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Possible False Positive on Avast Instup.dll


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My install of Avast has been trying to update in the last hour and Mbam keeps pointing out this specific dll file as a Trojan. However Virus Total is saying it's probably safe and only MBAM is coming up with a detection.


Here are the relevant logs and the file in question.


Virus Total results: https://www.virustotal.com/en/file/6cffbda20caaebe365dcbb9d4d104744cad8eac9d17e7f58e4cb21357c92ccd4/analysis/1451693203/




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Hi advgal,


There is no reason to uninstall Avast.. the above detection was a false positive which means for a short time, we were detecting a file we should not have been. The file is a legit part of Avast.


If you have already removed Avast, make sure your MBAM is up to date & you can re-install Avast again. You should be OK after that.

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