Avast reports viruses in sparsebundle

conamor

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Jun 27, 2013
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Hey everyone,

I was wondering if anyone ever came across this? An antivirus reporting viruses in sparsebundle? I have looked online and it says they could be false positive. What's sad is that Avast free is not giving much details about the file... It simply says Trojan or worm or whatever. I wish I had a hash to compare online...

I have deleted the files so if they were false positive, I probably broke my TM backup...

What would you do? I know some people will say to not use an antivirus but in my case, I need to have one.

Thanks!
 

Weaselboy

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If you have a sparse bundle image mounted like for a TM backup, the AC app would just see that as another drive mounted and scan whatever is there. So this cootie being in a sparse bundle does not change anything.
 

conamor

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Jun 27, 2013
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If you have a sparse bundle image mounted like for a TM backup, the AC app would just see that as another drive mounted and scan whatever is there. So this cootie being in a sparse bundle does not change anything.
Thanks for the reply.
True, I had an external USB drive mounted that had some (old) TMbackups on it. So I can count these notification (moved to quarantined / deleted) as false positive?
 

Weaselboy

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So I can count these notification (moved to quarantined / deleted) as false positive?
I don't know about that, since I don't know what they were... but I was just explaining the fact they were in a sparse bundle is not relevant and would not cause this or changes things either way.

Sorry I'm not more help.