Author Topic: [Weirdness] AVG 2013 False Positive  (Read 2057 times)

Joseph Collins

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[Weirdness] AVG 2013 False Positive
« on: 4 Oct '12 - 02:20 »
So...  This just happened.  Literally, in fact.

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I can't help but wonder why this just randomly happened, but rest assured, I freaking ignored it.  I can't imagine if XMPlay wasn't bothering anything before now that it would suddenly come up positive for some kind of "identity source" virus.  Ugh.  AVG.  Why are you so lame?

mrmudlord

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Re: [Weirdness] AVG 2013 False Positive
« Reply #1 on: 4 Oct '12 - 03:03 »
Blame XMPlay's executable packer.
And AVG.

Dotpitch

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Re: [Weirdness] AVG 2013 False Positive
« Reply #2 on: 4 Oct '12 - 06:26 »
Please report it as a false positive at AVG :).

Joseph Collins

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Re: [Weirdness] AVG 2013 False Positive
« Reply #3 on: 4 Oct '12 - 16:06 »
Done.  Here's exactly what I wrote:
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So, I was sitting there, listening to music in XMPlay, minding my own business, when suddenly, I get a pop-up from AVG Free 2013:
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So, I clicked "more info" and got this:
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Now, I'm not sure why AVG would just randomly bring this to my attention NOW when I've been running AVG Free 2013 since it came out. (That was like, what?  A week ago or more?)  Still, I decided to report it to Un4Seen, the makers of XMPlay here: https://www.un4seen.com/forum/?topic=14106.0

From what I can gather from the single reply I got, what tripped AVG's protection thingy was XMPlay's self-contained executable packer.  Why it would trip completely at random instead of while the program was loading is beyond me, however.

So, here I am.  Reporting this false positive to you folks.  Please look into it.

Thanks.