Author Topic: What going on with Avast/yahoo mail thru firefox?  (Read 4699 times)

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What going on with Avast/yahoo mail thru firefox?
« on: February 09, 2013, 12:59:21 PM »
I recently started useing firefox to access my Yahoo mail because I was having some lag issues on IE. I've been posted some sale items on Craigs List using IE. When I open yahoo mail on FF it's OK but if I reopen older mail the 2nd time or close it I get a pop up warning that a malisious  site has been blocked???? What up????? malwarebytes is clean?

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Re: What going on with Avast/yahoo mail thru firefox?
« Reply #1 on: February 09, 2013, 01:06:18 PM »
screenshot of the awast warning would help?

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Re: What going on with Avast/yahoo mail thru firefox?
« Reply #2 on: February 09, 2013, 02:40:27 PM »
screenshot of the awast warning would help?

Don't know how to do a screenshot but I coppied and pasting from the detail page info

URL: http://afe.specificclick.net/?l
Process: C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox...
Infection: URL:Mal

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Re: What going on with Avast/yahoo mail thru firefox?
« Reply #3 on: February 09, 2013, 02:45:55 PM »
several others also get this

see my post here
http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=114524.msg892176#msg892176

why it happes i do not know

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Re: What going on with Avast/yahoo mail thru firefox?
« Reply #5 on: February 09, 2013, 04:54:48 PM »
several others also get this

see my post here
http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=114524.msg892176#msg892176

why it happes i do not know

Thanks, although the issue is the same he's using different browsers and going to different web pages. So I don't know if the issue is the same. It's not all yahoo mail on FF, initial mail opens fine only when I reopen a mail I previously opened within an hour to weeks it happens or when I click to return to mail box (new Mail) on Yahoo page does it happen? But not all ma

"you should learn, very useful to know"   "how to do screenshots"

Thanks, helpful but still not completely sure but I'll try it and see what happens when I need to the next time.

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Re: What going on with Avast/yahoo mail thru firefox?
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Re: What going on with Avast/yahoo mail thru firefox?
« Reply #7 on: February 09, 2013, 06:20:20 PM »
specificclick cookie
http://www.paretologic.com/resources/definitions.aspx?remove=specificclick%20cookie

not sure if this helps but try empty you cookie folder....
you can use CCleaner or ATF-cleaner

http://www.piriform.com/
http://www.atribune.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=25&Itemid=25

Did it a couple of days ago along with cash and history, I do it regularly so don't think that is the problem But that's for the suggestion. 

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Re: What going on with Avast/yahoo mail thru firefox?
« Reply #8 on: February 09, 2013, 07:11:12 PM »
I have been getting the same alert for specificclick regardless of the browser being used.  Not sure if it is a real malware, false positive,  or a problem with avast version 8 beta which was just installed

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Re: What going on with Avast/yahoo mail thru firefox?
« Reply #9 on: February 09, 2013, 07:32:22 PM »
********************   Should have read more posts    duh.  Specificclick found to be a real malware problem.  Avast is doing its job!!!!!!

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Re: What going on with Avast/yahoo mail thru firefox?
« Reply #10 on: February 09, 2013, 09:03:36 PM »
specificclick cookie
http://www.paretologic.com/resources/definitions.aspx?remove=specificclick%20cookie

not sure if this helps but try empty you cookie folder....
you can use CCleaner or ATF-cleaner

http://www.piriform.com/
http://www.atribune.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=25&Itemid=25

1 last question? Went to the link  of.atribune.org followed the instructions to download the cookie remover.
Downloaded it on FF -  opened it followed the instructions to click all -  clicked delete, but it didn't give me an option to save anything (passwords, bookmarks etc.) as the instructions said it would so I freaked out? - Pop up window said it completed  8)  :-\ but when I went to check to see if passwords, history, saved bookmarks were removed everything was still there Yippie but also few earlier cookies were there too? So did it do what it was supposed to do removing the bad cookies/malware ??????or did it fail???