Infected with Win32:Delf-MZG [Trj], Avast claims

The day Avast went wrong, yes perhaps false positive. As I just turned on the PC, it reported the following files to be infected:

Vistastartmenu.exe of Vista Start Menu
Spywareterminator.exe of Spyware Terminator
Skype (even Skype!)

At first, I didn’t think it was false positive, I got the warning against Vista Start Menu, I don’t know much about the publishers of the software, but then next was Spyware Terminator? Harder to believe, by checking online, I saw many others were complaining about this issue. The only thing you can do, is click no action or the x button, until Avast get fixed.

In my case, it didn’t work with Vista start menu, it kept showing the warning. So, I ctrl+alt+del , went to processes and chose to end the task for vistastartmenu.exe. Only then I was able to close avast warning.

2 thoughts on “Infected with Win32:Delf-MZG [Trj], Avast claims

  1. I have the same probleme in france, all my client who use this free antivirus have a real big probleme on her computer,
    The only solution for the moment it’s to desactivate the residente shield or to change this antivirus
    If you have news please contact me

    • You’re right, it is also as a temporary solution one can disable resident shield, but the problem will leave users unprotected, currently, I recommend people wait about two days, if not fixed, switch to another anti-virus, Avast is the best free one right now IMHO until this false positive happened. I expect a fix soon.

      I used to use AVG , but when updated to recent version, it slowed my PC to a snail, although i have a modern PC. I uninstalled it and installed Avast.

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