What is the infected file name, where was it found e.g. (C:\windows\system32\infected-file-name.xxx) ?
You could also check the offending/suspect file at: VirusTotal - Multi engine on-line virus scanner
and report the findings here
the URL in the Address bar of the VT results page. You can't do this with the file securely in the chest, you need to extract it to a temporary (not original) location first, see below.
- avast4 - Create a folder called Suspect
in the C:\
drive. Now exclude that folder in the Standard Shield, Customize, Advanced, Add
, type (or copy and paste) C:\Suspect\* That will stop the standard shield scanning any file you put in that folder. You should now be able to export any file in the chest to this folder and upload it to VirusTotal without avast alerting.
- If only GData and avast detect it - GData uses avast as one of its two scanners so counts as 1 detection and almost certainly an FP if only those two detect it.
- In the meantime if you accept the risk, add it to the exclusions lists: Standard Shield, Customize, Advanced, Add and Program Settings, Exclusions
(right click the avast ' a ' icon)
Restore it to its original location, periodically check it (scan it in the chest), there should still be a copy in the chest even though you restored it to the original location. When it is no longer detected then you can also remove it from the Standard Shield and Program Settings, exclusions.