My friend had Avast pop up during start up saying it found malware.

Discussion in 'other anti-virus software' started by cheater87, Oct 9, 2010.

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  1. cheater87

    cheater87 Registered Member

    After a data base update a few seconds after it was detected and a reboot later it stopped popping up. I'm pretty sure that its a FP since it stopped popping up after the update but it also could be cause Avast blocked the malware. Which do you think?
  2. Boost

    Boost Registered Member

    Have her do a full scan,if nothing comes up,dont worry about it.
  3. AvinashR

    AvinashR Registered Member

    Ask him/her to scan his/her system with Avast. If does found something malicious then either delete it or quarantine it. Secondly before taking any action ask him/her to uplaod the same file on VirusTotal for further references..

    And last but not least do ask him/her to scan his system with Hitman Pro & MBAM (if required) ..
  4. acr1965

    acr1965 Registered Member

    did you check the virus chest and logs?
  5. cheater87

    cheater87 Registered Member

    We will check that tomorrow. Good idea. Also Hitman Pro is very light so I will see if she wants to use that as a second opinion scanner.
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