A recent signature update of Avira anti-virus has detected components of its own application as potentially malign. Avira detected its own AESCRIPT.DLL library file as the “TR/Spy.463227″ strain of malware.
A company spokesperson confirmed the problem in the Avira Support Forum. However, Avira shortly realised the issue, and pulled the VDF offline after it had been up for 20 minutes. A new VDF was released 32 minutes afterwards, which fixed the false-positive issue.
False positive: Detection of file AESCRIPT.DLL as “TR/Spy.463227″
We have had an false positive for the Avira file AESCRIPT.DLL which was detected as “TR/Spy.463227″.
The spreading of the false VDF was stopped immediately and is now corrected with a new VDF.
Please update your Avira protection to fix the false positive.