For anyone experiencing an alert from AVG about ‘ JavaScript obfuscation (type 1494) ‘ it is a false positive. I have been in contact with AVG through e-mail and their forums and they are blaming the false positive on an update issue.

From AVG ThreatLabs | Safety: Currently Safe. | AVG Threat Labs

Hello Egaladeist,

I have re-checked mentioned website with no detection, when visiting directly through browser (from Czech Republic and through US proxy), AVG online check (see attached screenshot) or AVG ThreatLabs database.

Can you please provide us with screenshot of the showed detection message, when accessing your website? (not the online LinkScanner website)

What version of AVG product are you using? Please make sure it is fully updated.

Thank you


Hello Egaladeist,

We are glad that this issue is resolved now. It was most probably resolved via the AVG update. Please inform people who experienced this issue to update their AVG.

Thank you.

The forum conversation in it’s entirety can be found here:

AVG AVG Support and Discussion Forums

So there’s no need to worry about the alert. I am still trying to get the situation resolved completely with AVG. This is an unfortunate and potentially devastating error on the part of AVG.

Hopefully they will be able to resolve all the issues and clear up any problems this has caused.

I suspect that this ‘ alert ‘ has more to do with selling their security package, by fostering fear, than any substantial issue.

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URL Scanner Result
AlienVault Clean site
Antiy-AVL Clean site
Avira Clean site
BitDefender Clean site
CLEAN MX Clean site
Comodo Site Inspector Clean site
G-Data Clean site
Google Safebrowsing Clean site
K7AntiVirus Clean site
Malc0de Database Clean site
MalwareDomainList Clean site
MalwarePatrol Clean site
Minotaur Clean site
Opera Clean site
ParetoLogic Clean site
Phishtank Clean site Clean site
SpyEyeTracker Clean site
VX Vault Clean site
Websense ThreatSeeker Clean site
Wepawet Unrated site
Yandex Safebrowsing Clean site
ZBD Zeus Clean site
Zeus Tracker Clean site
zvelo Clean site

Normalized URL:
Detection ratio: 0 / 25
Analysis date: 2012-05-30 08:14:26 UTC ( 30 minutes ago )

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4 thoughts on “AVG Alert is a False Positive”
  1. I would rather there was an actual infection, because I can fix that. But I can’t fix something that doesn’t exist. All I can do is complain to the company ( AVG ) to sort it out.

  2. Even had ( and of this writing still has ) the AVG alert. I was seriously considering the possibility of suing AVG for damages as a result of this.
    They must realize what kind of impact this can have. And placing the blame on users not updating their AVG is a bit of a cop-out.

    To their credit though they did respond fairly quickly, and they checked it out and admitted there was no infection. But they still haven’t solved the final issue I addressed to them.

  3. Getting exactly the same thing on my site.

    I have a feeling its something to do with Google ads, as I disabled that and the error went away.

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