Some of our users have experienced false positive warnings from Avast.
All of them are 'heuristic' analysis warnings, which are called PUP - Potentially Unwanted Programs, or IDP.Generic by Avast.
When an antivirus package performs its scans, it is:
--Looking for known viruses, and
--Performing a heuristic analysis to identify potential, but as yet unknown malware. This is done by looking for certain characteristics that may be a sign of a potential infection.
Based on how the latter is written/updated - it is possible for any file to be incorrectly flagged as a false positive.
Many packages, including Avast, have settings for heuristic analysis (low, med, high).
Should I ignore it?
No. In general, you shouldn’t ignore any warnings from your antivirus programs.
Please review the message from Avast and confirm it is a PUP or IDP.Generic warning.
While most cases of PUP and IDP.Generic are false positives, you still shouldn’t ignore it completely.
What we recommend is to use another antivirus program to see if that catches the same file.
Under advisement from an IT professional, you may also want to change the sensitivity of your Avast heuristic settings.
All Treasury Software products are scanned with the most up to date antivirus and anti-malware software commercially available.
Please see the Avast links below