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Consumer Products => Avast Free Antivirus / Premium Security (legacy Pro Antivirus, Internet Security, Premier) => Topic started by: frogfoot123@yahoo.com on December 09, 2015, 05:48:55 PM

Title: Why Avast Free has so many false detections?
Post by: frogfoot123@yahoo.com on December 09, 2015, 05:48:55 PM
Why Avast Free has so many false detections?
Title: Re: Why Avast Free has so many false detections?
Post by: Pondus on December 09, 2015, 05:55:28 PM
do you have examples?

Title: Re: Why Avast Free has so many false detections?
Post by: CraigB on December 09, 2015, 05:56:12 PM
You might want to be more descriptive, what false detections are you talking about?
Title: Re: Why Avast Free has so many false detections?
Post by: frogfoot123@yahoo.com on December 09, 2015, 06:03:49 PM
When I surfed, Avast alarmed me very often on safe websites. After that I made the decision to uninstall it.
Title: Re: Why Avast Free has so many false detections?
Post by: Pondus on December 09, 2015, 06:08:44 PM
Quote
When I surfed, Avast alarmed me very often on safe websites.
There are NO 100% safe websites on the net ... safe today can be hacked tomorrow



Every 3.6 seconds a website is infected  http://www.scmagazine.com/every-36-seconds-a-website-is-infected/article/140414/
Infected ad networks hit popular websites  https://blog.avast.com/2015/08/20/infected-ad-networks-hit-popular-websites/
Malvertising Hits DailyMotion, Serves Up Angler EK  https://blog.malwarebytes.org/malvertising-2/2015/12/malvertising-hits-dailymotion-serves-up-angler-ek/

Sucuri blog 
https://blog.sucuri.net/category/website-security/website-attacks 
https://blog.sucuri.net/category/website-infections/hacked




Title: Re: Why Avast Free has so many false detections?
Post by: Eddy on December 09, 2015, 06:17:43 PM
What part of avast was giving the alerts ?
Title: Re: Why Avast Free has so many false detections?
Post by: frogfoot123@yahoo.com on December 09, 2015, 06:23:38 PM
What part of avast was giving the alerts ?
web-module
Title: Re: Why Avast Free has so many false detections?
Post by: Eddy on December 09, 2015, 06:26:56 PM
Webshield, AOS, Webrep ?
Title: Re: Why Avast Free has so many false detections?
Post by: frogfoot123@yahoo.com on December 09, 2015, 06:37:14 PM
don't know, i used russian version