Author Topic: AVAST not finding Adware.SuperWeb .Surftastic .YTDownloader WHY ??  (Read 715 times)

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Offline Biox

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I have been seeing some ads popping up bottom right of the screen.

I have run Avast, MalwareBytes and Superantispyware and none of these found anything. A friend suggested another app (will not mention here as I don't want to sound like I'm promoting that) and it found 3 very quickly.

Adware.SuperWeb  4 objects
Adware.Surftastic  14 objects
Adware.YTDownloader  42 objects

Why is Avast Premier not finding these ??

thanks

Offline Be Secure

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Re: AVAST not finding Adware.SuperWeb .Surftastic .YTDownloader WHY ??
« Reply #1 on: February 19, 2019, 03:54:50 AM »
Is PUP MODE Enable on Avast? By default it is off.
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Re: AVAST not finding Adware.SuperWeb .Surftastic .YTDownloader WHY ??
« Reply #2 on: February 19, 2019, 07:30:04 AM »
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Why is Avast Premier not finding these ??
No security program have 100% detection or zero false positives

Did you also consider that this "other app" may detect these as false positives?
Test files at virustotal.com

Also, AV vendors prioritise the dangerous stuff


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