Thursday, 27 October 2011

Avira anti-virus detects self


Avira Premium Security Suite detected itself as a spy Trojan yesterday.

More specifically, the anti-malware software generated a false positive on a DLL called aescript.dll, mis-classifying it as TR/Spy.463227.

Avira claims that the problem can be fixed by running an update.

In the last 24 hours the dodgy update affected over 10,000 users (see below).