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Avira anti-virus detects itself


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#1 RedDawn

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Posted 26 October 2011 - 10:33 AM

A recent signature update to Avira's anti-virus solution caused the software to detect itself as a trojan or spyware. Due to a bad update, Avira detected its own AESCRIPT.DLL file as "TR/Spy.463227".

http://www.h-online.com/security/news/item/Avira-anti-virus-detects-itself-1367055.html

http://forum.avira.com/wbb/index.php?page=Thread&threadID=137969

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Posted 26 October 2011 - 01:34 PM

That's hilarious....LOL

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Posted 26 October 2011 - 03:42 PM

ROFL *SNORT*

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Posted 27 October 2011 - 04:56 PM

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Posted 29 October 2011 - 12:01 AM

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Posted 30 October 2011 - 12:38 PM

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They surely had a bug in THAT code :spider .
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Posted 30 October 2011 - 12:46 PM

A false positive or some social engineering? By having this happen Avira has created a buzz about their product and brand name, lots of internet chat. I first heard of this in an IRC channel. After all, all of the major AV companies have had their own bugs, so its no big deal. Any publicity is better than no publicity as they say.

It is amusing that they have managed to shoot themselves in the foot, but maybe they wanted to. :woot:

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Posted 01 November 2011 - 03:33 PM

Curious as whether it Cleaned ,Quarantined or Deleted itself.
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Posted 26 November 2011 - 10:24 PM

Avira trying to destroy their own antivirus :o lol jk

lol its funny




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