AVG False Positive

Few days ago AVG reported the Klone.P virus in TeraCopy and Direct Folders. It was quickly fixed with next AVG update, but now it detects Klone.Z virus in same files. Personally I wouldn’t trust antivirus that can’t make decision about virus name. :) You may check your files at virusscan.jotti.org or at www.virustotal.com.

If you want to report the false positive please read here (thanks Jonathan for link).

You can disable AVG from scanning some folders. To do this:
1. Start AVG user interface
2. Select “Tools” – Advanced settings
3. Select “Resident Shield” – “Exceptions”
4. Click on “Add Path”
5. Browse to the path to be excluded from AVG scanning
6. Click on OK

From: AVG Technical Support [mailto:support@avg.com]
Sent: 29 May 2008 12:28 PM

AVG Anti-virus Research Lab has analyzed the file(s) you have sent from your AVG Virus Vault. Below you can find the results for each file. The final verdict on the file is either a correct detection or a false positive detection.

“C:\Program Files\TeraCopy\TeraCopy.exe” – false alarm

Best regards,

AVG Technical Support
website: http://www.avg.com