Author Topic: Win32:Trojan-gen{Other}  (Read 11377 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline alanrf

  • Avast Evangelist
  • Massive Poster
  • ***
  • Posts: 3866
  • Just an avast user
Re: Win32:Trojan-gen{Other}
« Reply #30 on: February 23, 2009, 09:48:11 AM »
avast said this was a false positive less than a year ago.  I find it hard to believe this has changed in the intervening time.  If it is indeed a false positive then, sadly, it will not be the first time (or second ... ) that avast has flagged previously corrected false positives again.

Offline DavidR

  • Avast √úberevangelist
  • Certainly Bot
  • *****
  • Posts: 85151
  • No support PMs thanks
Re: Win32:Trojan-gen{Other}
« Reply #31 on: February 23, 2009, 04:44:21 PM »
Yes, a problem with generic signatures, tweaking them could bring back a detection previously corrected.
Windows 10 Home 64bit/ Acer Aspire F15/ Intel Core i5 7200U 2.5GHz, 8GB DDR4 memory, 256GB SSD, 1TB HDD/ avast! free 21.5.2470 (build 21.5.6354.675) UI 1.0.646/ Firefox, uBlock Origin, uMatrix/ MailWasher Pro/ Avast! Mobile Security

Offline Avastfan1

  • Advanced Poster
  • **
  • Posts: 965
Re: Win32:Trojan-gen{Other}
« Reply #32 on: February 24, 2009, 05:07:58 PM »
False positive has now been confirmed.

Fixed with the latest VPS update - 090224-0.

Thanks Avast!!!!
Window 7 Home Premium - Avast Pro 7.0.1474 - PC Tools Firewall Plus 7.0.0.123 - MBAM 1.70 - Firefox 17.0.1 - NoScript 2.6.4.2 - Adblock Plus 2.2.1

Offline greenhatch

  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 173
Re: Win32:Trojan-gen{Other}
« Reply #33 on: February 24, 2009, 09:56:12 PM »
Tech and Avast staff:
Okay grand so it was a false positive. Referring to my original post at the start of this thread, do I therefore now restore the file that I quarantined?
''Win32:Trojan-gen{Other}'' has been found in ''C:\Windows\MOTA113.exe\[tElock]'' is my Event log entry of the 'detection'. And is C:\Windows\MOTA113.exe anything in particular (other than the false positive)?
Thanks for any further advice.
« Last Edit: February 24, 2009, 10:06:04 PM by greenhatch »

Offline DavidR

  • Avast √úberevangelist
  • Certainly Bot
  • *****
  • Posts: 85151
  • No support PMs thanks
Re: Win32:Trojan-gen{Other}
« Reply #34 on: February 24, 2009, 11:01:50 PM »
Yes you can, open the chest, infected files section and right click on the file, select restore. Check the original location that the file is there and delete the copy from the chest.
Windows 10 Home 64bit/ Acer Aspire F15/ Intel Core i5 7200U 2.5GHz, 8GB DDR4 memory, 256GB SSD, 1TB HDD/ avast! free 21.5.2470 (build 21.5.6354.675) UI 1.0.646/ Firefox, uBlock Origin, uMatrix/ MailWasher Pro/ Avast! Mobile Security