Info: AVG is reporting possible false positive

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  1. marti

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  2. Marianna

    Marianna Spyware Fighter

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    Marti,

    I got the "alert" too from AVG - the "infected" object is in C:\Windows\Downloaded Program Files\NAVEX32A.DLL

    I got this file through the on-line scan at Symantec. My guess is, this is a "false positive". Well wait and see :)
     
  3. Bethrezen

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    hi

    i to have norton anti virus and when i ran avg this evening after doint sys reinstall it was saying that navex32a.dll was a virus file

    but when i ran norton it reported that all is well is the just a fales positive or is this a virus file because iv been runing avg and norton side by side for a long time im just a lil concerned coz this has never happened befor

    anyone know whats goin on ?? could someone please contact grisoft and find out and then post back here and let us know and mabe even get them to fix the problem if it is a fales positive

    i would do it my self but i dont have a contact adress
     
  4. marti

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    Since so many are seeing this, I think it's safe to say that's it's a false positive. I hope to get the contact for submissions for AVG.

    Edit: Read this page from the AVG site: http://www.grisoft.com/html/us_support.htm?session=c7c457c0eb1e9c03760d5a38990deb5c
     
  5. spy1

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    There's a new update out:

    Program Version: 6.0.374 (5/27/02)

    Virus Database: 209 (7/09/02)

    that may have taken care of this. Pete
     
  6. Marianna

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    nope. Pete - that's the d\l from yesterday !

    Here is the official response from Grisoft:

    thank you for the file - it is virus-free. I'm sorry, but your problem is caused by our software - this is false alarm. We will resolve the problem in next update.

    Best regards,

    Jan Fiala
    hotline AVG
    GRISOFT
     
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    Thank you, Marianna. ( I never got the false positive anyway - a Norton conflict?!

    Nope, you'll never see one of those on this computer! :D Pete
     
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    Pete,

    you're welcome!

    I got the "message" Virus detected!
    Virus Name: Maybe infected by unknown virus.

    Infected object: C:\Windows\Downloaded Program Files\NAVEX32A.DLL
    I had done the on-line scan at Symantec's a while ago :D

    Could only have been a "false positive" :D
     
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    New update today (07/10) fixes the "false positive" problem. I posted the info under the existing thread in the "updates" area.

    enjoy,
    marti
     
  10. Rickster

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    Would this me the same AVG that deliver these results?

    http://toronto.virusbtn.com/vb100/archives/products.xml?avg.xml

    If so, well....at least it's finding something.
     
  11. Warlock

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    Hello All!!
    I had downloaded the AVG update #374 and then did a full scan of my system. I ended up with 8 false positives!
    One was Norton Ulilities Navex32.DLL and the other was AntiVir AVPersonal\AVEWIN32.DLL. The other 6 were temp. i ternet files from AntiVir.
    I have the free edition of AVG so I have no supprot but I e-mailed them anyway. I got an answer the next day from one
    of their staff telling me that the new update # 375 would fix the problem. I downloaded this and then scanned my system again. It found no more problem with Navex32.DLL but it stil found a possible virus in AntiVir. I -mailed them back again and got an answer the next day. They wanted me to zip and password the AVEWIN32.DLL file and send it to them. I did as they asked and got another answer back telling me that it was a false positive and the cure would be out on Mon, July 15, 2002. I downloaded that file and re-scanned my system and now everything is OK! That file is #377. I was impressed that they even answered me back because I am not supposed to have any support. I thanked them very much for their help! I just wish most software companies were as helpfull!
    Take care and Beware!!
    Warlock
    I FISH! THEREFORE I LIE!!
     
  12. Technodrome

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    Upcoming AVG 7.0 will minimize false positives. So will see...


    Technodrome
     
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