Author Topic: Acronis backup file detected as a Virus  (Read 2620 times)

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MIGHTYMAN

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Acronis backup file detected as a Virus
« on: March 05, 2008, 12:09:17 PM »
Just did a scan and Avast said that a Acronis backup file
named Myback.tib was infected with Win32:WimAD-I [trj]

This would have to be a false reading.

Offline Lisandro

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Re: Acronis backup file detected as a Virus
« Reply #1 on: March 05, 2008, 01:37:08 PM »
Maybe it will. Did you scan your computer? Are you clean?
Maybe you can add .tib file to the avast exclusion lists.
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MIGHTYMAN

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Re: Acronis backup file detected as a Virus
« Reply #2 on: March 06, 2008, 11:30:50 AM »
Maybe it will. Did you scan your computer? Are you clean?
Maybe you can add .tib file to the avast exclusion lists.

Yes its clean, yes i could, but a .tib is the extention used by acronis for backups.

Avast should take it off the malware list.

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Re: Acronis backup file detected as a Virus
« Reply #3 on: March 06, 2008, 01:17:45 PM »
Yes its clean, yes i could, but a .tib is the extention used by acronis for backups.
They know that...

Avast should take it off the malware list.
Well... avast does not scan *only* files with suspicious extension, but all of them, viruses could easily by-pass the real file extension.
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