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BryWY

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Threat has been detected Avast popup
« on: May 06, 2013, 08:47:50 PM »
I keep getting the message pop up that says threat has been detected I have run superanti spyware malware bytes and avast boot scan still cannot get rid of annoying popup

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Re: Threat has been detected Avast popup
« Reply #1 on: May 06, 2013, 09:00:42 PM »
Yes What is the detection & what operating sysyem are you using??. Any previous antivirus needs to be removed before avast is installed

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Re: Threat has been detected Avast popup
« Reply #2 on: May 06, 2013, 09:13:19 PM »
Not knowing what the pop-up was make it a challenge to answer your question.
If possible please post a screenshot. To bring the pop-up back into view right click on the avast icon then click "show last pop-up message".
If you were visiting a website avast probably prevented an infection. Running a boot scan is a little overkill. All that you need to do is run
at the very least a quick scan and at the most a full scan.

If nothing showed up during any scan it means avast blocked an infection and you are good to go.
You can "pin" the pop-up by using the "pin" (top arrow). For more information click "more information" (bottom arrow).
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"Look before you leap!" Use online scanners before you click on any link.

BryWY

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Re: Threat has been detected Avast popup
« Reply #3 on: May 06, 2013, 09:22:26 PM »
How do I insert a picture

BryWY

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Re: Threat has been detected Avast popup
« Reply #4 on: May 06, 2013, 09:26:12 PM »
Windows xp pro sp 3

BryWY

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Re: Threat has been detected Avast popup
« Reply #5 on: May 06, 2013, 09:29:36 PM »
It keeps popping up even if I am not using my browser

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Re: Threat has been detected Avast popup
« Reply #6 on: May 06, 2013, 09:30:47 PM »
How do I insert a picture

When you reply, use the Attachments and other options link.
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Re: Threat has been detected Avast popup
« Reply #7 on: May 06, 2013, 09:34:34 PM »
see attached

BryWY

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Re: Threat has been detected Avast popup
« Reply #8 on: May 06, 2013, 09:49:06 PM »
It just keeps popping up along with malware bytes blocking ip address...it is very annoying....

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Re: Threat has been detected Avast popup
« Reply #9 on: May 06, 2013, 09:54:08 PM »
You may want to start a thread in the viruses and worms section http://forum.avast.com/index.php?board=4.0
Please follow the instructions here http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=53253.msg451454#msg451454

Please be patient as they may be assisting others.  :)
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Re: Threat has been detected Avast popup
« Reply #10 on: May 06, 2013, 10:47:41 PM »
see attached

With svchost.exe connecting to the internet (other than for windows update) is somewhat suspicious and is usually an indication of an umber lying infection. You should foll the advice given in the link provided by Para-Noid.
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BryWY

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Re: Threat has been detected Avast popup
« Reply #11 on: May 06, 2013, 10:52:45 PM »
My auto update cannot be turned on in security and it doesn't show up in policies either.....

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Re: Threat has been detected Avast popup
« Reply #12 on: May 06, 2013, 10:58:36 PM »
My auto update cannot be turned on in security and it doesn't show up in policies either.....

It's under settings.  Top right of the screen.

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Re: Threat has been detected Avast popup
« Reply #13 on: May 06, 2013, 11:09:54 PM »
My auto update cannot be turned on in security and it doesn't show up in policies either.....

Are you talking about windows updates or avast ?

That said, I wouldn't waste time on this side issue the important issue is dealing with the underlying infection a.s.a.p.. It is now 10pm in the UK and most of the volunteer malware removal specialists are in the UK, European time zone.

So if you can get the information (logs of the analysis scans, etc.) then the sooner one of them can get on to it before they are in bed.
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Re: Threat has been detected Avast popup
« Reply #14 on: May 07, 2013, 05:32:21 AM »
windows updates