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Offline xTerminus

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AntiVir detects Avast4/ashDisp.exe as a trojan
« on: June 14, 2006, 08:07:46 AM »
I've been using both AntiVir & avast! simultaneously untill today when AntiVir keeps detecting Avast4/ashDisp.exe as a trojan & bugging me about it. If I select any action for AntiVir it breaks the avast! update. If I re-update avast!, then AntiVir immediately detects it & requires action again. I've removed AntiVir for the time being but I like to use them both, does anyone know how I can fix this?

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Re: AntiVir detects Avast4/ashDisp.exe as a trojan
« Reply #1 on: June 14, 2006, 09:18:45 AM »
Hello,

I have the same problem. I work in computer-service, and I have now 3 computers from my clients with identical problem. Now Windows starts 5-10 minutes, have no menus, and system restore not work. Anyone fix this ? Repairing from console also not work.

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Re: AntiVir detects Avast4/ashDisp.exe as a trojan
« Reply #2 on: June 14, 2006, 09:28:03 AM »
Latest Antivir and avast! IS NOT COMPATIBLE with each other! It has been discussed in several threads. You need to get rid of one AV: which one to leave - is up to you.

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Re: AntiVir detects Avast4/ashDisp.exe as a trojan
« Reply #3 on: June 14, 2006, 03:45:32 PM »
Well ashDisp.exe certainly isn't a trojan, but you can confirm this file at: Jotti - Multi engine on-line virus scanner if any other scanners here detect them it is less likely to be a false positive.
Or VirusTotal - Multi engine on-line virus scanner

As has been said the new version of antivir isn't able to run alongside avast as it is now a resident on-access scanner and not an on-demand scanner as it was able to run previously. Having two resident on-access scanners installed on your system is likely to cause conflict.
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Re: AntiVir detects Avast4/ashDisp.exe as a trojan
« Reply #4 on: June 14, 2006, 05:46:09 PM »
As has been said the new version of antivir isn't able to run alongside avast as it is now a resident on-access scanner and not an on-demand scanner as it was able to run previously. Having two resident on-access scanners installed on your system is likely to cause conflict.
Before you uninstall AntiVir (;D), copy all its installation folder contents to another clean, empty, folder in your computer.
Now you can run Antivir from there without conflicts  8)
Updating needs some tricks to work  :) ;)
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Re: AntiVir detects Avast4/ashDisp.exe as a trojan
« Reply #5 on: June 14, 2006, 10:03:44 PM »
Interesting trick, but as second on demand scanner I'm using standalone Dr.Web CureIT program sometimes.  ;)

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Re: AntiVir detects Avast4/ashDisp.exe as a trojan
« Reply #6 on: June 15, 2006, 12:03:33 AM »
AntiVir can also be used as an on-demand scanner like this:

Install the basic AntiVir module and Explorer Extension  but not the AntiVir Guard
Reboot
Run regedit and change AntiVirService  to REMAntiVirService (but only if you know what you're doing)
Reboot again

I have no problems with updates with this method, either.

You're right about ashdisp.exe, though.  If AntiVir has an exclusion or ignore list I haven't found it.
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