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AndyDeGroo

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Urgent alert: Avast AV marks AutoUpdate.exe as suspicious
« on: December 07, 2014, 02:09:43 PM »
I was going to update to the latest version usinh AutoUpdate and was greeted with following pop-up form Avast antivirus:


I already reported it as false positive but let's bombard Avast about this issue so they notice it. Twitter, Facebook, email or phone - go on and do it.

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Re: Urgent alert: Avast AV marks AutoUpdate.exe as suspicious
« Reply #1 on: December 07, 2014, 02:16:47 PM »
That's a strange just done a scan on the RadioDJ folder with my copy of Avast and it's come back with "No threats found"  :bash:

I excluded the RadioDJ folder from Avast scanning.... to try and avoid these sort of problems.
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Re: Urgent alert: Avast AV marks AutoUpdate.exe as suspicious
« Reply #2 on: December 07, 2014, 02:22:44 PM »
They really don't care. I wrote to them since this summer and never got any response. Their forum, which was closed a while since their site was hacked (great security masters) had plenty complains from software publishers on this subject.

To avoid discussions, i removed the auto update utility from the release package, but it can be downloaded separately by the users who need it.

I hate avast from all my heart, the only reason i keep it is to be aware when it "thinks" that a a file i release is suspicious. Another antivirus which relays on "crowd wisdom", instead of actual scanning a file before flagging it as malware is norton antivirus.

Strange enough, autoupdate.exe is reported clean on local scan, but if i zip-it and download it from the site is suspicious (avast 2015.10.0.2208).
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Re: Urgent alert: Avast AV marks AutoUpdate.exe as suspicious
« Reply #3 on: December 07, 2014, 02:37:43 PM »
Here is a report from VirusTotal.com:
https://www.virustotal.com/en/file/5644f09bdf530b06203c0f8181a8377dc6951c323d5708691112473abd3aed85/analysis/1417959385/
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Re: Urgent alert: Avast AV marks AutoUpdate.exe as suspicious
« Reply #4 on: December 07, 2014, 02:59:03 PM »
I have used Avast and Norton in the past. I'm never ever going to use them again. So many false positives and missed trojans.. Never ever..

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Re: Urgent alert: Avast AV marks AutoUpdate.exe as suspicious
« Reply #5 on: December 07, 2014, 03:38:13 PM »
Avast was my fave 10 years ago. I recently installed and am horrified how bloated it is now.  It has its tentacles everywhere, even in the browser. And having the customer satisfaction survey's pop up. Bah - as bad as Norton.

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Re: Urgent alert: Avast AV marks AutoUpdate.exe as suspicious
« Reply #6 on: December 07, 2014, 09:02:51 PM »
How about just stop using it? If people don't use it they have no need to have a product. I use AVG and don't have such issues.
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Re: Urgent alert: Avast AV marks AutoUpdate.exe as suspicious
« Reply #7 on: December 09, 2014, 11:53:28 AM »
This problem should be solved with the newest avast database update. In this case they were actually very nice.  :angel:
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Re: Urgent alert: Avast AV marks AutoUpdate.exe as suspicious
« Reply #8 on: December 14, 2014, 07:53:03 PM »
This problem should be solved with the newest avast database update. In this case they were actually very nice.  :angel:
Nice to know they actually respond to our requests. I haven't had much issues with Avast. Just wanted notify community about this issue.