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AVG false positive? TDSS Killer scan picks up nothing?


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Posted 13 July 2011 - 04:41 PM

Hello,

In running my AVG Anti-Rootkit Scan today, it gave me a list of files, but did not register them as "infected." It reported that the items were "white-listed" and should not be removed or were "hidden" files. As I've said, AVG didn't list them as "infected," but as "0/28 files infected." My computer has not been running irregularly, so this strikes me as very peculiar. I run scans religiously (weekly) and back them up with a good sweep of Advanced System Care, which have not reported anything up until now.

I called Best Buy and asked what their opinion was, and they reported it could be a false positive. They recommended that I download and run TDSS Killer to see if the results would be mirrored, but they were not.

So, would it be safe to say that I'm clean? What else could I do to make sure?

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Posted 13 July 2011 - 04:51 PM

Generally the term "white-list" is used to describe item that are considered safe.
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Posted 13 July 2011 - 04:54 PM

That's relieving! There are a few that read that the object is "hidden," but I assume that TDSS Killer would have picked that up if that were dangerous, right?

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Posted 13 July 2011 - 04:59 PM

TDSS Killer is targeted at a particular infection.

If you have Malwarebytes on your computer try running a quick scan with that.
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Posted 13 July 2011 - 05:09 PM

Now that you have started a new topic in the Virus, Trojan, Spyware, and Malware Removal Logs forum I will close this topic here.
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