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Offline TheAnalyzer

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FP ? avast finds Win32:Nimosw-B in WindowsUpdate.log
« on: February 22, 2008, 09:32:10 PM »
Is this a possibla FP ? Avast finds Win32:Nimosw-B in WindowsUpdate.log

I have scanned the file with Virus total and no other scanner finds this ??

what is going on ?

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Re: FP ? avast finds Win32:Nimosw-B in WindowsUpdate.log
« Reply #1 on: February 22, 2008, 11:45:38 PM »
Most probably, a false positive.
Could you send the file to virus@avast.com and inform that avast is detecting it as infected (false positive). Thanks.
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Re: FP ? avast finds Win32:Nimosw-B in WindowsUpdate.log
« Reply #2 on: February 22, 2008, 11:46:06 PM »
If it is a false positive, please send the file in a password protected zip as an attachment in an email to virus@avast.com with the password for the file in the text of the email.  Put false positive/undetected malware in the subject.

I'm not an advast admin, but this is pretty much their standard procedure for false positives.  I figured i would save them some time.

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Re: FP ? avast finds Win32:Nimosw-B in WindowsUpdate.log
« Reply #3 on: February 23, 2008, 02:35:47 PM »
I did a system restore because of other unrelated problems, but avast now does not detect it anymore ...

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Re: FP ? avast finds Win32:Nimosw-B in WindowsUpdate.log
« Reply #4 on: February 24, 2008, 03:50:39 PM »
I did a system restore because of other unrelated problems, but avast now does not detect it anymore ...

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TA
Most probably, avast updated its virus database and correct the detection.
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