Avast regarded browsers and Office as malware by false signatures




Avast faced a bug in its software that ensured that among other browsers as malware were given. Users were unable to launch their browser. Were also hardware drivers and Office mistakenly referred to as malware.

Users of anti-malware software reported the problems to the forum Avast. After a recent software update with version number from 150,506 to 3 the problems would have arisen in the database of virus signatures. As several users reported that they receive false-positive alerts for legitimate software. Among other Chrome and Office applications are referred to as malware. In addition, for example, the drivers for hardware components are ATI and Nvidia.

Meanwhile Avast has released a patch to fix the problem. The false-positive alerts occur mainly among users of the corporate version of the anti-malware software: using VPS5, a virus database that accidentally signatures were considered legitimate software as malware. The patch version number from 150,506 to 5.

Recently struggled users of Panda Security with a similar problem. The software labeled some necessary files as malware, that caused some users were unable to start their computer. The company therefore released live CDs.


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