AVG Possibly Hit By False-Positive: Trojan Horse Agent4.AQLZ (shdocvw.dll and explorer.exe)

Thousands of AVG users are complaining about a virus detection notice that is most likely a false positive

1. Step Users have been reporting this virus detection for at least a couple hours (late Sunday)

Avg Detection Trojan Horse Agent4 Aqlz.png

2. Step AVG continues to pile up virus detection notes whenever you browse the explorer

3. Step If you are concerned about your security, read our QA on this virus and feel free to submit your own question here

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The improved malwarebytes “fast scan” can help you to quickly identify malware and trojans as well, read more about it here

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4 Responses to AVG Possibly Hit By False-Positive: Trojan Horse Agent4.AQLZ (shdocvw.dll and explorer.exe)

  1. Orange Community Approved Comment:
    Tsubo said:

    I hope you’re right.

  2. Orange Community Approved Comment:
    Justin said:

    Thanks for posting this info. AVG has started reporting exactly this on my computer and it seems very much like a false positive to me. I hope they fix this soon.

  3. Orange Community Approved Comment:
    Ian Ippolito said:

    Yep..me too, just a few hours ago. Hoping it’s a false positive, and they confirm it soon.

  4. Orange Community Approved Comment:
    constantin said:

    Thank you so much for this article! I was already very concerned about my PC! ;)

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