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Title: BBC News and edigitalsurvey.com
Post by: alanmac on May 20, 2015, 11:09:22 AM
Hi,

I've been going to the BBC News website for years.  This morning, Avast free (which I've had installed for a long time) decided to warn me about a malicious link on every page I visited.  The URL points to edigitalsurvey.com.  Is anyone else seeing this?
Title: Re: BBC News and edigitalsurvey.com
Post by: Giraffe on May 20, 2015, 11:20:13 AM
Same here. Filled in the details for Avast to look at it at the next update.
Title: Re: BBC News and edigitalsurvey.com
Post by: peak4 on May 20, 2015, 11:40:31 AM
Yes and same here too; it's driving me round the bend. Also submitted as false +ve.
Title: Re: BBC News and edigitalsurvey.com
Post by: gdw_62 on May 20, 2015, 11:49:19 AM
Likewise.

www.virustotal.com (https://forum.avast.com/www.virustotal.com) has a detection ratio of 0/63 for edigitalsurvey.com so it appears that it is a false positive.


BBC News is one of the sites I keep open all the time so I'm hoping that it's quickly resolved.

Title: Re: BBC News and edigitalsurvey.com
Post by: Robert372 on May 20, 2015, 12:06:40 PM
i get it too really annoying if it persists in a couple of days time i'll change to another antivirus program
Title: Re: BBC News and edigitalsurvey.com
Post by: Robert372 on May 20, 2015, 12:18:12 PM
I'm impressed no sooner said than done i didn't know i had so much power haha they've gone
Title: Re: BBC News and edigitalsurvey.com
Post by: ccs90 on May 20, 2015, 12:19:18 PM
Yep, I'm getting this too.
On top of the regular persistent irritating pop up messages trying to get you to purchase additional Avast products, I'm really regretting signing up for Avast for 2 years!  (The paid for versions really really should not have these pop ups in them.)

Is it absolutely safe to report this as a false positive?
Title: Re: BBC News and edigitalsurvey.com
Post by: HonzaZ on May 20, 2015, 02:11:35 PM
Hi,
Yep, this was a false positive and was fixed already. Sorry for the inconvenience :-)!