Avast and Threat Fire

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  1. squid13

    squid13 Registered Member

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    I just reinstalled Avast Home 4.8 and now I'm getting the false positive with Threat Fire again. It says that the file TFMISC.DLL is a trojen sample and shuts Threat Fire down. I thought this had been fixed by Avast. I'm using Avast 4.8 Home Edition, Build Apr 2008, 4.8.1169. VPS file 4/27/08, 080427-1. Anyone else getting this?
     
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    Same problem here as well. Had to add the specific .dll to the exclusion list of Avast. Seems just adding the TF program file did not help.

    Thought it had been fixed as well.
     
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    I did the same as you and added just the program file and it still didn't work so had to add the .dll to it and now it's working. Maybe they'll get it fixed for good this time.
     
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    Just has me curious which is really at fault.....changes in TF due to updates or is it Avast?
     
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    Just downloaded the latest definition file from Avast and removed the ThreatFire .dll from the exclusion list and all seems to be OK. The file number is 080428-0.
     
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    Thank you for the heads-up. Just did the same and all seems well. Time will tell.
     
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    Hi,

    This file in question is also reported by SpyEmergency 2008 as a trojan.
     
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    It is seeming more and more like TF may have borrowed some code from or closely resembling\mimicking the trojan in question. Seems to be an ongoing trend for programmers. Brings to mind a recent FP with Winrar.
     
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    Hi,

    Could it be possible that Avast and SpyEmergency share some codes ?

    Since these two applications' HQ are within a former Republic ?

    Also please note that I have run SAS and MBAS (both are North America origins), no such report has ever reported. o_O
     
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    A very good possibility. But far above my knowledge level to figure out. :doubt:
     
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    It would appear that Spy Emergency was once in Spywarewarrior's list, however it has since been de-listed.

    There are probably more reliable spyware removers out in the market :)
     
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