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AVG reports IRP Hooks - false positives, or?

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#1 Guest_teo17_*


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Posted 14 September 2013 - 05:46 AM

I recently updated AVG Free Edition to version 2014. After the update I run a scan and AVG reported 22 IRP Hooks that it couldn't remove so I downloaded Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware and run a scan and MB Anti-Malware found nothing. A few days after I run another scan (AVG) and it reported 40 IRP Hooks. So I downloaded Malwarebytes' Anti-Rootkit and run a scan but it found nothing. Another few days after I run a scan agan with AVG and it found 22 IRP Hooks. Are that false positives, or?

(I attached the reports. The Malwarebytes' reports are on Croatian, so use Google Translate.)

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Edited by Orange Blossom, 14 September 2013 - 08:35 AM.
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#2 dc3


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Posted 14 September 2013 - 07:48 AM

Please download and run Belarc.
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#3 yabbadoo


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Posted 14 September 2013 - 04:50 PM

I use AVG 2013 Free and had the  same  problem some months ago. See :-



It caused me a lot of anxiety and  could have caused me to wreck my computer, but I simply did not believe the report. MBAM and Emsisoft AM never picked up anything.


After a while, it all fizzled out like magic. I reran AVG some time later and it was  clear - no threats listed. All the hooks that it picked up originally were gone. AVG had obviously corrected their false positive errors.


Luckily no harm was done, but I will never trust AVG again when I  see any hooks listed and for anything  else that looks serious ? I will  run a quick check with MBAM, Emsisoft AM or SuperantiSpyware. If they  find nothing then it will be YET  another false positive tantrum thrown up by AVG.


Some years ago I had Comodo as my FW and AVG picked up all the Comodo files as hooks !


You may ask why I still have AVG as my online AV. The only reason I can come up with is SYMPATHY to a very old friend. Using Sandboxie, an AV is not too important, but advisable to have as a "sweeper".

Edited by yabbadoo, 14 September 2013 - 06:24 PM.

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