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Offline eraisuithiel9

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My problem is this: Even when I click on the warning to make it disappear it goes away but then it just replaces itself.
It's incredibly annoying. The only way I can get it to stop is if I change my preferences and tell it not to alert me for any warnings at all.
I did a full system scan (took about an hour and ten minutes)
It only found four warnings, no infections. The warnings were: one error 42057 for a compressed file being too large to scan, two were error 2, no file or directory, and the last was error 42110 for the file being a decompression bomb.

The only information I can find about the warnings is basically the time they happened, that it's "URL:mal" and the specific url that caused it. Whatever website I went to that caused this has made it so there are three or four different URLs that I'm being warned about.
Problem now is with you helping me is that I thought that maybe if I cleared the history on the web shield it would make the messages away. I was desperate. The only information I could find from there anyway was the same as the warning tells me. I hope I didn't mess up something you need

I'm running OSX 10.7.4

Please tell me that 1) my computer isn't royally messed up and 2) how to get rid of these warnings

Thank you for taking your time

Offline zilog

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Re: avast for mac, "Infection detected!" warning incessantly returning
« Reply #1 on: October 24, 2012, 02:28:28 PM »
My problem is this: Even when I click on the warning to make it disappear it goes away but then it just replaces itself.
It's incredibly annoying. The only way I can get it to stop is if I change my preferences and tell it not to alert me for any warnings at all.
I did a full system scan (took about an hour and ten minutes)
It only found four warnings, no infections. The warnings were: one error 42057 for a compressed file being too large to scan, two were error 2, no file or directory, and the last was error 42110 for the file being a decompression bomb.

The only information I can find about the warnings is basically the time they happened, that it's "URL:mal" and the specific url that caused it. Whatever website I went to that caused this has made it so there are three or four different URLs that I'm being warned about.
Problem now is with you helping me is that I thought that maybe if I cleared the history on the web shield it would make the messages away. I was desperate. The only information I could find from there anyway was the same as the warning tells me. I hope I didn't mess up something you need

I'm running OSX 10.7.4

Please tell me that 1) my computer isn't royally messed up and 2) how to get rid of these warnings

Thank you for taking your time

Hallo,
1) which particular url is it? Is it retrieved by your browsing activities, or is it by some other application that probably runs on background?
2) will the pop-up repeat itself when you don't browse?

regards,
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