false avast

Aspirant

false avast

hello I come to discover that avast has installed itself without is I suposse it's a fake avast but f-secure safe do not recoven like a virrus what to do in this case.

I just install BitTorrent in the 24 hours before fake avast but if nothing else that can tell me or know.

 

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Superuser

Re: false avast

My guess is that you had some bundled software installed with the bittorrent client.  Whether this is legitimate could be questionable, but personally I would just uninstall both.

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Superuser

Re: false avast

My guess is that you had some bundled software installed with the bittorrent client.  Whether this is legitimate could be questionable, but personally I would just uninstall both.

Aspirant

Re: false avast

I downloaded bittorrent on bittorrent.com so I did not install a software with a bitterstrit client so I do not see anything else but I disintended avast and bittorrent.

Superuser

Re: false avast

Hello,

 

I able to think that maybe Bittorrent installer was with certain bundle (offer) during installation steps.

 

For example, I randomly found analysis for uTorrent-installer (under one of websites like virustotal.com) where was visible that during installation it was pre-configured about offer for Lavasoft (?!), where Bittorent as partner. Since Lavasoft company (at least previously) also about security solutions -> maybe your experience was about Bittorrent/Avast friendship.

 

If it was not possible to uncheck such option (installing 'Avast') or Bittorent do not explain it good --> maybe possible to transfer this installer to F-Secure SAS:

https://www.f-secure.com/en/web/labs_global/submit-a-sample#sample-file

 

Because F-Secure Labs with certain policy about Potential Unwanted Applications:

https://www.f-secure.com/en/web/labs_global/potentially-unwanted-applications

 

Thanks!

Aspirant

Re: false avast

after an audit on my part it comes well the installer is can disable the instalation of avast
Superuser

Re: false avast


@crashvirus wrote:
after an audit on my part it comes well the installer is can disable the instalation of avast

Sounds good!

 

But my reply probably it not solution. Because this reply:

https://community.f-secure.com/t5/F-Secure-SAFE/false-avast/m-p/100657/highlight/true#M17852

more valid for solution (described 'potential' reasons and 'potential' fix steps).

 

My reply only about addition feelings.