100 hidden objects?

Discussion in 'Avira' started by viel, Jul 9, 2017.

  1. viel

    viel Level 3

    Jun 21, 2017
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    Avira
    Hello,
    Avira detected 166 hidden objects, they never said it was risky.
    I grew suspicious and scanned 2 times with Malwarebytes and Hitman Pro :)
    Nothing detected, should I be worried?

    Thanks!
     
  2. seanss

    seanss Level 1

    Aug 8, 2016
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    Probably not, Malwarebytes does a good job as far as hyper-updating their malware signatures and HitmanPro's behavioral file analysis is one of the best -- if they didn't detect it, Avira is probably just showing false positives. I'd recommend looking at what type of "malware" Avira says it is-- I use Bitdefender and constantly get Trojan.generic when it throws false positives.
     
  3. MWTHelper

    MWTHelper From Avira
    Developer

    Oct 27, 2016
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    Germany
    Hi viel,
    You can check for the details about the hidden objects within the scan report. The full AVSCAN reports are located in "C:\ProgramData\Avira\Antivirus\LOGFILES\".

    Hidden objects are just an information that something suspicious is going on. It is not a false alert. As some legitim applications (including Windows) use this mechanism to hide files and registry keys and there is no malware detection even with another tool, there is nothing to be worried about.
     
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