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Author Topic: AVG False positive on MouseActivate ?  (Read 2948 times)

patteo

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AVG False positive on MouseActivate ?
« on: June 08, 2008, 03:46 AM »
Has anyone encountered this AVG Threat Detected ! warning for MouseActivate

It says Virus identified Worm/Autoit.BKL

I assume it is a false warning as this program comes from none other than www.Donationcoder.com

Never had this warning before until today.

Anyway, I clicked the AVG's healed command and it says successfully healed.



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Re: AVG False positive on MouseActivate ?
« Reply #1 on: June 08, 2008, 03:51 AM »
Anyway, I clicked the AVG's healed command and it says successfully healed.

yes, this is a false alarm. by healing, AVG means it has deleted/quarantined the file. :)

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Re: AVG False positive on MouseActivate ?
« Reply #2 on: June 08, 2008, 08:08 AM »
by healing, AVG means it has deleted/quarantined the file

hahaha.. seriously though, the antivirus business is getting really sloppy and greedy, and turning into snake oils salesmen, and this is a good example of it.

instead of telling you what they really know and did, i.e. "we don't understand this file so we deleted it" they say "virus found -- file healed".  this kind of stuff is getting out of hand.  where is the antivirus for adults and computer users who don't need to be treated like children?
« Last Edit: June 08, 2008, 10:07 AM by mouser »

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Re: AVG False positive on MouseActivate ?
« Reply #3 on: June 08, 2008, 09:45 AM »
this kind of stuff is getting out of hand.  where is the antivirus for adults and computer users who don't need to be treated like children?
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Re: AVG False positive on MouseActivate ?
« Reply #4 on: June 08, 2008, 01:08 PM »
o_O, I expected AVG to be able to distinguish between healing a file, quarantining it AND deleting the whole damn file. I wonder what made Intel think AVG was so attractive to drop $50 million in Grisoft, perhaps I'm missing something?

What it's clear is that Grisoft did not improve their ways between version 7 and version 8.