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Avast Detected Trojen-gen In Vundofix. What Should I Do

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#1 KJLue


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Posted 27 July 2008 - 06:52 AM

I am using windows Vista. I have Avast antivirus and norton. A while back I had an infection and was helped by this forum and used vundofix.exe. Now months later today avast says that a sign of trogen-gen {other} has been found on vundofix.exe. It is now in quarantine. Is the threat real or is it some mistake by Avast? I cant tolerate malware in my computer so I like deleting things in the quarantine too. Should I delete it or is it a false alarm?

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Posted 27 July 2008 - 07:35 AM

Certain embedded files that are part of legitimate programs or specialized fix tools such as Vundofix may at times be detected by some anti-virus/anti-malware scanners as a "RiskTool", "Hacking tool", "Potentially unwanted tool", or even "malware (virus/trojan)" when that is not the case. Anti-virus scanners cannot distinguish between "good" and "malicious" use of such programs, therefore they may alert you or even automatically remove them. In these cases the detection is a "False Positive".

However, VundoFix has not been effective against some of these newer vundo variants.
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