Forum Thread: Avast! AV recognises new version as potential rootkit on scan start

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sweatynumbthumb Avast! AV recognises new version as potential rootkit on scan start
Member 24th Apr, 2011 22:54
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just installed the 19/4 version and started a cursory scan when up pops a dialogue box from my AV (avast! free edition) stating this process is potential rootkit behaviour.
I've okayed PSI with Windows firewall.
I created a ignore rule (in avast!) and the scan ran fine as usual.
I've had PSI installed at least 6 months before avast! and I have never had this happen before.
many thanks in advance for any info you can furnish me with.

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Leendert Kip Avast! AV recognises new version as potential rootkit on scan start
Member 24th Apr, 2011 22:59
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I assume it's a false positive. I myself use Avira Premium Security Suite and
PSI is considered safe. So, don't worry!

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mogs RE: Avast! AV recognises new version as potential rootkit on scan start
Expert Contributor 24th Apr, 2011 23:00
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Hello again.
Might the following thread help with an explanation ? :-
http://secunia.com/community/forum/thread/show/837...



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Maurice Joyce RE: Avast! AV recognises new version as potential rootkit on scan start
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