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I had installed AntiVir a month or so ago to try something different.
I used to use AntiVir for many years before switching to Avast a couple
years ago.

AntiVir seems to have a bigger footprint RAM wise, but it didn't impact
my system in any way until yesterday.  It quarantined a .dll file from
the manufacturer installation of the Dell Datasafe cloud backup program
that I've been using for a few years.

Here are the results from Virus Total:
<https://www.virustotal.com/en/file/60f970df0843b9f30355db30f3bf8c47c88fb08da2b0cdf6831a1d457154b61b/analysis/1400339442/

http://tinyurl.com/mu934hd

I'm quite disappointed with the program.  Avast is back on my system
again.

Re: antivir false positive

On Sat, 17 May 2014 15:38:15 +0000 (UTC), "badgolferman"

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You are 'quite' disappointed because of only one (1) false positive???
When you know the file is correct, put in exceptions and forget it.

Do you really, really expect that Avast will never ever have a false
positive?

--  
Fred W. (NL)

Re: antivir false positive

Did you see the results? Antivir was the ONLY one with that result out of 5
0+ products. It also effectively disabled the program. What if another pers
on depended upon the backup program to save files and found out after the f
act their antivirus program had killed it?  I didn't accept the results jus
t because it told me so, but most people wouldn't even notice or just dismi
ss the notification.

Re: antivir false positive

badgolferman wrote:

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Doesn't Antivir let to de-quarantine files you know are good?  Don't
they let you report false positives?  I use avast and it has had some
false positives, too; however, I can get them out of its "Virus Chest"
although they make it damn hard to find how to look in there in the last
major version (it's under the Scan category as a text link at the bottom
of that page in light blue on white for reduced contrast).

I gave up on Antivir because of a many-year long problem with SMART that
exhibited itself on my host (doesn't do it on all hosts).  Once a SMART
utility queries the devices in your host to determine what type they
are, Antivir would get stuck in a continuous poll every minute.  Antivir
doesn't seem to recognize the difference between polling the firmware of
a device to get its type and accessing the media of that device.  I'd
end up with a floppy drive repeatedly grunting once per minute because
Antivir got stuck re-polling it after a SMART utility (any of them)
touched that device.  Antivir wouldn't let a USB drive go into low-power
mode because it would re-poll the device every minute after using SMART
to query all your devices and it touched this one.  The only way to
shutup Antivir was to reboot Windows -- until any program using SMART
decided to query your devices.  This wasn't a problem until after the
Avira merger.

It was an old problem when I noted it reported in their forums about 3
years ago when I started to encounter the problem.  They kept promising
to fix the bug but never did.  They claimed they could not reproduce the
bug although several users reported the problem (which meant many never
reported the problem or recognized the problem despite it manifested on
their host).  I gave up on Antivir.  I haven't bothered to retest since.

The AV comparatives are always comparing the payware versions.  Yet
Avast free has its web traffic interrogation while Antivir does not.  To
get web traffic interrogation added to Antivir meant having to
separately download and install their adware toolbar.  Oh gee, someone
else wanting to shove a toolbar into my web browser.  In the screenshots
for Avira now, I see a left panel entry for "Web Protection".  Yet the
following article shows their "web protection" is their their adware
toolbar.

http://www.avira.com/en/support-for-home-knowledgebase-detail/kbid/871

No thanks to the wasted screen space and adware.  

Re: antivir false positive


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So which AV do you prefer?
--  
Web based forums are like subscribing to 10 different newspapers  
and having to visit 10 different news stands to pickup each one.
Email list-server groups and USENET are like having all of those  
newspapers delivered to your door every morning.

False positive "Show that a good Good Condom is On"

|
| >No thanks to the wasted screen space and adware.
|
| So which AV do you prefer?

              All of them
For it's like a Good Condom
        And the Some as:::
    No Anti-Virus is a 100% Self
      Just like a Good Condom
               Some time
                 Do Break

                           But
      Running the love
         Of the Internet
           With out ONE
   Some day Sooner
              You will get
                     A Virus
Before
       The Year Is Out

                      Have a Good Day!  


Re: antivir false positive

CRNG wrote:

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I prefer free so my choices are immediately limited.  Currently I'm
using Avast Free but with several of its modules *not* installed, like
the superfluous e-mail scanner, WebRep now called Browser Protection,
the Grimefighter and SecureLine lurewares, remote assist, and software
updater.

If I spent money on anti-virus, I might use BitDefender *if and only if*
the payware version didn't have the rude quarantining behavior exhibited
by the freeware version.

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Thanks for the info.  I might give it a try.  To not-install the
modules, does one just do something like "custom install" or is it a
tricky endeavor?
--  
Web based forums are like subscribing to 10 different newspapers  
and having to visit 10 different news stands to pickup each one.
Email list-server groups and USENET are like having all of those  
newspapers delivered to your door every morning.

Antivir false positive Mmm Maybe Not!

|I had installed AntiVir a month or so ago to try something different.
| I used to use AntiVir for many years before switching to Avast a couple
| years ago.
|
| AntiVir seems to have a bigger footprint RAM wise, but it didn't impact
| my system in any way until yesterday.  It quarantined a .dll file from
| the manufacturer installation of the Dell Datasafe cloud backup program
| that I've been using for a few years.

But alway remamber
Ever a Cloud can have
Hell Stones

Needed the Name of
The *.DLL File
Would be a Big Help

So we can look it Up

Guarantined is for
Testing a program

How to test a program
That have a File in quarantined

Restart and run the [Dell] program
If
It run without the *.Dll and pass
All A OK

If Not

Go to Dell WebSite for a New *.Dll
or For the right Help

You know Avast see in the *.Dll
Dell like to set it right

I Have a Dell and Avast
Would i be get it some too?

So be not a fool
Something up

| Here are the results from Virus Total:
| I'm quite disappointed with the program.
| Avast is back on my system
| again.

Thank God
I do not go in to
The WWW with
Out Him  


Re: Antivir false positive Mmm Maybe Not!

Hot-Text wrote:

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If you had gone to the Virus Total website you would have seen the name
of the .dll file.

FCRCChk.dll

Re: Antivir false positive Mmm Maybe Not!

| Hot-Text wrote:
| >Needed the Name of
| >The *.DLL File
| >Would be a Big Help
| >So we can look it Up
| If you had gone to the Virus Total website you would have seen the name
| of the .dll file.

I do not Click all Links in a NewsGroup
          One i do not know you
                        or
   I do not like that website Or Trust


| FCRCChk.dll

If a Dell.Dll Go to
<  
http://search.dell.com/results.aspx?k=Tsunami+Recovery&cat=sup&c=us&l=en&s=gen&evl=&subcat=
Get the Software update You will need your Service Tag or Express Service  
Code or Product Model

 ForeSay::

Do have That software?
By Softthinks.com
Tsunami Recovery Center 1.1.0.48

One of the file in::
FCRCChk.dll
Belong to
Tsunami Recovery Center module

Developed by SoftThinks in
the database contains Array
versions of
the FCRCChk.dll
not signed and
file md5 is 77e1d9773ff317382ed02117a3e8d563
< http://binarydb.com/file/FCRCChk.dll-v2346231.html <Who I Trust<

Softthinks.com < Don't Know Them<<
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