AVG problem with AutoIt scripts ... ? What to do to stop AVG from false positives.

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For a month or more, I've had no end of problems with AVG.  I have
tons of scripts that I've written in AutoIt and AVG keeps telling me
they're viruses.  I've written these scripts myself and I don't know
how to write a virus.  The scripts are simple and straightforward so
there's no excuse for this.

I've added AutoIt to the exceptions but AVG ignores this.  Also, the
upx compiled scripts are not the only ones that are affected even many
of my uncompiled scripts are being listed.  It's a pain in the neck
but I don't know where to go to fix this.  Any guidance appreciated
since these are not viruses so I don't know what avenue to take to
stop AVG from getting stuck on my scripts.  Thanks.  Much appreciated.

Re: AVG problem with AutoIt scripts ... ? What to do to stop AVG from false positives.


| For a month or more, I've had no end of problems with AVG.  I have
| tons of scripts that I've written in AutoIt and AVG keeps telling me
| they're viruses.  I've written these scripts myself and I don't know
| how to write a virus.  The scripts are simple and straightforward so
| there's no excuse for this.

| I've added AutoIt to the exceptions but AVG ignores this.  Also, the
| upx compiled scripts are not the only ones that are affected even many
| of my uncompiled scripts are being listed.  It's a pain in the neck
| but I don't know where to go to fix this.  Any guidance appreciated
| since these are not viruses so I don't know what avenue to take to
| stop AVG from getting stuck on my scripts.  Thanks.  Much appreciated.

I doubt it is calling them a "virus", mot likely trjans.
AutoIt is *often* used in trojans.  I come across many.

I suggest moving from AVG.  Upload your compiled scripts to Virus Total and see
if Avira
AntiVir ais flagging them as badly.  If not, remove AVG and install Avira
AntiVir.

--
Dave
http://www.claymania.com/removal-trojan-adware.html
Multi-AV - http://www.pctipp.ch/downloads/dl/35905.asp



Re: AVG problem with AutoIt scripts ... ? What to do to stop AVG from false positives.

On Thu, 21 May 2009 17:57:27 -0400, "David H. Lipman"

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I tried AntiVir before and I found it tough to work with.  Is there
nothing that can be done with AVG?  I've been using AutoIt for years
but this is rampant.  I can't open up a folder without the popup
really grinding things to a halt.  AVG used to be so good and it still
is easier to use than AntiVir _for_me_.  But  I will change to it if
there is absolutely nothing that can be done re my AutoIt scripts.
But is there truly nothing that can be done?   Thanks.

Re: AVG problem with AutoIt scripts ... ? What to do to stop AVG from false positives.



| I tried AntiVir before and I found it tough to work with.  Is there
| nothing that can be done with AVG?  I've been using AutoIt for years
| but this is rampant.  I can't open up a folder without the popup
| really grinding things to a halt.  AVG used to be so good and it still
| is easier to use than AntiVir _for_me_.  But  I will change to it if
| there is absolutely nothing that can be done re my AutoIt scripts.
| But is there truly nothing that can be done?   Thanks.

Contact Grisoft.

--
Dave
http://www.claymania.com/removal-trojan-adware.html
Multi-AV - http://www.pctipp.ch/downloads/dl/35905.asp



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Join the club. After AVG went bloatware I hung onto 7.5 until it ceased
to be supported with updates. I have a big flash drive full of portable
apps and it kept dinging one or another almost every time. Even stuff that
was written years and years before the putative "virus" it flagged even
existed. Frankly, I just got sick and tired of being sick and tired of
doing this all the time, and moved to Avira:

Subject: Re: G#0903534830 - False positive?

Dear Sir/Madam,

thank you for your email.

Please let us inform you that the file attached to your previous
e-mail was really not infected.
The detection will be removed with the next AVG virus definitions
update.

Thank you for your cooperation.

Please feel free to contact us if we can be of further help.

     Best regards,

     Karol Rehak
     AVG Technical Support

website: http://www.avg.com
mailto: support@avg.com

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The fact that a program predates a virus is irrelevant. In fact, it is
almost necessary.



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Yes, but in the cases the "infected" file is bit-for-bit identical to the
original stored in the distribution archive, which itself was prodiced
before the virus existed. And extracting the file from the original
distribution, AVG still insists it's infected ... until I email it to them
and get yet another retraction.





Re: AVG problem with AutoIt scripts ... ? What to do to stop AVG from false positives.

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I understand, and have also encountered the same sort of thing with
Avira, McAfee, Norton, AVG, Clamwin (no surprise there), and Avast! too.
The fact is that all AVs will false positive from time to time. I just
wanted to clarify that portion of your statement regarding viruses. A
prospective "host" program practically has to predate the infecting
instance, no? :oD

Both Clamwin and Avira "found" malware in my Thinkpad's IBM tools - I
did nothing, and later scans found nothing. I believe others must have
reported the FP detections and definition files were adjusted
accordingly. One would think a QC program within the definition's
development team would have found these prior to releasing the defs to
the public, but I'm sure everyone is in a hurry...



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