Avast Had A Bad False Positive Issue On All Delphi Binaries

Avast, an antivirus software,  started detecting all binaries created with Delphi as malware.

At first, it looked like just an isolated incident but according to Avast forum, they really had a bad false positive issue today.  Admittedly, they reported that this incident does not only affects Delphi binaries but Avast started flagging hundreds of innocent files as a “Win32:Delf-MZG” Trojan.  The files affected were high-profile programs produced by Adobe, Realtek sound card drivers, various media players among others.

The errant update had been issued around 12:15 a.m. GMT. A new update was issued at 5:50 a.m. GMT that corrected the problem.

A step-by-step guide on how to restore the files from the Virus Chest can be found here: http://support.avast.com/index.php?_m=knowledgebase&_a=viewarticle&kbarticleid=376

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