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I have avast installed on my computer for about 2-3 years now and had no problems. In fact I used to have a virus that only avast managed to remove and that's why I stayed with it. Also I had MEGASync Windows app on my computer for a year and half. Lately (about a month) avast keeps identifying the MEGASync app as a virus and blocks it from running. Two weeks ago I tried to redownload the MEGASync app and chrome recognized the installer as a virus aswell and I had to give extra permission for it to be downloaded (basically it blocked the file at the end of the download until I gave Chrome permission to keep it.) This has been fixed though (do not know if the fix came from a chrome update or a MEGASync installer update as chrome updates silently and I did not check MEGASync version numbers). But avast keeps recognizing the MEGASync application as a virus. Is there really something wrong with the application or should I just add the MEGASync folder in the scan exclusions list and get on with my life?

  • Check the file on virustotal for peace of mind. If it comes up clean, set it as an exception. – Tetsujin Jan 4 '15 at 9:39
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I would say to add it to the exclusions list. It may be false detection on the antivirus's part.

  • Without more information, it's speculative to make this assumption. Answers should be definitive solutions. Helpful suggestions should be comments. – fixer1234 Jan 4 '15 at 7:03
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    " Is there really something wrong with the application or should I just add the MEGASync folder in the scan exclusions list and get on with my life?" That's what he asked. Unless you have a better answer to why it would recognize it as a virus. – Shadow Jan 4 '15 at 8:03
  • I really believe it's a false positive aswell but, I would like some more info and more reasons on why this is happening... – John Demetriou Jan 4 '15 at 8:57
  • It may think it is a false positive from being an application that copies your information as backup. Antiviruses only scan and detect code that is a potential use for viruses, it doesn't care what the application is doing with the code. Is that what you mean on more reasons? – Shadow Jan 4 '15 at 11:16

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