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URL:mal Blocked
« on: October 01, 2012, 02:55:27 AM »
The following site is being blocked by avast, however i use the program on a daily basis and was wondering exactly why it was being blocked and if I should unblock it. It appears it is an update to the app i use (which works just fine).

hxxp.//vvv.privitize.com/api/dev/update?version

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« Last Edit: October 01, 2012, 04:11:58 AM by lazysmerf »

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Re: URL:mal Blocked
« Reply #2 on: October 01, 2012, 03:19:26 PM »
There is W32/TopMedia.A malcode-PUP there, since 2012-10-01 07:01:52.
This is a generic detection for a backdoor, PrivitizeVPN Installer, PUP detection, riskware or possible unwanted program flagged,

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Re: URL:mal Blocked
« Reply #3 on: October 03, 2012, 02:34:40 AM »
Is there a way to add an exception in our avast? Other than disabling avast complete to start/update our vpn?

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Re: URL:mal Blocked
« Reply #4 on: October 03, 2012, 06:21:34 AM »
Could you please unblock this VPN client? I think you are overenthusiastic about blocking it. I'm having no trouble with it.
If you don't want to, then please explain how I can unblock it manually in Avast.
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Re: URL:mal Blocked
« Reply #5 on: October 03, 2012, 03:15:53 PM »
I have also been getting this message for the last 20 hours or so, despite doing 2 thorough scans of my machine which found nothing. The file being flagged is:

hxxp://ghgng44fgjl82509dfg90df.com/pics.php

I've no idea what this is. Can anyone advise how I get rid of this please?
« Last Edit: October 03, 2012, 05:54:25 PM by AliBe »

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Re: URL:mal Blocked
« Reply #6 on: October 03, 2012, 03:55:48 PM »
Sophos also doesn't like the site.
https://www.virustotal.com/url/f54bcc63a1ef89d4f2c45cc70176a17b0ddc6761ea6c5b8356240087e955165e/analysis/1349272232/
Please disable the live link by changing http to hxxp
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Re: URL:mal Blocked
« Reply #7 on: October 03, 2012, 04:50:28 PM »
Thanks for the reply Bob. Unfortunately I don't know what this file is or where it's coming from; the mal blocked message is popping up at odd times, I can't tell where it's coming from so don't know to change the link from HTTP.
I've added the name of the file to the blocked list in my Internet Security options, is there anything you can suggest?

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Re: URL:mal Blocked
« Reply #8 on: October 03, 2012, 04:53:13 PM »
Thanks for the reply Bob. Unfortunately I don't know what this file is or where it's coming from; the mal blocked message is popping up at odd times, I can't tell where it's coming from so don't know to change the link from HTTP.
I've added the name of the file to the blocked list in my Internet Security options, is there anything you can suggest?

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Re: URL:mal Blocked
« Reply #9 on: October 03, 2012, 05:13:30 PM »
Thanks for the reply Bob. Unfortunately I don't know what this file is or where it's coming from; the mal blocked message is popping up at odd times, I can't tell where it's coming from so don't know to change the link from HTTP.
I've added the name of the file to the blocked list in my Internet Security options, is there anything you can suggest?
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Re: URL:mal Blocked
« Reply #10 on: October 03, 2012, 05:27:01 PM »
I have also been getting this message for the last 20 hours or so, despite doing 2 thorough scans of my machine which found nothing. The file being flagged is:

hXXp://ghgng44fgjl82509dfg90df.com/pics.php
<snip>

Please 'modify' your post change the URL from http to hXXp (as I have done in the quoted text), to break the link and avoid accidental exposure to suspect sites, thanks.
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Re: URL:mal Blocked
« Reply #11 on: October 27, 2012, 08:04:18 PM »
Also having this problem with this site and with Avast / PrivitizeVPN.  I have put exclusions to the website in question and exclusions to the program attempting to make this connection (PrivitizeVPN), but Avast refuses to recognize the exceptions.  The only way I can use this is by DISABLING Avast. 

I have been using the VPN for months with no malware or adverse effects.  Avast is falsely blocking it because it is a VPN?  At any rate, how does Avast help me keep my computer safe if I must disable it to make connections that I choose?

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Re: URL:mal Blocked
« Reply #12 on: October 27, 2012, 08:27:58 PM »
This is an ongoing problem Many users are posting about it now. Be certain that you
inform the avast technical team about your specific issue. The more info that they receive the better.
IMO- Do not disable your antivirus protection in the meantime.
BTW, when I click on the <More Details> button of the pop up window, I see the "virus"
identified as:  hxxp://text-findservice.com/?q
and I have changed the http to hxxp as advised by others to protect the innocent!
Do you get this exact same identification of the "virus" in the pop up window that you receive?
I also do not think this has anything to do with toolbars or Google Chrome or Internet Explorer. It  occurs
on my Windows XP run system but many others have posted that "it" is occurring on other O/S s.
Also I do not run any toolbar programs and I do not run any other anti-virus programs. I hope that it is just a coincidence that the commercial to encourage me to update my avast! for just $19.99 also accompanies each pop up window!
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Re: URL:mal Blocked
« Reply #13 on: December 03, 2012, 12:23:08 PM »
This still seems to be an issue. According to the Sucuri SiteCheck link, there is no malware on the site, but it's blacklisted regardless. This doesn't make any sense.
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Re: URL:mal Blocked
« Reply #14 on: December 03, 2012, 12:33:22 PM »
This still seems to be an issue. According to the Sucuri SiteCheck link, there is no malware on the site, but it's blacklisted regardless. This doesn't make any sense.

-> http://zulu.zscaler.com/submission/show/5f29394d67f321b7f4ee28287242a320-1354534152
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