Is this a false positive?
by MelH - 5/7/12 6:01 AM
After 8 years using this particular file, AVG has determined it is a virus and shut the program that uses it down.
The affected program is Canon File Viewer Utility that came as part of the software included with my Canon digital camera.
The particular file in File Viewer Utility that AVG calls a virus is cdsdk2ap.dll
I have temporarily overcome the situation by choosing to ignore the file in the Residential Scan area, but need to know if there is a proper fix for this.
Even the original file on the software CD shows as positive.
I have done an online scan and it showed no virus activity on my computer.
I did a Google search, but most answers want you to download a 'fix' for the problem and I'm not about to do that, as none of the sites are familiar to me.
Deleting the entire affected program, then re-installing it does no good. The file is indicated as positive again.
I'm running Windows XP Pro SP3 with AVG Free 2012.0.1913 with virus database 2425/4983.