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Is this a Avast! toolbar?
« on: July 28, 2010, 03:56:28 AM »
http://avast.ourtoolbar.com/     

Is this a real Avast! toolbar? Or is it a fake AV thing? ???
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Re: Is this a Avast! toolbar?
« Reply #1 on: July 28, 2010, 05:28:17 AM »
Being offered/marketed by Conduit.

Note that they're using "avast" and not "avast!"; i.e., trademark name/logo for avast!.

Would not install in any browser unless one can verify it's a legit add-on.  Did a Google search, only one search result--hxxp://avast.ourtoolbar.com/  :P
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Re: Is this a Avast! toolbar?
« Reply #2 on: July 28, 2010, 07:55:04 AM »
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While it may be legal, it appears to me as a ripoff.

I certainly would not install it. Anyway, most toolbars suck and are usually close to being adware / spyware.


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Re: Is this a Avast! toolbar?
« Reply #3 on: July 28, 2010, 07:58:30 AM »
I certainly would not install it. Anyway, most toolbars suck and are usually close to being adware / spyware.
I definitely would NOT install it.  Something doesn't sound right about that toolbar.
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Re: Is this a Avast! toolbar?
« Reply #4 on: July 28, 2010, 08:23:51 AM »
Don't use it..!!!
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Report    2010-07-28 09:22:13 (GMT 1)
Website    avast.ourtoolbar.com
Domain Hash    b7d59308dc37818bda3ff53dd62c777b
IP Address    66.77.197.154 [SCAN]
IP Hostname    -
IP Country    US (United States)

Hosted in 66.77.197.154:
      
1)    fulldlscom.ourtoolbar.com    fb156a7c556445492863c8ae5409e0ee
2)    wc2010.ourtoolbar.com    ee1c561c07095c73b6ac9a8a63ad2fb1
3)    googod.ourtoolbar.com    2cb5d193b093e1ca5cdc1a4d029108f1
4)    skullwebhackersteamforum.ourtoolbar.com    9d0c35fd7e7b7aaa04c010597494e8f4
5)    djromi.greattoolbars.com    9d27529e44be1c494606ca18b5d9ad9b

Report    2010-07-28 10:09:51 (GMT 1)
IP Address    66.77.197.154
IP Hostname    -
IP Country    US
AS Number    209
AS Name    ASN-QWEST - Qwest Communications Company, LLC...
Detections    2 / 28 (7 %)
Status    SUSPICIOUS
      
Scanning IP with:    McAfee SiteAdvisor    DETECTED
Scanning IP with:    MyWOT    DETECTED
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Re: Is this a Avast! toolbar?
« Reply #5 on: July 28, 2010, 08:32:21 AM »
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Re: Is this a Avast! toolbar?
« Reply #6 on: July 28, 2010, 08:38:16 AM »
Don't use it..!!!
Thank Asyn!!!

No problem..! :)
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Re: Is this a Avast! toolbar?
« Reply #7 on: July 28, 2010, 04:45:54 PM »
Yup, your right, it is not the Avast! toolbar, it looks like it is a virus or something, no way I'm putting that on my computer.
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Re: Is this a Avast! toolbar?
« Reply #8 on: July 28, 2010, 06:00:49 PM »
Yup, your right, it is not the Avast! toolbar, it looks like it is a virus or something, no way I'm putting that on my computer.

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Re: Is this a Avast! toolbar?
« Reply #9 on: July 28, 2010, 08:42:12 PM »
Yup, your right, it is not the Avast! toolbar, it looks like it is a virus or something, no way I'm putting that on my computer.

So, please follow my advice (reply #6) and change the link in your OP to hxxp...!! (non clickable)
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Re: Is this a Avast! toolbar?
« Reply #10 on: July 28, 2010, 08:48:48 PM »
Yup, your right, it is not the Avast! toolbar, it looks like it is a virus or something, no way I'm putting that on my computer.

So, please follow my advice (reply #6) and change the link in your OP to hxxp...!! (non clickable)
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Re: Is this a Avast! toolbar?
« Reply #11 on: July 28, 2010, 10:22:39 PM »
If Avast! had a real toolbar, wouldn't you think it would be included in the installer as an option? The very fact that there is no such option plus the fact that this toolbar is offered by an outside source makes it suspicious right off the bat.
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Re: Is this a Avast! toolbar?
« Reply #12 on: July 29, 2010, 02:28:07 PM »
avast! offer Google Chrome but no Toolbar so dont lose time here. ;)
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