AVG 7.5 (Free) finding Virus Exploit in Excel xls files

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Something new in todays AVG 7.5 (free)scan, three different files (.xls)
were tagged as containing a virus.
Two wee old files, one from 1996 that was in an old saved Eudora 4 e-mail
attachment.
One file was ExcelSR.xls which I don't know how old it was or when I
downloaded it.
I have since found it ( ExcelSR.xls) and downloaded it again , it comes
from FunDuc software, it is a search and replace macro for Excel.
It doesn't show up as containing a virus when downloaded but does when
the folder it is located in is opened with explorer.
Now the other files found to have a exploit virus as I said are old and
have been around for some time with no warning being given when AVG 7.5
(free) did it's numerous scans in the past.
I'm wondering if it's just a false alarm or what?
There was a large upgrade of numerous files for AVG 7.5(free) yesterday
or early this morning so I don't know if something was changed by AVG 7.5
to make it show something inside .xls files as a virus  
Any ideas , suggestions etc.

TIA
ICU



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Since posting this I have found out that a number of other people have
had the same problem. ( AVG Free Forum)
Looks like it may be a false positive...

TIA

ICU.
 


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Mmmm I have the same problem, but other posts I've seen (all today)
stated they could NOT open the files, nor can I. Think there is more
to come from this.....

SteveG


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Ok AVG Forum states Gri have fixed it, download again and all is ok
(inc xl files) .... phew!


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Yep...I downloaded the latest update and scanned the files
again...everything seems ok now.
Too bad you have to be subjected to the ignorant antics of some of the
volunteer moderators on AVG 7.5 Free forum , trying to get a quick answer
without first jumping through all the hoops that some of those moderators  
subject queries to has turned me off AVG even though it is a free
version...too bad the AVG people don't step in and provide some
guidelines for these guys that would make the AVG Free Forum a little
more friendly.

ICU


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