Malware warning in BOINC Manager

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Message 1850445 - Posted: 22 Feb 2017, 5:42:34 UTC
Last modified: 22 Feb 2017, 5:49:03 UTC

Malware warning in BOINC Manager since 5:50pm Pacific Time. ???
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Message 1850927 - Posted: 24 Feb 2017, 8:59:12 UTC - in response to Message 1850445.  

2 days ago i also got a warning from my Avast anti-virus program ; Boinc projects Seti and Einstein got infected files.
Avast blocked the infection and placed it in the Vault.

Avast reported :
Infection Blocked
Infection : VBS:Malware-gen
User: Boinc_master
Proces: /Applications/BOINCManager.app/Contents/Resources/boinc
File: /Library/Application Support/BOINCData/slots/0/boinc_mmap_file

AND also these files : /Library/Application Support/BOINCData/slots/0/boinc_setiathome_0
/Library/Application Support/BOINCData/slots/0/boinc_EinsteinHS_0

Need some help !
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Message 1856053 - Posted: 17 Mar 2017, 18:47:35 UTC

This sort of report is not uncommon, although I think it is the first time for a Mac...
These are false positive reports. Frequently it is due to the low number of downloads BOINC has (compared to some other applications), or the behavior of BOINC when running, where it causes the download of other applications. The normal solution is to add the BOINC data directories to the AV software's directory "white list".
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