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.
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.