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#1 Eyesee

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Posted 11 January 2008 - 10:58 PM

Anyone seen any false positives with the latest AVG update?
I sure have!

I have a driver library on my system that I use all the time, and on cd.
AVG detected the HP Deskjet 3820 printer drivers as infected.
That file has not changed in well over two years. Its the same driver in the library.
It nailed Smitfraud fix as a virus too

Anyone else having false positives?
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Posted 11 January 2008 - 11:19 PM

I haven't seen any yet. I have 6 computers at home using it and many people I know are using it. But thanks I will keep an eye out. :thumbsup:

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Posted 12 January 2008 - 06:04 AM

none as yet and have just fun a full update and scan;

I have a driver library on my system that I use all the time, and on cd.
AVG detected the HP Deskjet 3820 printer drivers as infected.
That file has not changed in well over two years. Its the same driver in the library.
It nailed Smitfraud fix as a virus too


however, given those results from your scan , one assumes you have run other scans to double check you are NOT harbouring a nasty that is loitering with intent :thumbsup:

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Posted 12 January 2008 - 09:37 AM

rdsok, Moderator at the AVG forum posted these instructions for suspected FP's.

If you suspect a file to be a false positive. Test the file at [virusscan.jotti.org] and if it is a false positive, archive (zip, arc, tar etc) the file using a password and email a copy to virus@grisoft.com with a brief description as well as the password you used to archive it with.

If it is a false positive , turn off heuristic scanning for the time being. When Grisoft adjusts the virus definitions you can turn it back on. If turning off Heuristics still doesn't allow access to the file while testing and emailing... disable the resident shield temporarily.

forum.grisoft: instructions for suspected FP's
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