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Avast Reports "Win32:Adware-BBZ[Adw]" Legit?

Posted: Tue Sep 24, 2013 12:59 am
by Mr_Bass-Singer
My Avast Antivirus recently updated and when I went to open Avant I got "Threat has been detected" and it automatically removed the avant.exe file to it's Virus Chest. It reports that avant.exe has Win32:Adware-BBZ[Adw] with a High Threat Level! :wtf:

Is this a False Positive?? I've scanned earlier downloads and it also reports the same infection. I have been using the Ultimate Versions, if that helps. Avant has been working fine until the recent update of Avast. Thanks!

Re: Avast Reports "Win32:Adware-BBZ[Adw]" Legit?

Posted: Tue Sep 24, 2013 1:28 am
by MysteryFCM
I've dropped an email to friends at Avast, thank you for letting us know.

Re: Avast Reports "Win32:Adware-BBZ[Adw]" Legit?

Posted: Tue Sep 24, 2013 10:30 am
by lefreak
Same here!
Avast Antivirus says "Win32:Adware-BBZ (Adw)"

I scanned the installation files of Avant 2013 Ultimate Build 113 - 117, it's always the same threat!

:thumbdown:

Re: Avast Reports "Win32:Adware-BBZ[Adw]" Legit?

Posted: Tue Sep 24, 2013 10:57 am
by didpoy
Same thing for me.

Certainly the new basis of avast I guess!

Besides Avast reacts constantly to several things without stop since the last update...

Bye

Re: Avast Reports "Win32:Adware-BBZ[Adw]" Legit?

Posted: Tue Sep 24, 2013 11:53 am
by Canaris101
In the AVAST-Configuration I've activated the AVANT-Files for not beeing scanned ("Global Exceptions"). I was forced to reinstall AVANT again anyways, but now I got rid of the false alert.

Re: Avast Reports "Win32:Adware-BBZ[Adw]" Legit?

Posted: Tue Sep 24, 2013 1:01 pm
by Mr_Bass-Singer
Update: After Avast updated this morning I no longer get the virus alert. Must be your friends at Avast listened to you MysteryFCM! Thanks!! :clap:

Re: Avast Reports "Win32:Adware-BBZ[Adw]" Legit?

Posted: Wed Sep 25, 2013 11:43 am
by MysteryFCM
No thanks necessary, it remains a pleasure :)