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Bitdefender Anti-Virus Freaked Out While Using Emby Theater

Bitdefender Emby Theater Anti-Virus

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#1 davezter OFFLINE  



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Posted 24 August 2019 - 09:11 PM

I have had Emby Theater on my main PC for several months and only use this client rarely since I generally use Roku/FireTV clients. However, it has never previously caused a problem with Bitdefender although I don't believe I've opened it in about a month.


Today, I opened the Emby Theater for Windows x64 client app and initially I could watch a couple channels. But, while scrolling through the live program guide, all my fans started to roar on the computer, everything froze for about 20 seconds while the fans were all fully engaged, and then Bitdefender announced it had detected malware and suspicious activity and had taken action.  I built this PC myself with all retail packaged brand new top-shelf components in January and have not had any kind of threats detected by Bitdefender before today.


Here is what Bitdefender said happened:


Threat name

Blocked app name


It then listed all the files it said had become infected by RefreshRate.exe and quarantined them.


These are listed as:










Since Bitdefender has not previously choked when I've opened Emby Theater, but I haven't opened it in at least a month, I'm not sure if Bitdefender has suddenly started throwing out false positives when it never previously did, or, has the refreshrate.exe program become dodgy?

#2 Doofus OFFLINE  


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Posted 24 August 2019 - 09:24 PM

Yeah, bitdefender can be a bit of a douchebag. Just add it to the safe apps list.

#3 Luke OFFLINE  


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Posted 24 August 2019 - 11:54 PM

The refreshrate.exe executable has not changed in a long time either.

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