MajorGeeks Support Forums

Go Back   MajorGeeks Support Forums > ----------= Welcome =---------- > The Lounge
Register FAQ Members List Calendar Casino Mark Forums Read

The Lounge Hang out and have some fun with your fellow Majorgeeks!


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 05-15-12, 15:15
satrow's Avatar
satrow satrow is offline
Major Geek Extraordinaire
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Waimoana
Posts: 5,217
Thanks: 498
Thanked 1,222 Times in 1,105 Posts
Default Heads up: Avira issues borked update!

It happens to all antivirus companies, Avira's turn today
Quote:
The update bumps the software version to 8.2.10.64 and the definitions file to 7.11.30.24. The result is that the AntiVirProActiv component starts detecting critical processes as malware, including the following:

\windows\system32\dllhost.exe
\windows\system32\explorer.exe
\windows\system32\iexplorer.exe
\windows\system32\notepad.exe
\windows\system32\regedit.exe
\windows\system32\rundll32.exe
\windows\system32\taskeng.exe
\windows\system32\wuauclt.exe

Those are just some of the false detected Windows processes. Avira sometimes kills them and stops Windows from booting, but thatís not the end of it.

The update is also blocking other Microsoft software (such as Microsoft Office and Microsoft Works) as well as various third-party applications, including Byki 4 Express, Documents To Go, Garmin, Google Talk, iPod and Palm services, Opera, OpenDNS Updater, Polipo, Shadow, Stickies, and many others. In other words, almost every executable file is being falsely detected by this update.
But there's good news too:
Quote:
the free edition (Avira AntiVir Personal) does not include ProActiv, so it is not affected. The bad news is that the paid consumer editions (Avira Antivirus Premium and Avira Internet Security) as well as business editions (Avira Small Business Security Suite, Avira Endpoint Security, and Avira Professional Security) do have it, and thus are affected.
We freeloaders are safe
Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to satrow For This Useful Post:
BoredOutOfMyMind (05-19-12), LauraR (05-15-12)
Sponsored links
  #2  
Old 05-15-12, 16:06
LauraR's Avatar
LauraR LauraR is offline
MajorGeeks Super-Duper Moderator
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Northeast, USA
Posts: 11,108
Thanks: 654
Thanked 1,423 Times in 1,038 Posts
Default Re: Heads up: Avira issues borked update!

I'd love to know how the hell an AV company makes that kind of mistake.

Thinking someone was drunk when they were doing that update.
__________________
It has become appallingly obvious that our technology has exceeded our humanity.
~Albert Einstein
Major Geeks on Facebook
Major Geeks Newsletter
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 05-15-12, 16:44
thisisu's Avatar
thisisu thisisu is offline
Malware Consultant
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Houston, TX
Posts: 8,162
Thanks: 269
Thanked 1,434 Times in 1,355 Posts
Default Re: Heads up: Avira issues borked update!

Wow lol
__________________
Facebook . Twitter . Blog . VirusTotal
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 05-19-12, 03:54
Rose110's Avatar
Rose110 Rose110 is offline
Private E-2
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Posts: 24
Thanks: 0
Thanked 3 Times in 2 Posts
Default Re: Heads up: Avira issues borked update!

It only affects or affected the pro version, not the free version and only on 32 bit computers but still it was quite a shock.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 05-21-12, 00:41
mjnc mjnc is offline
Major Geek
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: East coast, USA
Posts: 1,802
Thanks: 251
Thanked 472 Times in 408 Posts
Default Re: Heads up: Avira issues borked update!

Borked ???

Dictionary.com - Borked

Hope this isn't too risque.
Urban dictionary - Borked

Wow
__________________
Experience is what you get right after you needed it.
Reply With Quote
Sponsored links
  #6  
Old 05-21-12, 09:03
satrow's Avatar
satrow satrow is offline
Major Geek Extraordinaire
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Waimoana
Posts: 5,217
Thanks: 498
Thanked 1,222 Times in 1,105 Posts
Default Re: Heads up: Avira issues borked update!

Sssh, it was supposed to be subtle.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Avira Product Update linuxpowers Software 1 10-18-11 06:56
New update for Avira AntiVir dlb Software 20 07-03-11 02:20
Avira update.exe. Really? or is it a virus? Momster Malware Removal 5 09-30-10 20:52
avira update problem frsamuel Software 8 10-31-09 07:46
Avira Update: Will not work MattDillon Malware Removal 1 10-23-09 12:59


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:55.

MajorGeeks.Com Menu

MajorGeeks.Com \ All In One Tweaks \ Android \ Anti-Malware \ Anti-Virus \ Appearance \ Backup \ Browsers \ CD\DVD\Blu-Ray \ Covert Ops \ Drive Utilities \ Drivers \ Graphics \ Internet Tools \ Multimedia \ Networking \ Office Tools \ NEW! PC Games \ System Tools \ Macintosh \ Demonews.Com \ Top Downloads

MajorGeeks.Com \ News (Tech) \ Off Base (Other Websites News) \ Way Off Base (Offbeat Stories and Pics)

Social: Facebook \ YouTube \ Twitter \ Tumblr \ Pintrest \ RSS Feeds


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright © 2009 vBulletin Solutions, Inc. All rights reserved.
Ad Management by RedTyger