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Consumer Products => Avast Free Antivirus / Premium Security (legacy Pro Antivirus, Internet Security, Premier) => Topic started by: Culpeper on January 30, 2004, 05:16:41 AM

Title: Sygate Alert on Avast.setup v. 4.1.342
Post by: Culpeper on January 30, 2004, 05:16:41 AM
The following alert cropped up during the latest program update (3.1.342).  Seem like I've someone else post something similar recently.  There is nothing wrong with the Avast setup.  It just a firewall alert because the update program wants to send out.

Security Alert from Sygate Personal Firewall

One or more security issues were raised in your system J5U7R1 protected by Sygate Personal Firewall. Please see the following details:
1.    Security Type: Trojan Horse
      Severity: Critical
      Traffic direction: None
      Begin time: 01/29/2004 21:09:08
      End time: 01/29/2004 21:09:08
      Remote host:
      Local host:
      Number of occurrence: 1
      Application involved: C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\Setup\avast.setup
Title: Re:Sygate Alert on Avast.setup v. 4.1.342
Post by: Datagg on January 30, 2004, 05:49:51 AM
That’s always a good way to check that your fire is working properly. If any new program si installed, or changed ever so slightly your firewall should confirm this to you and ask for permissions again. If it did not do this, then a Trojan or a virus could be sent to your computer and could hook up to an outside line and use your past permission   with the same name as another program, such es explorer.exe or others without your knowledge.  A firewall that does NOT ask you for permissions for changing programs is a potential LEAK and is a sign that your firewall isn’t doing what it should do.