Author Topic: Avast is flagging Apple/AssetCache/Data/Assetinfo.db info as Ransomware?  (Read 1731 times)

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Offline JLSeagull

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Hi,

Since the most recent Avast update, on OS startup, Avast Pro for Mac is flagging Apple/AssetCache/Data/Assetinfo.db info as a Ransomware threat?... I have not yet updated to the new Catalina Mac OS.

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Re: Avast is flagging Apple/AssetCache/Data/Assetinfo.db info as Ransomware?
« Reply #1 on: October 12, 2019, 05:15:32 PM »
You can report a suspected FP (File/Website) here: https://www.avast.com/false-positive-file-form.php
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Re: Avast is flagging Apple/AssetCache/Data/Assetinfo.db info as Ransomware?
« Reply #2 on: October 13, 2019, 04:25:57 PM »
I have not seen this but does sound like a false positive.
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Offline Vladimirz

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Re: Avast is flagging Apple/AssetCache/Data/Assetinfo.db info as Ransomware?
« Reply #3 on: October 14, 2019, 05:44:28 PM »
Hi, please can you upload/attached picture of detection message and also file if possible?


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Re: Avast is flagging Apple/AssetCache/Data/Assetinfo.db info as Ransomware?
« Reply #4 on: October 15, 2019, 08:39:31 AM »
Hello,
we know about the issue and are working on releasing a fix ASAP. We apologise for the issue.
Kind regards,
Ondrej Kolacek