Sfloppy.sys - another FP by Avast

Discussion in 'other anti-virus software' started by abu shofwan, Dec 6, 2011.

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  1. abu shofwan

    abu shofwan Registered Member

    Mar 25, 2010
    it showed after updating to 111206.1 and said 'Hidden Rootkit' then I choose ignore.

    more discuss Here
    no response from dev so far :thumbd: Vlk ?
  2. markusg

    markusg Registered Member

    Jun 10, 2009
    have not read full thread but i heard it should be fixed, so update and all is ok
  3. sbcc

    sbcc Guest

    I got a few calls about this today from my customers. I booted up my wife's computer and saw it there as well. Glad I got to it before she did! :)

    Apparently it only affected XP 32 bit and similar, not Vista/7 as far as I know.

    The FP was a rootkit detection on sfloppy.sys, but the file was not automatically removed. Avast suggested a boot time scan instead. The boot scan completed with no detections.

    No damage done, the file remained intact.

    The next definition update fixed the FP detection, no reboot necessary.

    Could have been a whole lot worse. :D
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