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Offline mrzee

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Avast blocks infection from avast site
« on: December 17, 2013, 11:01:56 PM »
I'm using the latest version of avast IS on Windows 7 and it just gave me the message

"Infection Blocked"
URL: http://files.avast.com/files/emupdate/20131217.exe
Infection: Win32:Downloader-TJK [Trj]

What's that all about?

Offline MrMaxaMan

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Re: Avast blocks infection from avast site
« Reply #1 on: December 17, 2013, 11:06:36 PM »
Same thing just happened to me when starting Firefox.

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Offline slay3r

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Re: Avast blocks infection from avast site
« Reply #2 on: December 17, 2013, 11:09:19 PM »
I was browsing ubisoft page, and got the same warning.
Is avast blocking its own update? :)

Offline morenorj1969

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Re: Avast blocks infection from avast site
« Reply #3 on: December 17, 2013, 11:12:19 PM »
I am facing the same...  :o

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Re: Avast blocks infection from avast site
« Reply #4 on: December 17, 2013, 11:13:36 PM »
virus and false positive detections should be reported in the viruses and worms forum section

and this is already reported there.....   http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=142970.0

« Last Edit: December 17, 2013, 11:35:42 PM by Pondus »

Offline abruptum

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Re: Avast blocks infection from avast site
« Reply #5 on: December 17, 2013, 11:17:33 PM »
Same here.Actually in my case Web Shield has blocked AvastEmUpdate

Object: hxtp://files.avast.com/files/emupdate/20131217.exe
Infected: Win32:Downloader-TJK[Trj]
Process: C:\Program Files\AVAST Software\Avast\AvastEmUpdate.exe

Offline street_lethal

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Re: Avast blocks infection from avast site
« Reply #6 on: December 17, 2013, 11:30:09 PM »
Same deal here, I just happened to see it pop up while sitting here and I clicked on more detail from the pop up.

How do I view what url and what file the web shield has blocked if I don't see the popup? It used to be easy to look at detailed reports in version 8 for each shield. With this POS version 9 I don't see that for web shields or any shield.

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Re: Avast blocks infection from avast site
« Reply #7 on: December 17, 2013, 11:37:37 PM »
It means that they need to block themselves like they do so many others.  I got it too.


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Re: Avast blocks infection from avast site
« Reply #8 on: December 17, 2013, 11:42:14 PM »
Thank you guys, we are already in the process of fixing this. Should be any moment now. Lukas.

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Re: Avast blocks infection from avast site
« Reply #9 on: December 17, 2013, 11:43:44 PM »
Fix mine too mean while.   You have me blocked for no reason  *******

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Re: Avast blocks infection from avast site
« Reply #10 on: December 17, 2013, 11:45:14 PM »
Strange, I never got it updating to 9.0.2011 on either of may systems XP Pro SP3 update over 9.0.2010 (RC beta) and win7 SP1 32bit over 9.0.2008 (last regular release version).
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Re: Avast blocks infection from avast site
« Reply #11 on: December 17, 2013, 11:47:24 PM »
Fix mine too mean while.   You have me blocked for no reason  *******
more info.... what is blocked?

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Re: Avast blocks infection from avast site
« Reply #12 on: December 17, 2013, 11:49:59 PM »

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Re: Avast blocks infection from avast site
« Reply #14 on: December 17, 2013, 11:54:00 PM »
They never responded so I quit sending in tickets.
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Sales..... almost zero during that time.