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False Positive from Avast?


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#1 UncleFinger

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Posted 14 September 2010 - 06:23 PM

I was messing around with Avast's Custom scans to scan my computer's memory, and it says that Microsoft Security Essentials (memory process, not the actual file) is infected, but when I safe-mode scan with Malware Bytes, a standard Full System scan from both Avast and MSE, nothing appears. Is this just a false positive, and if not, how do I get rid of it?

I am running on Windows 7, and Avast claims that the infected memory files are only from MSE's memory process blocks, and nowhere else. That's it.

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Posted 14 September 2010 - 10:05 PM

You're not suppose to run two AV programs as it may cause conflicts and false positives like in your case.
Uninstall one of the programs.

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