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Avast blocking my forum
« on: June 14, 2013, 06:22:02 PM »
I have had many members of the past few weeks emailing me saying that Avast is blocking my forum, http://profitboards.net.

Why is this?

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Re: Avast blocking my forum
« Reply #1 on: June 14, 2013, 06:29:55 PM »
Do you have more details..??
Maybe a screenshot of the warning..!?
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Re: Avast blocking my forum
« Reply #2 on: June 14, 2013, 06:43:33 PM »
Certainly needs more detailed information as I have just visited the link given with firefox 21.0 and no alert.
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Re: Avast blocking my forum
« Reply #3 on: June 15, 2013, 01:20:20 PM »
Well it's my members that are getting it. I wouldn't use Avast if I was paid to.

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Re: Avast blocking my forum
« Reply #4 on: June 15, 2013, 01:45:35 PM »
IE10 shows clear as well, mayhap the users are infected ?

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Re: Avast blocking my forum
« Reply #5 on: June 15, 2013, 02:00:05 PM »
Well it's my members that are getting it. I wouldn't use Avast if I was paid to.

Very helpful and gracious response (NOT), we are trying to help find the cause, so the insults are uncalled for.

The people giving their time to try and help you (in this topic) are volunteers.
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Re: Avast blocking my forum
« Reply #6 on: June 15, 2013, 02:12:27 PM »
Well the users that report it, may be infested themselves. I get no alert on that url, but from Bitdefender's TrafficLight as containing malware....
To point the finger directly at avast is rather shortsighted, as I agree with what DavidR says...

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Re: Avast blocking my forum
« Reply #7 on: June 15, 2013, 04:01:02 PM »
Well it's my members that are getting it. I wouldn't use Avast if I was paid to.

Use whatever you want, but without any details what should we do..!? Guess..?? ??? ::)
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Re: Avast blocking my forum
« Reply #8 on: June 15, 2013, 11:27:17 PM »
Insults will get you nothing.
Some details might get you some help.
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Re: Avast blocking my forum
« Reply #9 on: June 16, 2013, 01:40:26 PM »
Last 3 reports on this url: http://urlquery.net/report.php?id=3142441
You can report a FP here:
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WARNING: The IP PTR associated with this record, does not resolve back to it's original IP address. This is very bad practice.

Original: 198.12.12.243
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PTR IP: 199.83.49.86

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Re: Avast blocking my forum
« Reply #10 on: June 20, 2013, 10:16:25 PM »
https://www.virustotal.com/en/url/d626c4fec7c308cf67bf1507cb802ab74dff5f66ffb15c8b6b1366a4ec6acd74/analysis/1371758980/

From virustotal:

BitDefender domain information
The URL domain/host was seen to host badware at some point in time.

Sophos domain information
The URL host was subjected to threat Mal/HTMLGen-A.
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