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F*cking DLL! Avast false positive trashes Windows code libraries

Discussion in 'Windows - General discussion' started by ireland, May 7, 2015.

  1. ireland

    ireland Active member

    Nov 28, 2002
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    F*cking DLL! Avast false positive trashes Windows code libraries

    Avast there indeed, matey, wail admins as rogue guard dog savages their jugular
    A misfiring signature update from anti-virus developer Avast triggered all sorts of problems on Wednesday.

    Avast acted promptly by withdrawing the definition update but not before numerous users had fallen foul of the problem. The withdrawn update incorrectly labelled various libraries (dlls) on Windows PCs as potentially malign, crippling software installations in the process. More specifically, legitimate programs were classified as something called the "Kryptik-PFA" trojan, shuffled off to quarantine and blocked.

    "We were affected with the removal of DLLs from TeamViewer rendering it useless, Corel, and MS XNA framework," one victim (Dan) told El Reg.


  2. 2oldGeek

    2oldGeek Active member

    Jun 16, 2005
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    The false positives affected Avast users with older versions of Avast (5,6,7,8). The Avast virus lab quickly released an update which resolved the problem. Avast users affected by the faulty virus signature update should do an Engine & virus definition/Program update.

    The key here is to always keep your programs updated to the latest version...
    I have Secunia PSI installed and it keeps all software updated......

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