AVIRA serious problem!!! Detecting legit files as Malware!!

Discussion in 'other anti-virus software' started by Atul88, May 18, 2012.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. Atul88

    Atul88 Registered Member

    Joined:
    Dec 8, 2011
    Posts:
    259
    Location:
    India
    Avira has sent out a defective antivirus update that is causing paid versions of its product to block critical Windows processes and third-party software, effectively rendering millions of PCs unusable.
    German security company Avira is experiencing serious technical difficulties. A defective antivirus update that has been downloaded millions of times is bringing Windows XP, Windows Vista, and Windows 7 computers to a screeching halt across the world, according to user reports (1, 2).
    The update bumps the software version to 8.2.10.64 and the definitions file to 7.11.30.24. The result is that the AntiVirProActiv component starts detecting critical processes as malware, including the following:
    \windows\system32\dllhost.exe
    \windows\system32\explorer.exe
    \windows\system32\iexplorer.exe
    \windows\system32\notepad.exe
    \windows\system32\regedit.exe
    \windows\system32\rundll32.exe
    \windows\system32\taskeng.exe
    \windows\system32\wuauclt.exe

    Original Info
    Its in german. translated Page......
    http://translate.google.com/translate?sl=auto&tl=en&js=n&prev=_t&hl=en&ie=UTF-8&layout=2&eotf=1&u=http%3A%2F%2Fforum.avira.com%2Fwbb%2Findex.php%3Fpage%3DThread%26threadID%3D144883%26pageNo%3D1&act=url
     
  2. ichito

    ichito Registered Member

    Joined:
    Jan 14, 2011
    Posts:
    1,485
    Location:
    Poland - Cracow
  3. Atul88

    Atul88 Registered Member

    Joined:
    Dec 8, 2011
    Posts:
    259
    Location:
    India
    How does Avira free was excludedo_O
    And only effected the paid versions??
     
  4. RejZoR

    RejZoR Registered Member

    Joined:
    May 31, 2004
    Posts:
    6,426
    Free version doesn't have component called "ProActiv", which in this caused the problem.
     
  5. ronjor

    ronjor Global Moderator

    Joined:
    Jul 21, 2003
    Posts:
    57,742
    Location:
    Texas
Loading...
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.