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Decompression bomb false positive or real?

  1. #1


    Posts : 4
    Windows 8.1

    Decompression bomb false positive or real?


    Very late last night I ran a quick avast scan and it found two decompression bombs that it couldn't scan. A few days ago I did increase my sensitivity settings. Test whole files was unchecked & the suspicious behavior HIPS monitoring was set to one bar now two. Could this just be a mistake because I changed these settings and what scans should I run next to verify it is or isn't a real virus?

    I attached a screenshot below of what the infection inside avast scan history looks like. I'm running Windows 8.1 & both it & Avast are always up-to-date. This is just a cheap best buy laptop but here's the specs I was able to find out that are also on my profile. CPU: Intel i3-3130M, 4GB RAM, Intel HD 4000 Graphics, Firefox Browser, Logitech M100 Mouse, 678GB HDD.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Avast History Screenshot.png  

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2. #2


    Posts : 8
    W8


    Hello Ricoman:

    It is quite possible that the files are virus/spyware database files from Microsoft.

    Individually, send both files to https://virustotal.com and scan. Then post both report URLs in your next reply.

    Only if both are digitally signed/verified by Microsoft Corp. can you choose to treat both as false positives that may later need to be entered in Avast's exclusions list.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3. #3


    Posts : 4
    Windows 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by 1PW View Post
    Hello Ricoman:

    It is quite possible that the files are virus/spyware database files from Microsoft.

    Individually, send both files to https://virustotal.com and scan. Then post both report URLs in your next reply.

    Only if both are digitally signed/verified by Microsoft Corp. can you choose to treat both as false positives that may later need to be entered in Avast's exclusions list.
    I could only find the second one in My Computer, here's the results.

    https://virustotal.com/en/file/73c55...is/1476220774/
      My System SpecsSystem Spec


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