False ID by AVG of Win32/Gaelicum.A?

Posted: 01-13-2008, 01:40 AM
Hello all:
I recently re-installed Vista in the 64 bit version. To make the
installation easier I prepared a dvd with fresh downloads of all the latest
drivers & software for the motherboard, graphics, sound software and the
most common software such as AVG, Adobe Reader, etc, etc. Before burning the
installation DVD I scanned all the software with AVG and it reported no
problems. Well, after loading the O.S. and all the software on the DVD I
ran AVG and it came up showing everything I installed from the DVD was
infected with Win32/Gaelicum.A virus! Something seemed odd about that to me
so I popped in the DVD and scanned it with AVG and it showed NO VIRUSES.
I'm beginning to think that installing all the software from a DVD insteadof
directly downloading it to the pc is causing AVG to think they are a virus?
Or perhaps AVG on a Vista 64-bit system is causing a false positive for
viruses? How can files on a DVD that are not infected according to an AVG
scan before loading show up as all infected with Win32/Gaelicum.A after
installing them. I hadn't even been online yet and my network cable wasn't
plugged in! This has me confused. Basically everything needed to make the
pc operate is supposedly infected? Oh.......I copied the dvd to the new
Vista desktop before installing all the software and scanned each one before
installation. After installation when they had been moved to the Documents
folder is when all the files showed up as infected. Something is not right.
I don't think the files are infected and am tempted to just restore them as
is from the Virus Vault. Anyone have some thoughts on this?

xiowan..........in tucson

False ID by AVG of Win32/Gaelicum.A?


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robin
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Re: False ID by AVG of Win32/Gaelicum.A?
Posted: 01-13-2008, 06:33 PM
If you suspect a file to be a false positive. Test the file at
[virusscan.jotti.org] and if it is a false positive, archive (zip, arc, tar
etc) the file using a password and email a copy to virus@grisoft.com with a
brief description as well as the password you used to archive it with. They
will tell you if it is real or not

robin
"xiowan" <xiowan@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:E728E94B-1A8B-4B1D-A654-2EE27EAC6508@microsoft.com...
> Hello all:
> I recently re-installed Vista in the 64 bit version. To make the
> installation easier I prepared a dvd with fresh downloads of all the
> latest
> drivers & software for the motherboard, graphics, sound software and the
> most common software such as AVG, Adobe Reader, etc, etc. Before burning
> the
> installation DVD I scanned all the software with AVG and it reported no
> problems. Well, after loading the O.S. and all the software on the DVD I
> ran AVG and it came up showing everything I installed from the DVD was
> infected with Win32/Gaelicum.A virus! Something seemed odd about that to
> me
> so I popped in the DVD and scanned it with AVG and it showed NO VIRUSES.
> I'm beginning to think that installing all the software from a DVD
> insteadof
> directly downloading it to the pc is causing AVG to think they are a
> virus?
> Or perhaps AVG on a Vista 64-bit system is causing a false positive for
> viruses? How can files on a DVD that are not infected according to an AVG
> scan before loading show up as all infected with Win32/Gaelicum.A after
> installing them. I hadn't even been online yet and my network cable
> wasn't
> plugged in! This has me confused. Basically everything needed to make
> the
> pc operate is supposedly infected? Oh.......I copied the dvd to the new
> Vista desktop before installing all the software and scanned each one
> before
> installation. After installation when they had been moved to the
> Documents
> folder is when all the files showed up as infected. Something is not
> right.
> I don't think the files are infected and am tempted to just restore them
> as
> is from the Virus Vault. Anyone have some thoughts on this?
>
> xiowan..........in tucson

xiowan
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Re: False ID by AVG of Win32/Gaelicum.A?
Posted: 01-13-2008, 11:11 PM
Hello "robin":
Thanks for the input. I had already used all these exe. files to set up
the computer and don't need them again unless I have to re-install the O.S.
so, I went ahead and deleted them from virus vault and deleted them from the
"Documents" folder as well. If they were infected at the time of the O.S.
install I have no way of knowing until something goes wrong or AVG finds the
same virus again elsewhere on the pc. It sure is weird though, all but one
of these files was loaded from the dvd to set up another Vista pc (32-bit)
and AVG doesn't say they have the virus. The only problem I have is that I
will have to download all of them again if I need to re-install and it takes
forever on a 56k modem LOL!

xiowan.........in tucson

"robin" wrote:
> If you suspect a file to be a false positive. Test the file at
> [virusscan.jotti.org] and if it is a false positive, archive (zip, arc, tar
> etc) the file using a password and email a copy to virus@grisoft.com with a
> brief description as well as the password you used to archive it with. They
> will tell you if it is real or not
>
> robin
> "xiowan" <xiowan@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:E728E94B-1A8B-4B1D-A654-2EE27EAC6508@microsoft.com...
> > Hello all:
> > I recently re-installed Vista in the 64 bit version. To make the
> > installation easier I prepared a dvd with fresh downloads of all the
> > latest
> > drivers & software for the motherboard, graphics, sound software and the
> > most common software such as AVG, Adobe Reader, etc, etc. Before burning
> > the
> > installation DVD I scanned all the software with AVG and it reported no
> > problems. Well, after loading the O.S. and all the software on the DVD I
> > ran AVG and it came up showing everything I installed from the DVD was
> > infected with Win32/Gaelicum.A virus! Something seemed odd about that to
> > me
> > so I popped in the DVD and scanned it with AVG and it showed NO VIRUSES.
> > I'm beginning to think that installing all the software from a DVD
> > insteadof
> > directly downloading it to the pc is causing AVG to think they are a
> > virus?
> > Or perhaps AVG on a Vista 64-bit system is causing a false positive for
> > viruses? How can files on a DVD that are not infected according to an AVG
> > scan before loading show up as all infected with Win32/Gaelicum.A after
> > installing them. I hadn't even been online yet and my network cable
> > wasn't
> > plugged in! This has me confused. Basically everything needed to make
> > the
> > pc operate is supposedly infected? Oh.......I copied the dvd to the new
> > Vista desktop before installing all the software and scanned each one
> > before
> > installation. After installation when they had been moved to the
> > Documents
> > folder is when all the files showed up as infected. Something is not
> > right.
> > I don't think the files are infected and am tempted to just restore them
> > as
> > is from the Virus Vault. Anyone have some thoughts on this?
> >
> > xiowan..........in tucson
>
>
>
 
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