[QUOTE=DrageMester;2741436]I disagree. An anti-virus with false positives means that potentially it could decide that an important file is malware and put it into quarantine which might make your system unusable.
So with false positives your system could become unusable even when there is no actual malware attack, if a system file is falsely flagged as infected and therefore quarantined.
I see your point & I’m kind of in the middle on this.
I set my Avast up with “Ask” & “No Action” .
If it was set to “Fix Automatically” then a false positive might be a problem.
So it depends on the user.
Also I get very few false positives .
I know one software that Avast always finds a false positive of sorts on . That is PGCEdit. It give several “Error: Archive is password protected .” files . I know this & ignore it.
I’ve never had Avast find a system file as a false positive.
This thread is about Avast & Windows 8.1 . I don’t have Windows 8.1 & it could be more of a problem for it.
I also have a second AV installed but inactive . So no conflicts occur .
I can scan a file of folder with it this way . It is Emsisoft Anti-Malware .
I usually use the “Disable the shields for 10 minutes” option in Avast when I do that.