AVAST GONE BESERK

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Immediately following the update today (Dec 2, 2009) to the most recent
signature file (091203-0), almost everything is coming up on my computer as
infected.  Looks like a bad update-- many complaints starting to show up on
the avast forums board.




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Oh dear, not Again!

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WGN (Chicago) has a MP3 stream talking about people freaking out all
over LOL

http://tinyurl.com/ykk8362

It may take a while to load, but one e-mail they read had me
laughing.   Seems some guy decided he is going back to McAfee.   What-
ever.




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From AVAST Site:
Issue
On Thursday 3.12. 2009 avast! had a bad false positive issue. At around =
12:15 AM GMT we released VPS update 091203-0 which started flagging =
hundreds of innocent files as a 'Win32:Delf-MZG' Trojan (or, in less =
common cases, as 'Win32:Zbot-MKK). Among the files affected were =
high-profile programs produced by Adobe, Realtek, sound card drivers, =
various media players etc.

Solution
On Thursday 3.12. 2009 at 5:50 AM GMT, another VPS update 091203-1 was =
released, fixing the issue (for both 'Win32:Delf-MZG and =
Win32:Zbot-MKK). If you're still using the bad VPS 091203-0 we recommend =
to invoke a VPS update immediately. To restore false positive files from =
avast! Virus Chest please follow the instruction in the following =
article:



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Did you mean the same, or only similar?

...I'm pretty sure that they *all* have had similar FP issues.



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