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Verify Hash.. Am I doing it correctly, cause this doesnt seem right

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#1 cleanslate


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Posted 31 October 2016 - 09:00 AM



Trying to check Hash of file's hoping somebody can verify if I'm doing it correctly.


Using HashTab


Checked URL AvG emailed on VirusTotal:

http://       files-download     .avg     .com     inst/mp/AVG_Antivirus_745.exe

Checked Hash of downloaded file: SHA-256   4C74755AEB5D21B6048F580D149DD56DA2346E171E453481F24AF34CAB959445 <they match>

Then checked downloaded file analysis:


Looked at Behavioral Information

Saw it failed a few dll's.

Was sure if it was safe to install.



So went to main AVG site.


Ended up here & checked URL on VirusTotal:

http://       www.    avg.      com      us-en/download      -avg-antivirus-protection     -free-698

Checked Hash of downloaded file: SHA-256    B857F7C77EE3505E86808211794B97C61044B7BFDE03E869A77E43E328255037 <they match>:


Then I checked downloaded file analysis:


The relationships tab led to this:



This doesn't seem right. AVG flagged it's own file. LOL



I get matching numbers so I think I'm checking the Hash's correctly?


But that brings up my next questions...


Are all those detection's false positive?


Is either of these files safe to use?




Edited by cleanslate, 31 October 2016 - 09:05 AM.

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#2 Didier Stevens

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Posted 01 November 2016 - 03:51 AM

The last VT link you posted is not for an AVG executable. In VT, open the "File detail" tab and look at the digital signatures.

The first 2 VT links you posted are executables signed by AVG Technologies CZ.

The last one is signed by Free Sky Business LP, for a product they call exeGuard.

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