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False Positive: avast AV shows virus in mcpl.cpl

Postby divxmaster » Sat Feb 14, 2015 7:59 pm

Hi,
I just downloaded avast AV, to try it out, and on a scan it reported mcpl.cpl in zipmagic.msi has the virus Broban.AA??
My other two AV programs (Vipre, AVG) don't show anything?

Can you check out this file and make sure it is a false positive?

updated: Just ran the file through 46 other AV programs and non report a virus. So it is a false positive
from avast.


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Re: False Positive: avast AV shows virus in mcpl.cpl

Postby admin » Sun Feb 15, 2015 11:55 pm

Yes, any chance you could let them know? I really appreciate you taking the time to cross-check with nearly 50 other AV vendors - thank you :)
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Re: False Positive: avast AV shows virus in mcpl.cpl

Postby divxmaster » Fri Feb 20, 2015 8:23 pm

I'll have a look and see if there is somewhere to report a false positive, but its
not obvious where to do it at this stage.

as to the virus scans, I found a great site, virustotal.com, where you can upload
your suspect file and it will scan it through all the engines for you. Apparently it is
owned by google, but I haven't verified this.

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Re: False Positive: avast AV shows virus in mcpl.cpl

Postby divxmaster » Sun Mar 08, 2015 11:28 am

as an update, I couldn't find anywhereto report that false positive for avast, and I no longer
have it installed. It caused IE to freeze up and crash regularly. Went back to AVG.
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