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Old 06-25-2020, 12:42 AM   #1
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Unhappy Avast removes calibre-parallel.exe Infected?

This is the 2nd time that Calibre fails to download from Kindle for PC as well as any metadata for new books after Avast identifies and removes calibre-parallel.exe.

Is calibre-parallel.exe falsely identified as infected with IDP.Generic as Avast claims?

I was able to get Calibre working again by repairing Calibre yesterday and it worked fine only to get the same Avast warning and removal. Once again Calibre cannot work.

Anyone else have this issue? I suspect this is a false positive. If I were sure, I would tell Avast not to remove this file.

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Old 06-25-2020, 01:24 AM   #2
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https://manual.calibre-ebook.com/faq...a-virus-trojan
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Old 06-25-2020, 02:31 AM   #3
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Ok,

I read the info on your link.

I've downloaded the official Calibre, as always. Repaired it again, and I will assume this problem is a false positive.

Calibre is just about the most helpful, great program I have ever used. I can't live without it.


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Old 06-25-2020, 03:23 AM   #4
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maybe calibre should add an option to remove avast . THAT'S THE REAL MALWARE
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Can confirm, as a user of Avast for YEARS, removed and now rely exclusively on MS Windows 10's built-in antivirus. Latest benchmarks show it's the best, free, option. Avast sells your usage data, and I removed it as soon as I read about it.
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Can confirm, as a user of Avast for YEARS, removed and now rely exclusively on MS Windows 10's built-in antivirus. Latest benchmarks show it's the best, free, option. Avast sells your usage data, and I removed it as soon as I read about it.


MS Defender found a trojan in CCleaner soon after Piriform sold it to Avast - far as I know it was the first, and for a while the only AV, to find it - including everything at Virus Total.

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