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Offline Pondus

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Re: Avast blocks infection from avast site
« Reply #15 on: December 17, 2013, 11:55:53 PM »
They never responded so I quit sending in tickets.
6 weeks now...  was forced to purchase another domain.   
Sales..... almost zero during that time.
i meant what does the avast warning popup say....

if you think it is wrong, report it here

You can upload files and report issues to avast  here : http://www.avast.com/contact-form.php  (select subject according to Your case)



Offline vorzox

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Re: Avast blocks infection from avast site
« Reply #16 on: December 17, 2013, 11:57:38 PM »
lol I got the same thing.....

"Avast, ... protecting you from itself since 1988"

Bet your ass that screen shot is getting posted... "everywhere".

Time to check out that top av scanners site again.  Never had any of these false positives with MS Essentials.

Offline rafaelluik

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Re: Avast blocks infection from avast site
« Reply #17 on: December 18, 2013, 12:02:19 AM »
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?
Similar problem here.
AvastEmUpdate.exe from http://files.avast.com/ was blocked.

Offline Pondus

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Re: Avast blocks infection from avast site
« Reply #18 on: December 18, 2013, 12:02:27 AM »
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Time to check out that top av scanners site again.  Never had any of these false positives with MS Essentials.
yes...but that is also the only thing they are best at  ;)

Goodbye Microsoft Security Essentials: Microsoft Now Recommends You Use a Third-Party Antivirus
http://www.howtogeek.com/173291/goodbye-microsoft-security-essentials-microsoft-now-recommends-you-use-a-third-party-antivirus/
http://www.pcpro.co.uk/news/security/384394/microsoft-security-essentials-is-designed-to-be-bottom-of-the-antivirus-rankings




Offline dutchie

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Re: Avast blocks infection from avast site
« Reply #19 on: December 18, 2013, 12:05:12 AM »
I reported it probably 15 times.   Want to see the emails and tickets numbers?

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Re: Avast blocks infection from avast site
« Reply #20 on: December 18, 2013, 12:08:37 AM »
I reported it probably 15 times.   Want to see the emails and tickets numbers?
Nope.... i dont work for avast


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Re: Avast blocks infection from avast site
« Reply #21 on: December 18, 2013, 12:57:43 AM »
lol I got the same thing.....

"Avast, ... protecting you from itself since 1988"

Bet your ass that screen shot is getting posted... "everywhere".

Time to check out that top av scanners site again.  Never had any of these false positives with MS Essentials.

MSE is complete garbage. Horrible detection rates. Check out http://www.av-comparatives.org/.

I've been using Avast for about 8 years and I'm about ready to switch over to Kaspersky, it's not free but it's excellent.

I do not like version 9 of Avast..at all. 

Offline pjjoe

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Re: Avast blocks infection from avast site
« Reply #22 on: December 18, 2013, 08:06:40 PM »
So is this fixed? What was it? False positive or was there a Trojan downloader in the update file?

Offline T-man

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Re: Avast blocks infection from avast site
« Reply #23 on: December 18, 2013, 09:26:44 PM »
...same here!...before I format and reinstal Win7Pro with AVAST.2011...I get this infection message about win32...TRJ when I download the Avast update!...now is ok.

Offline drake127

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Re: Avast blocks infection from avast site
« Reply #24 on: December 18, 2013, 09:31:26 PM »
It should be fixed yesterday already. It was just false positive.

Offline street_lethal

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Re: Avast blocks infection from avast site
« Reply #25 on: December 19, 2013, 01:30:33 AM »
Glad it's fixed. I removed Avast from my main system, installed Kaspersky. Maybe if Avast comes out with a version next year that doesn't suck I'll come back to it, until then... ciao Avast.