AVG scan false positives

  Halmer 08:39 01 Oct 2008

Just noticed that the latest automatic AVG scan has picked up two trojans. Unless it's a big coincidence these must be false positives as I have recently.

1. Updated my HP printer software.
2. Downloaded the i386 files from XP SP2 to repair system restore

the alleged trojans are: -

1.Generic11.NXN in the C:/HP/Recovery/Wizard folder
2.Constructor.CJA in the E:/I386/Apps folder

How do I know whether to delete them or not as they are sitting in my virus vault please?

  birdface 10:10 01 Oct 2008

Just go into history ,virus Vault to see if they are there.Avg throws up a few false positives now and again so always better to save them rather than delete them.

  birdface 10:16 01 Oct 2008

I don't suppose you have a dell computer Avg has been throwing up a few false positives with dell users..maybe try this just to be in the safe side, [Free version]click here

  Halmer 10:30 01 Oct 2008

I restored them and then ran a Bit Defender on line scan so I'm hoping they are FPs.

It's a Compaq PC.

  Dart Echo 13:09 01 Oct 2008

This is why I left AVG..... so many false positives. You need to be able to trust these things. It really became a liability and next to useless in the end.

  birdface 13:23 01 Oct 2008

It found one a while back on my A Squared so put it in the virus vault and left it for a few days.Sure enough it came back as a false positive.So I restored it back from the virus vault but could not get a Squared to run properly so had to delete that and reinstall it.So restoring from the virus vault does not seem to work.

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