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Message 19699 - Posted: 10 Jul 2014, 19:39:40 UTC

Dear All

My Avast Antivirus programme detecs a virus as follows:

hxxp://boinc.thesonntags.com/collatz/download/mini_collatz_6.04_windows_intelx86__ati14.exe

Infection: Win32:Evo-gen [Susp]

Kindly let me have your feedback.

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Message 19700 - Posted: 11 Jul 2014, 2:27:33 UTC - in response to Message 19699.

Dear All

My Avast Antivirus programme detecs a virus as follows:

hxxp://boinc.thesonntags.com/collatz/download/mini_collatz_6.04_windows_intelx86__ati14.exe

Infection: Win32:Evo-gen [Susp]

Kindly let me have your feedback.

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Lino


It would be a false positive.

Run the file through this site and it will show up clean.
https://www.virustotal.com/

Avast has been falsely tagging most of the BOINC apps recently, we recommend that you tell your AV software to ignore the BOINC data folder.
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Message 19701 - Posted: 11 Jul 2014, 13:28:52 UTC

The way that many antivirus applications work is to compare snippets of code from known viruses to each file it scans. The larger the code snippet, the more accurate the virus check. That also means it takes longer to check, uses more CPU, RAM, and disk space, and runs more slowly. Avast is identifying many different BOINC applications as being infected when they are not which probably means that Avast is trying to run as fast as possible and the result is false positives.


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