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Offline bernard.callier78

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Fake Avast Mobile Security download link ?
« on: August 05, 2020, 11:51:44 AM »
A day after remote installation of a probably fake Avast Premium Security app on my desktop, I received an email from "notification@email.avast.com" recommanding to install Avast Mobile Security on my Android device. Is this address known as a real Avast emailing address or is it a fake address, trying to induce you to download another fake/spyware on your phone ?

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Re: Fake Avast Mobile Security download link ?
« Reply #1 on: August 05, 2020, 05:46:38 PM »
I would be more interested in the comment:
Quote from: bernard.caller78
A day after remote installation of a probably fake Avast Premium Security app on my desktop
e.g. how did this come about and or how did you know it was fake ?


If you hovered the mouse over that link in that email, what does it show ?
WinXP ProSP3/ Core2Duo E8300/ 4GB Ram/ avast! free 18.5.2342/ Firefox ESR, uBlock Origin, uMatrix/ MailWasher Pro7.11.0/ DropMyRights/ WinPatrol+/ Drive Image 7.1/ SnagIt 10.0/ avast! mobile security
Windows 10 Home 1909 64bit/ Acer Aspire F15/ Intel Core i5 7200U 2.5GHz, 8GB DDR4 memory, 256GB SSD, 1TB HDD/ avast! free 20.6.2420 (build 20.6.5495.561) UI-1.0.544/ WinPatrol+/ Firefox, uBlock Origin, uMatrix/ MailWasher Pro