Avira sees itunes as malware?

Discussion in 'other anti-virus software' started by subferno, Apr 3, 2012.

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  1. subferno

    subferno Registered Member

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    Using Avira 12 (high heuristics) and just updated iTunes today. Just started a system scan and it detected iTunes as malware.

    Just wondering if anyone thinks this is a false positive.
     
  2. cheater87

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    If you got Itunes from a safe site then yes it is an FP. Also higher heuristics cause more false positives.
     
  3. kerykeion

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    Sorry guys, but I actually lol'ed on this one.

    I agree with cheater87, as long as you've downloaded it from a safe site, you should be fine. To be sure, download a second opinion scanner (like MBAM, Hitman Pro, etc.) and rescan your PC.
     
  4. Carver

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    I agree, having a second scanner or even a third scanner will help eliminate accidentally deleting a file from a valuable program .
     
  5. The Hammer

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    o_O I have Avira12 set at high heuristics and the latest iTunes and I don't get this detection. I did an MBAM scan today also and I'm clean as a whistle. subferno
    I'm sure they would like to have a look at your scan log over at the Avira forum.
     
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  6. subferno

    subferno Registered Member

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    I was surprised myself when the alert came up.

    I updated Avira today and did a system scan. Nothing came up. I tried looking in my logs to see if any of the reports were still present. Either I looked at the wrong place or it was never recorded.
     
  7. qakbot

    qakbot Registered Member

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    iTunes is malware.. its probably some of the worst written software for windows by a large company. Sometimes I feel Apple did it on purpose :)
     
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