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Offline Lionel10

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When I Install Visual Studio 2022, avast block PowerShell
« on: December 08, 2022, 03:19:56 AM »
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We've blocked powershell.exe because it was infected with IDP.HELU.PSE33 - Command line detection

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Re: When I Install Visual Studio 2022, avast block PowerShell
« Reply #1 on: December 11, 2022, 02:58:51 PM »
Hi Lionel10,

You find some answers here: https://www.reddit.com/r/avast/comments/xvjis1/idphelujarmal15_avast_threat/

Avast scan should have an exclusion list for particular OS files, which scanning would raise (could lead to) FP issues.

This old AVG FP-issue had been whitelisted before: https://support.avg.com/answers?id=9065p000000gnFwAAI
So why it had to pop-up again, is beyond me. Good of you to report this.

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Re: When I Install Visual Studio 2022, avast block PowerShell
« Reply #2 on: December 11, 2022, 03:46:47 PM »
Finally we should wait for a verdict from avast's team, to see whether this is a genuine detection or not.
and to hear what triggered the actions of the behavioral shield in this case.

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