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Offline zpupster

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avast showing avast as malware
« on: October 02, 2011, 01:58:08 PM »
hello support forum,

this morning avast detected a threat:

c:\programfiles\alwilsoftware\avast5\aswRunDll.exe
severity:high
threat Win32:Malware Gen


i am confused why avast is finding part of the avast program as malware.

any ideas??

craig



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Re: avast showing avast as malware
« Reply #1 on: October 02, 2011, 02:01:53 PM »
i am confused why avast is finding part of the avast program as malware.
any ideas??
craig

It was a FP and is already fixed..!!
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Re: avast showing avast as malware
« Reply #2 on: October 02, 2011, 02:50:48 PM »
It was a FP
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Re: avast showing avast as malware
« Reply #3 on: October 02, 2011, 09:20:06 PM »
I understand FP meaning false positve is that correct?

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Re: avast showing avast as malware
« Reply #4 on: October 02, 2011, 09:28:25 PM »
I understand FP meaning false positve is that correct?
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