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Author Topic: Avira detect itself as spyware "TR/Spy.463227" (AESCRIPT.DLL, false positive)  (Read 1833 times)

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Avira anti-virus detected components of its own application as potentially malign on Wednesday following a dodgy signature update.

Avira detected its own AESCRIPT.DLL library file as the previously obscure "TR/Spy.463227" strain of malware: http://www.avira.com/en/support-threats-summary/tid/7142/tlang/en

The dodgy AntiVir virus definition file was quickly pulled and replaced with a new version – 7.11.16.146 – that resolves the problem, as explained in an official post on Avira's support forum here: http://forum.avira.com/wbb/index.php?page=Thread&threadID=137969

Avira's own stats suggest 4,000 to 5,000 rogue detections: http://www.avira.com/en/support-threats-statistics/tid/7142/tlang/en , suggesting that the problem was caught before it affected the vast majority of the user base of the freebie security scanner software, which has a user base of million. This is just as well because users hit by the false detection would have been left with hobbled systems.

False positives involving anti-virus software are all too common. Normally these involve application files or, more damagingly, Windows components. Avira's auto-immune false detection is worse still, but not unprecedented. CA had similar problems two years ago, for example.

(ElReg)

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Woooah..Where this no longer can trust :o...even if this is already before happened! :-\
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