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    Default avastUI.exe reported under System Startup

    When checking System Startup under tools there's an entry for avastUI.exe. That is expected. However, rather than identifying it as a required part of the AVAST virus protection system or even unknown, the description provided says it is "Not required - virus, spyware, malware or other resource hog" [full detail copied below].
    I'm running Windows XP with SP3 and microsoft security bug fixes up to november 2011, with Firefox at 3.6.24.
    Spybot is with latest detection update 07/Dec/2011
    Looking in the View Reports I see the logging:
    --- Startup entries list ---
    Located: HK_LM:Run, avast
    command: "C:\Program Files\AVAST Software\Avast\avastUI.exe" /nogui
    file: C:\Program Files\AVAST Software\Avast\avastUI.exe
    size: 3744552
    MD5: F7226AA410954185160067D5FA82F3F2

    Please advise if any further detail is required to sort out this problem.
    Current filename: "C:\Program Files\AVAST Software\Avast\avastUI.exe" /nogui

    Database status: Not required - virus, spyware, malware or other resource hog
    Value: avast
    Filename: troyan.exe

    Added by the _SMALL.CZ_ TROJAN!

    Source: Paul Collins Startup list

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    Thank you for bringing this to our attention.
    This will be fixed with our next detection update scheduled for Wednesday 2011-12-21.
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