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Offline Patrick6789

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What is going on here? Is Avast trustworthy?
« on: May 31, 2020, 04:25:00 AM »
Screenshot of a file I scanned with Avast on my laptop, and the same file at the Virustotal website (which includes a scan by Avast) My laptop finds no problems with it, virustotal has 22 hits of detection. How many times have I simply run a scan by Avast on my laptop and just trusted it when it tells me the file is safe?
https://imgur.com/qix5ewV
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Offline Simion

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Re: What is going on here? Is Avast trustworthy?
« Reply #1 on: May 31, 2020, 05:58:40 AM »
The VT analysis is almost two years old. Try rescanning the file.

Offline Patrick6789

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Re: What is going on here? Is Avast trustworthy?
« Reply #2 on: May 31, 2020, 08:33:39 PM »
I reanalyzed the file and it came back with more engines detecting it, but when I scanned it with Avast today, it detected the same malware as mentioned in virustotal, that it didn't catch yesterday.