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Offline HaBiT

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Possible false positive
« on: August 09, 2020, 01:46:24 AM »
On Aug 6th around 9pm Avast claimed that Win32:Evo-gen [Susp] infected
a lot of files in
C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution\Download\9611628d156cf82897f21b373a800694
 for the next 2 days I get attacked by an Avast popup that never ends there was 78 files founds today. This folder is full of .dll for AMD, since this is a windows folder I am inclined to believe this is a false positive.

I am running Windows 10 64-bit

Offline polonus

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Re: Possible false positive
« Reply #1 on: August 09, 2020, 10:28:05 AM »
The folder will always reload by itself, read: https://www.windowscentral.com/how-clear-softwaredistribution-folder-windows-10

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