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Ad-Aware VS Avast / Malwarebytes Anti-Malware


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#1 Itachi75

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Posted 07 March 2011 - 08:41 PM

Hi,

I downloaded a game from a couple of different sources. Whatever version I try to start, I get a message from Ad-Aware (Ad-Watch Live) that the process was blocked because it was identified as Win32.Trojan.Midgare. However, when I run Avast and Malwarebytes Anti-Malware on the exe or the folder, both indicates that all is clean. I checked the comments section on both sites where I got the game and nobody is reporting any virus or malware. I wonder if it could be a false positive from Ad-Aware but how I can be sure? I don't want to willingly infect my computer. Any advice?

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Posted 08 March 2011 - 01:51 PM

Anytime you come across a suspicious file or suspect a detection may be a false positive, get a second opinion by submitting it to one of the following online services that analyzes suspicious files:In the "File to upload & scan" box, browse to the location of the suspicious file and submit (upload) it for scanning/analysis.

If you confirm a false detection of a particular file, then you should contact Ad-Aware's Tech Support and advise them so their technicians can investigate and make corrections to its database definitions.
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