Avira anti-virus detects itself




A recent signature update to Avira's anti-virus solution caused the software to detect itself as a trojan or spyware. Due to a bad update, Avira detected its own AESCRIPT.DLL file as "TR/Spy.463227".

A company spokesperson confirmed the problem in the Avira Support Forum, noting that the affected AntiVir Virus Definition (VDF) file has already been pulled from circulation. All users are advised to update their definitions to the current version,, which addresses the issue.

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