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HS2234

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Avast is slacking
« on: May 05, 2012, 04:28:11 AM »
So hitman found a trojan when I was doing a manual scan, WHAT was avast doing, I have latest defs and I have tweaked my thing to MAXIMUM
it was a found in temp directory called us[1].exe

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Re: Avast is slacking
« Reply #1 on: May 05, 2012, 04:56:32 AM »
Chances are Avast doesn't have a definition for whatever that file is.  I don't expect Avast or any other anti-virus to catch everything out there.  It is for reason like this why on-demand scanner are around.
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Re: Avast is slacking
« Reply #2 on: May 05, 2012, 09:29:01 AM »
no solution have 100% detection of all the malware out there. so it could be just that avast has no detection of that file yet. but you could help avast by sending it to avast for analyse.

Send the sample to virus@avast.com zipped and password protected with the password in email body, a link to this topic might help and false positive/undetected malware in the subject.
 
Or you can also add the file to the User Files (File, Add) section of the avast chest (if it isn't already there) where it can do no harm and send it from there. A copy of the file/s will remain in the original location, so you will need to take further action and can remove/rename that.
 
Send it from the User Files section of the chest (select the file, right click, email to Alwil Software). It will be uploaded (not actually emailed) to avast when the next avast auto (or manual) update is done.
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Re: Avast is slacking
« Reply #3 on: May 05, 2012, 10:32:42 AM »
Have you tested that file against other sources? It could just as easily be that Hitman is wrong and showing an FP.

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Re: Avast is slacking
« Reply #4 on: May 05, 2012, 11:16:43 AM »
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I have latest defs and I have tweaked my thing to MAXIMUM
unless you know what you are doing....or know something that the avast team dont ?
then stay with default settings......or you may tweak yourselfe out in the blue

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Re: Avast is slacking
« Reply #5 on: May 05, 2012, 01:46:59 PM »
So hitman found a trojan when I was doing a manual scan, WHAT was avast doing, I have latest defs and I have tweaked my thing to MAXIMUM
it was a found in temp directory called us[1].exe
Tweaking to the Max = Slow computer, Many pop ups and Many false positives. (Bad Move!)
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« Reply #6 on: May 05, 2012, 03:16:56 PM »
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I have latest defs and I have tweaked my thing to MAXIMUM
unless you know what you are doing....or know something that the avast team dont ?
then stay with default settings......or you may tweak yourselfe out in the blue
By that I mean etection : High
Heruesitics" HIgh
:Scan for PUP
Scan all files
No expections
Scan dll's etc etc

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Re: Avast is slacking
« Reply #7 on: May 05, 2012, 03:21:28 PM »
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I have latest defs and I have tweaked my thing to MAXIMUM
unless you know what you are doing....or know something that the avast team dont ?
then stay with default settings......or you may tweak yourselfe out in the blue
By that I mean etection : High
Heruesitics" HIgh
:Scan for PUP
Scan all files
No expections
Scan dll's etc etc
I repeat:
Tweaking to the Max = Slow computer, Many pop ups and Many false positives. (Bad Move!)
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HS2234

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Re: Avast is slacking
« Reply #8 on: May 05, 2012, 03:28:42 PM »
My comp is pretty fast. LOL

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Re: Avast is slacking
« Reply #9 on: May 05, 2012, 03:47:58 PM »
My comp is pretty fast. LOL

But still you can get false positive detections from Avast or other AV programs. ;)  Stay with default settings.

HS2234

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Re: Avast is slacking
« Reply #10 on: May 05, 2012, 03:50:51 PM »
So your telling me to remove scan for PUP and get horrible detection ?
and low heurlistics

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Re: Avast is slacking
« Reply #11 on: May 05, 2012, 03:52:00 PM »
PUP = not virus / Possible Unwanted Program

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Re: Avast is slacking
« Reply #12 on: May 05, 2012, 03:53:04 PM »
PUP = not virus / Possible Unwanted Program
I know... But its Unwanted and its not in default... so should I keep it?

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Re: Avast is slacking
« Reply #13 on: May 05, 2012, 03:54:35 PM »
PUP = not virus / Possible Unwanted Program
I know... But its Unwanted and its not in default... so should I keep it?
You already received an answer. :o
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Re: Avast is slacking
« Reply #14 on: May 05, 2012, 04:05:32 PM »
lets say you install a key logger to track your kids surfing......   http://www.award-soft.com/content/view/250

programs like that will be detected as PUP...if you installed it, its okay...if someone installed it to spy on you...then it is not okay
anyway, there is several cases in this forum with factory installed programs from HP / DELL that are detected as PUP
avast is just telling you that you have a program that can be used for good or bad if abused