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
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    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
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    Have her do a full scan,if nothing comes up,dont worry about it.
  3. AvinashR
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    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
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    acr1965 Registered Member

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