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Re: Avast blocked a suspicious URL, when I was using Hotmail
« Reply #15 on: April 07, 2011, 04:17:10 PM »
This is a false alarm. We're working on fixing it.
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Re: Avast blocked a suspicious URL, when I was using Hotmail
« Reply #16 on: April 07, 2011, 04:21:26 PM »
This is a false alarm. We're working on fixing it.
Thank you, perhaps posting a notification/blog post in the meantime will help because I'm seeing a lot of 'realtime' results in Google with confused users :(

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Re: Avast blocked a suspicious URL, when I was using Hotmail
« Reply #17 on: April 07, 2011, 04:37:55 PM »
Have a client that gets this error when she tries to access the Calendar in Hotmail. Unchecking "Scan Web (HTTP) Traffic" under Web Shield under Real Time Shields is a temporary fix.


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Re: Avast blocked a suspicious URL, when I was using Hotmail
« Reply #18 on: April 07, 2011, 04:42:26 PM »
Same here. Very annoying.  Live Messenger is turn off so thats not the issue. Something to do with hotmail and recently because this warning is new.

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Re: Avast blocked a suspicious URL, when I was using Hotmail
« Reply #19 on: April 07, 2011, 04:44:03 PM »

SEE REPLY Nr #15
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Re: Avast blocked a suspicious URL, when I was using Hotmail
« Reply #20 on: April 07, 2011, 04:50:49 PM »

SEE REPLY Nr #15

Yes I see that, I was just posting a screenshot of a similar error that looked different from the original one, just in case it helps.

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Re: Avast blocked a suspicious URL, when I was using Hotmail
« Reply #21 on: April 07, 2011, 04:51:09 PM »
This is a false alarm. We're working on fixing it.

That's a big relief, thank you :)

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Re: Avast blocked a suspicious URL, when I was using Hotmail
« Reply #22 on: April 07, 2011, 04:53:26 PM »
This is a false alarm. We're working on fixing it.

we r waiting :\
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Re: Avast blocked a suspicious URL, when I was using Hotmail
« Reply #23 on: April 07, 2011, 05:04:29 PM »
Yes, thanks for the update kubecj.

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Re: Avast blocked a suspicious URL, when I was using Hotmail
« Reply #24 on: April 07, 2011, 05:13:17 PM »
 :o are we SURE it's a false positive?
Just a few days ago, there was a thread on Facebook saying Hotmail/msn account's passwords were hacked..?
I did not click on any links in my hotmail, have pics blocked by default in it. and it would not let me enter the profile page to change my password..
since my hotmail account is linked to my Avast register, how do we KNOW FOR SURE??

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Re: Avast blocked a suspicious URL, when I was using Hotmail
« Reply #25 on: April 07, 2011, 05:14:47 PM »
Hi, I am also having the same problems I am running a scan right now with Avast all my other scans come up clean. Is it safe for me to reply back to emails? That is when I also get the message? Thanks.

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Re: Avast blocked a suspicious URL, when I was using Hotmail
« Reply #26 on: April 07, 2011, 05:17:55 PM »
Today I updated my avast program and added the WebRep, I think it was called. Wish I hadn't! Now every time I open Hotmail I get a false positive. It even happens when I open my new mail page to write an email. Something tells me that this may be because of my email signature. Is there any way to go back to the other version? I paid for Avast and don't want to have to switch...

Thanks in advsnce.

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Re: Avast blocked a suspicious URL, when I was using Hotmail
« Reply #27 on: April 07, 2011, 05:30:59 PM »
Be patient. It's a false positive. They have said they know of the issue and are working on it. It should fix itself with an autoupdate of virus definitions. If you need access, you can temporarily disable the web shield. Just be extra careful browsing and remember to re-enable it!

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Re: Avast blocked a suspicious URL, when I was using Hotmail
« Reply #28 on: April 07, 2011, 05:44:48 PM »
I just got a virus update a few minutes ago after having this problem and it seems that they have fixed it :)
Thanks!!!

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Re: Avast blocked a suspicious URL, when I was using Hotmail
« Reply #29 on: April 07, 2011, 06:16:45 PM »
Phew, got worried when I had this issue when logging into Hotmail.
After reading this thread, I manually updated the definitions - thanks for the fix!  :)

 

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