KillWind.exe killit.exe and Avira antivirus – false positive?

avira-false-positiveCommon fault on many computers, notably HP Pavilions and Compaq PCs and laptops.  Avira can falsely detect the APPL/KillApplicat.A and APPL/KillApp.A virus.  The problem stems from HP’s recovery partition (generally located on d:\) where those files are an integral part of the recovery procedure.

Do not allow Avira to Quarantine or delete these files.  If you have already quarantined them then restore them back to their original location, rescan them and mark as ‘Ignore’.

If you have not already done so, it is good practice to create a set of recovery discs for your computer in case the recovery partition is damaged.

One Response to “KillWind.exe killit.exe and Avira antivirus – false positive?”

  1. BertieBassett

    Thanks so much for this. It was the only solution I found that reassured me. My HP Pavilion would not have restored last week if I had let Avira quarantine the recovery files and I have no recovery discs.

    Small donation sent, keep up the good work.

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