Avast False Positive?

  Zurdo 10:12 22 Dec 2011
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Avast is showing up a trojan downloader on a full scan and the screen saver scan but not on a quick scan. The virus is in the windows error reporting, report queue folder. I can put it into the virus chest but it still shows up. If I disable windows error reporting Avast scans clean. Is this an actual virus or some false positive?

  birdface 10:25 22 Dec 2011

Maybe best looking in the Avast forum and see if anyone else has the same problem.

  Zurdo 10:32 22 Dec 2011

Yeah Buteman...........has been reported. See what happens on next update. Thanks.

  birdface 11:14 22 Dec 2011

Avast Internet Security just updated before I ran the scan but nothing found.So maybe try with the latest update and see if it still finds the problem.

  Zurdo 11:29 22 Dec 2011
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Thanks Buteman. I think I'll leave error reporting disabled for a while and then enable it and check again in a couple of days.

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