03-20-2017 11:36 AM
I received a notice from HP that a software update was available (PC Bios Update ROM Family SSID 81B7), which I attempted to install on my desktop computer. I received an elert from my virus software that the downloaded software contained a virus (Sonar.Heristic.158) and recommended I terminate the download. Is anyone else having this problem?
03-20-2017 06:10 PM
> Is anyone else having this problem?
Let the download complete.
Note that your anti-virus called it a "heuristic".
That's a generic term for "it may smell like a virus, but we're not sure, just yet".
Select the downloaded file, and "submit" it.
Over 50 different anti-virus programs will scan the file, and give you a summary of which ones detect it, and which do not.
You could be getting a "false positive" result from your anti-virus program.
Force your anti-virus program to update, and get it to re-scan the file.
Maybe, the updated virus-definitions will _not_ produce the "false-positive" result.