Following a recent update, Avira's anti-virus software unfortunately identified itself as potentially malicious.

"Avira detected its own AESCRIPT.DLL library file as the previously obscure 'TR/Spy.463227' strain of malware," writes The Register's John Leyden.

"The dodgy AntiVir virus definition file was quickly pulled and replaced with a new version – – that resolves the problem, as explained in an official post on Avira's support forum here," Leyden writes.

Go to "Avira anti-virus labels itself as spyware" to read the details.

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