The detection on SVCLauncher.exe sounds like it could be a False Positive
AVG uses heuristic detection
which is the ability of an anti-virus program to detect new viruses before the vendor can get samples and update the program's definitions for detection. Heuristics uses non-specific detection methods to find new or unknown malware which allows the anti-virus to detect and stop if before doing any harm to your system. The techniques involves inspecting the code in a file to see if it contains virus-like characteristics. If the number of these characteristics/instructions exceeds a pre-defined threshold, the file is flagged as a possible virus
to using heuristics is that it is not as reliable as signature-based detection (blacklisting) and can potentially increase the chances that a non-malicious program is flagged as malicious. With heuristics, there is always a potential risk
for a "False Positive
" when the heuristic analysis flags a file as suspicious
that contains no malware. Reducing the detection sensitivity will minimize the risk but then that increases the possibility for new malware to infect your system.
See How AVG Heuristic Analysis Works
Get a second opinion, by submitting the file to jotti's virusscan
. In the "File to upload & scan
" box, browse to the location of the suspicious file and submit (upload) it for scanning/analysis.
The other file identified by your scan is in the System Volume Information Folder
(SVI) which is a part of System Restore
- the feature that allows you to set points in time to roll back your computer to a clean working state. This folder is protected by permissions that only allow the system to have access and is hidden by default
unless you have reconfigured Windows to show it.
Keep in mind that System Restore will back up the good as well as the bad files
so when malware is present on the system it gets included in any restore points. When you scan your system with anti-virus or anti-malware tools, you may receive an alert or notification that a virus was found in the System Volume Information folder (System Restore points) but the anti-virus software was unable to remove it. Since the System Volume Information folder is a protected directory, your tools cannot access it to delete these files and they sometimes can reinfect your system if you accidentally use an old restore point.
To resolve this, you need to Create a New Restore Point
to enable your computer to "roll-back
" to a clean working state and use Disk Cleanup
to remove all but the most recent restore point.