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Cloaked Malware Detected by Prevx...Is this a false positive?
« on: January 06, 2011, 03:12:01 AM »
Good Evening ! While Prevx was scanning it detected Cloaked Malware...Asoutext.dll in C\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast 5...is this a false positive ? Sincerely...Zron

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Re: Cloaked Malware Detected by Prevx...Is this a false positive?
« Reply #1 on: January 06, 2011, 04:14:00 AM »
Almost certainly an FP by Prevx as I believe that is the avast MS Outlook extension.

I take it you are using avast Pro or AIS ?

Since avast has its own self-defence it is unlikely something could have infected/modified it.

You could also check the 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.
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Re: Cloaked Malware Detected by Prevx...Is this a false positive?
« Reply #2 on: January 06, 2011, 04:20:20 AM »
David R many thanks for your prompt response. I'm using A.I.S...and as a follow up just scanned with Malwarebytes Pro and Hitman Pro...both came up no infection found. I'll check as per your recommendation with Virus Total...and have left a message with Prevx support and on Wilders Prevx Support Forum. Sincerely...Zron

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Re: Cloaked Malware Detected by Prevx...Is this a false positive?
« Reply #3 on: January 06, 2011, 04:59:51 AM »
You're welcome, let us know the VT results.
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Re: Cloaked Malware Detected by Prevx...Is this a false positive?
« Reply #4 on: January 06, 2011, 02:11:28 PM »
Good Morning ! David R once again many thanks...Prevx support acknowledged that it was a false positive! So as suspected...Sincerely...Zron

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Re: Cloaked Malware Detected by Prevx...Is this a false positive?
« Reply #5 on: January 06, 2011, 04:36:44 PM »
No problem, glad I could help. Thanks for the feedback.
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