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The latest setup for Speccy got detected as a virus by Avast.


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#1 akuma67

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Posted 19 February 2018 - 01:03 PM

I recently downloaded Speccy to look at my specs, then this happened:

 

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What do I do?


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Posted 19 February 2018 - 01:21 PM

It's a false positive, you can ignore it, IMO.

 

There is nothing malicious about the Speccy download as long as it comes from the Speccy website or here at BC.

 

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Posted 19 February 2018 - 01:26 PM

It's a false positive, you can ignore it, IMO.

 

There is nothing malicious about the Speccy download as long as it comes from the Speccy website or here at BC.

 

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I got it from the CCleaner website, which the Speccy site linked to



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Posted 19 February 2018 - 02:11 PM

I would take it as a false positive.

 

It seems that Avast has acquired Piriform...so I will leave this to those who are more familiar with possible issues re Speccy and Avast.

 

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Posted 20 February 2018 - 07:14 AM

False detections by anti-virus programs for legitimate programs/files are not uncommon for a variety of reasons...see my explanation here as an example why this can happen.
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