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Avast treats Auslogics Defrag as Malware
« on: August 12, 2017, 10:38:47 PM »
Very recently my Avast has quarantined my Auslogics defrag as malware, even states it has a virus and gives the virus a name. Took the program clean off my desktop without warning when I started to use it.

I tried to download Auslogics defrag again, but immediately the download started, Avast stopped it.

What is going on ?
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Re: Avast treats Auslogics Defrag as Malware
« Reply #1 on: August 12, 2017, 10:41:56 PM »
You can report a suspected FP here: https://www.avast.com/false-positive-file-form.php
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Re: Avast treats Auslogics Defrag as Malware
« Reply #2 on: August 12, 2017, 10:48:39 PM »
Most likely a PUP (Potentially Unwanted Program), because of additional programs (and/or toolbars) that Auslogics has been "pushing" in recent years.
If that's confirmed as the reason, you can add it to your list of exclusions if you wish to keep it.
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Re: Avast treats Auslogics Defrag as Malware
« Reply #3 on: August 12, 2017, 11:23:16 PM »
all malwarebytes tools (Malwarebytes , adwcleaner , jrt) already see (a lot of) auslogics tools as malicious.

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Re: Avast treats Auslogics Defrag as Malware
« Reply #4 on: August 13, 2017, 02:46:57 PM »
I don't know fella's - I downloaded Auslogics Defrag free without a hitch today. It all installed perfectly with no yelp from Avast.

Its one of those computer hiccups we all get. I am sorry to trouble you, but yesterday Avast blocked it and today Avast liked it. Well, you can'y win 'em all can you ?

All I can do is thank you for responding and leave with - Zip-a-dee-doo-dah, zip-a-dee-ay
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Re: Avast treats Auslogics Defrag as Malware
« Reply #5 on: August 13, 2017, 03:09:14 PM »
You're welcome.
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Re: Avast treats Auslogics Defrag as Malware
« Reply #6 on: August 13, 2017, 03:37:44 PM »
I don't know fella's - I downloaded Auslogics Defrag free without a hitch today. It all installed perfectly with no yelp from Avast.

Its one of those computer hiccups we all get. I am sorry to trouble you, but yesterday Avast blocked it and today Avast liked it. [snip]
False positive one day cleared up via VPS update so now it's OK again. That sometimes happens. Stay safe. :)
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