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Davy

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Why does Avast use 'High risk Hostings'?
« on: May 23, 2013, 03:48:52 PM »
Going through my Firewall, I noted at boot up first on the list is 62.212.82.102, so I got curious and did a search, I got-:

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62.212.82.102 was not found in our database
This IP address belongs to a High Risk Hosting Provider
ISP:    LeaseWeb B.V.
Host Name:    a349vg.avast.com
Organization:    HostingXS
Country:    Netherlands (NL)
City:    N/A
Report 62.212.82.102 Whois 62.212.82.102

Why should Avast use a 'High risk hosting provider', is this not risky?

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Re: Why does Avast use 'High risk Hostings'?
« Reply #1 on: May 23, 2013, 03:57:27 PM »
Rather depends on whom is saying it is a High Risk Hosting provider and for what reason.
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Re: Why does Avast use 'High risk Hostings'?
« Reply #2 on: May 23, 2013, 04:04:27 PM »

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Re: Why does Avast use 'High risk Hostings'?
« Reply #3 on: May 23, 2013, 05:06:52 PM »
Thanks Craigb.
Just that I was curious what the IP was, here's the one I got the info from http://www.abuseipdb.com/

Gee, you don't know who to believe these days, obviously they're using different 'yard sticks' so to speak.

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Re: Why does Avast use 'High risk Hostings'?
« Reply #4 on: May 23, 2013, 05:18:00 PM »
As DavidR said " depends on whom is saying it " 

How often they update there databases and from where they gather there information makes all the difference.

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Re: Why does Avast use 'High risk Hostings'?
« Reply #5 on: May 23, 2013, 08:01:10 PM »
Thanks Craigb.
Just that I was curious what the IP was, here's the one I got the info from http://www.abuseipdb.com/

Gee, you don't know who to believe these days, obviously they're using different 'yard sticks' so to speak.

Dave

Seeing that gives zero information on why they consider it a high risk Hosting Provider (my why in last post).

Looking further at the stuff on that page, it seems they are trying to give you a headache only to sell you an aspirin.

Me I don't like resources like this which give zero information so a user can make an informed decision.
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Re: Why does Avast use 'High risk Hostings'?
« Reply #6 on: May 23, 2013, 09:32:17 PM »
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Looking further at the stuff on that page, it seems they are trying to give you a headache only to sell you an aspirin.

Lol, I like that expression.... I agree after looking further at the advert, stands out like a sore thumb, now I see your point.... had to look twice!

Dave