View Full Version : Avast picks up pagefile.sys as trojan

27-07-2008, 07:35 PM
Just doing a routine virus scan and avast has picked up pagefile.sys as a trojan.

I have googled this and it seems that it can pick up a trojan in the other OS of a dualboot - which I have got set up here.

Problem is, I don't remember if it was C:\pagefile.sys (Vista) or D:\pagefile.sys (XP).

I'll post back when the scan completes and see whether it was C:\pagefile or D:\pagefile.

Is this a false positive?? I certainly hope so!!

27-07-2008, 07:52 PM
It shouldn't matter if it's just in a pagefile in the non operating OS, you can delete it and a new one will be created when you boot that OS.

Avast does pick a few false positives. You can check reasonable sided files (<10MB) at virusscan.jotti.org against the latest virus definitions of 20 AV programs.