Author Topic: [FIXED] [VBS: Malware Gen] False positives Vir. def: 170221-1 22.2.2017 0:08:41  (Read 95231 times)

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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, 10:04:22 AM »
There is no need to scan everything.

Get the latest VPS and use the system as you would normally do, if the problem is not fixed you will soon enough get a new warning.

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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, 10:06:34 AM »
not available too
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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, 10:07:21 AM »
I scanned my files but everything seems to be in limbo right now? it wont let me 'do nothing' ('apply' is unclickable), but some of these are very important files and i think it's affecting my ability to load websites. Would a rescan when I get the fix make it right?

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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, 10:09:21 AM »
Anyone here installed Avast on a production server? Hows the server now? XD

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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, 10:10:04 AM »
As Eddy already pointed out, there is no reason to scan anything. Just update to 170222-00 and see if the popups still appear or not.

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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, 10:11:23 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 #96 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 #97 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 #98 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 #99 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:
Unable to paste Image

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 #100 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 #101 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 #102 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 #103 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 #104 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.