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Post by Guest on 30/4/2010, 05:44

I am in the habit from time to time,of downloading an running on-demand scanners,while in Shadow mode.

Yesterday,I decided to give A-Squared free,or what ever they call it these days a try.

It through up a series of false positives,all of which I could understand,vested interests taken on board,other than this one:C:\WINDOWS\system32\a3d.dll detected: Trojan.Win32.Agent!A2

Really bad show!!

Of course I did not allow the scanner to do anything,not that it would have mattered in ShadowMode,and I followed the path and downloaded the file to virus total.

It was pristine,even on A-Squared and Ikarus!!
(heuristics in A-Squared I presume?)

This simply will not do!!

Had a new user reacted in a reactionary way,he/she may have found a dead sound system.

As signature detection programs attempt to keep up,they become more and more hair-trigger!!

Great argument for leaving nothing automatic,not updates,and Heaven Forbid not cleaning!!

grrrr.

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Post by ssj100 on 30/4/2010, 08:30

Good thing you didn't enable automatic cleaning (particularly if you use/need audio 3D) on a3d.dll haha:
http://dll.paretologic.com/detail.php/a3d

Regardless, A-squared is well known to have a high false positive rate in my experience, and also in many others.

I also recall that a complete full system scan takes a very long time with A-squared.

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Post by Buster_BSA on 22/7/2010, 01:14

In AV industry there are several epic fails related to this topic.

Last one was done by Symantec if I remind correctly. Thousand users got their systems halted due a false positive.
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Post by nolob on 23/7/2010, 19:18

Chinese computers in 2007?

Since then AVG, Bitdefender and McAfee have gone on an OS crippling spree.

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