Just a head's up: New member Mikinder
came into IRC today and said that AVG (8.0.100) is reporting that this program contains a worm called AutoIT.
yes, this is a "false positive" (a fancy substitute for "false alarm" which takes the onus of proving away from AV makers) and this has been discussed before
and i would like to add the info i've found on AVG Free/AHK forum regarding how to report a false positive.
Re: False positive for Autohotkey v1.0.46.08
Posted by: rdsok - Moderator (IP Logged)
Date: March 11, 2007 04:51AM
So then you need to submit it to Grisoft then...
If you suspect a file to be a false positive. Test the file at [virusscan.jotti.org] and if it is a false positive, archive (zip, arc, tar etc) the file using a password and email a copy to email@example.com
with a brief description as well as the password you used to archive it with.
If it is a false positive , turn off hueristic scanning for the time being. When Grisoft adjusts the virus defintions you can turn it back on.
The help on the forum is only from other AVG Free users so we can't do anything to address it but Grisoft can.
Note: previously posted here: DimSaver being flagged by AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition