22, 2017, 07:40:02 AM »
Came here to report the exact same issue

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Re: False positives Vir. def: 170221-1 22.2.2017 0:08:41
« Reply #49 on: February 22, 2017, 07:44:21 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.

well luckily it looks like I have a system restore point from a week ago. If I do the restore will that bring back all my files? Sorry if thats a dumb question I don't know much about this stuff.

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Re: False positives Vir. def: 170221-1 22.2.2017 0:08:41
« Reply #50 on: February 22, 2017, 07:45:21 AM »
Is computer safe to use?

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Re: False positives Vir. def: 170221-1 22.2.2017 0:08:41
« Reply #51 on: February 22, 2017, 07:49:08 AM »
Is computer safe to use?
So far as this goes, it should be.

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Re: False positives Vir. def: 170221-1 22.2.2017 0:08:41
« Reply #52 on: February 22, 2017, 07:51:08 AM »
Wow so im not the only one...

This AV is detecting OPERA.EXE as a malware.


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Re: False positives Vir. def: 170221-1 22.2.2017 0:08:41
« Reply #53 on: February 22, 2017, 07:53:13 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.

well luckily it looks like I have a system restore point from a week ago. If I do the restore will that bring back all my files? Sorry if thats a dumb question I don't know much about this stuff.

You should do the system restore.
Win 8.1 64 bit 16GB Avast Free/Malwarebytes Pro/CCleaner

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Re: False positives Vir. def: 170221-1 22.2.2017 0:08:41
« Reply #54 on: February 22, 2017, 07:53:30 AM »
Wow so im not the only one...

This AV is detecting OPERA.EXE as a malware.



the absolutely same as mine xD

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Re: False positives Vir. def: 170221-1 22.2.2017 0:08:41
« Reply #55 on: February 22, 2017, 07:55:59 AM »
How do I get all these files RESTORED to their original location from the Virus Chest?   The Avast scan put tons of files in the Chest after finding the VBS:  Malware Gen which is apparently a false positive Avast glitch! 

Please give clear instructions to restore the files to their original location .  Thank you so much! 

Avast FIX this issue ASAP please!  I need my computer for a talk later today!  Ready to disable Avast!

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Re: False positives Vir. def: 170221-1 22.2.2017 0:08:41
« Reply #56 on: February 22, 2017, 08:01:03 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.

It did scan a fangame I think it was sonic 2 HD; as a false positive once a long time ago back whenever it got released. This one though, yikes.

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Re: False positives Vir. def: 170221-1 22.2.2017 0:08:41
« Reply #57 on: February 22, 2017, 08:06:54 AM »
Please fix this ASAP. I have uninstalled Avast until this issue is fixed. This pervasive false positive is preventing me from taking care of my daily business online, which is bad enough.

But now I would be a fool to run an Avast scan so long as there are people reporting Avast has deleted large numbers of files from their machines that were not infected. And they are asking how to get their files back!

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Re: False positives Vir. def: 170221-1 22.2.2017 0:08:41
« Reply #58 on: February 22, 2017, 08:08:31 AM »
Is computer safe to use?
So far as this goes, it should be.
Can I restore the files on my virus chest now? or wait for the fix?

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Re: False positives Vir. def: 170221-1 22.2.2017 0:08:41
« Reply #59 on: February 22, 2017, 08:21:27 AM »
même problème

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