Author Topic: Windows defender says Avast Driver updater contains a virus and rejects it  (Read 2770 times)

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Offline lcfraser

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WIn 10 computer.  Trie to download and install.  First Microsoft Edge refused to allow it to download, then when I forced it, Windows Defender said it contained a virus and rejected it.

What's the deal?

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Which link did you use..?
You can download the new version here: https://honzik.avcdn.net/setup/avast-du/release/avast_driver_updater_online_setup.exe
Win 8.1 [x64] - Avast PremSec 21.9.6605.IBC [UI.666] - EEK - Firefox ESR 78.14 [NS/uBO/PB] - TB 91.1.1
Avast-Tools: Secure Browser 93.0 - Cleanup 21.3 - SecureLine 5.13 - Driver Updater 21.3 - CCleaner 5.85
Avast Wissenswertes (Downloads, Anleitungen & Infos): https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=60523.0

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Which link did you use..?
You can download the new version here: https://honzik.avcdn.net/setup/avast-du/release/avast_driver_updater_online_setup.exe
The installation file that contains a virus or PUP is the one from the official avast link (1.3Mo)
https://support.avast.com/en-ww/article/Install-Driver-Updater
The one you're proposing seems OK even though it only weighs 1Mo
But it's quite worrying that avast is not reacting to the publicly released version, especially since it seems to have been issued 2 months ago.
https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=234794.0

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Hi Chris, the new version of ADU (20.1.627) has been released last week.
For info/details see: https://forum.avast.com/index.php?msg=1557076
The ADU FAQ articles currently get reworked and will be updated soon.
Win 8.1 [x64] - Avast PremSec 21.9.6605.IBC [UI.666] - EEK - Firefox ESR 78.14 [NS/uBO/PB] - TB 91.1.1
Avast-Tools: Secure Browser 93.0 - Cleanup 21.3 - SecureLine 5.13 - Driver Updater 21.3 - CCleaner 5.85
Avast Wissenswertes (Downloads, Anleitungen & Infos): https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=60523.0