Foldit.exe - AVG Antivirus 2011 flagged positive (threat detected)

Case number:699969-990420
Topic:General
Opened by:akira2501
Status:Closed
Type:Bug
Opened on:Wednesday, September 21, 2011 - 13:17
Last modified:Tuesday, September 27, 2011 - 05:00

Can't install foldit.exe win beta, AVG flags as threat detected. Have already messaged admins for AVG and facebook foldit app, but you may want to contact AVG as well. Now file foldit.exe download is canceling automatically.

(Wed, 09/21/2011 - 13:17  |  4 comments)


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use this link to download if your antivirus software reject to download the file ( very slow ):
http://fold.it/portal/files/app/Foldit.exe

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That URL did the same thing :(

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Norton does the same thing. It deleted the .exe program the first time I tried to use it (and again after I re-downloaded and re-installed it). It says that the program is performing suspicious activities and it blocks and removes the exe file.

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Status: Open » Closed

Just letting you know - I upgraded to AVG Antivirus 2012 and the threat flag went away. The Norton false positive should probably be opened in a new thread if still unresolved.

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