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URL: Mal message
« on: July 28, 2014, 11:41:43 AM »
Hi,

When I am using safari I keep getting the attached alert from avast. Does this mean that there is already malware on my computer? I am not trying to access the website, yet something seems to be attempting to do so. According to my Web Shield monitor avast has also detected 35 infected files. I have now switched to browsing with chrome and have not received the message.

Any advice as to how to proceed would be much appreciated.

Thanks
« Last Edit: July 28, 2014, 11:44:45 AM by rorysoc »

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« Reply #1 on: July 28, 2014, 11:42:58 AM »
You can report a possible FP here: http://www.avast.com/contact-form.php
W8.1 [x64] - Avast Free AV 23.3.8047.BC [UI.757] - Firefox ESR 102.9 [NS/uBO/PB] - Thunderbird 102.9.1
Avast-Tools: Secure Browser 109.0 - Cleanup 23.1 - SecureLine 5.18 - DriverUpdater 23.1 - CCleaner 6.01
Avast Wissenswertes (Downloads, Anleitungen & Infos): https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=60523.0

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« Reply #2 on: July 28, 2014, 12:02:25 PM »
Thanks Asyn, I shall do this. Excuse my ignorance, but what does FP refer to?

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« Reply #3 on: July 28, 2014, 12:04:35 PM »
FP = false positive
W8.1 [x64] - Avast Free AV 23.3.8047.BC [UI.757] - Firefox ESR 102.9 [NS/uBO/PB] - Thunderbird 102.9.1
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« Reply #4 on: July 28, 2014, 12:38:15 PM »
 Thanks Asyn! If its not a false positive, will they be able to tell me how to proceed? My concern is that Safari seems to be trying to access a website, which I've not requested, which suggests something else is going on.

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« Reply #5 on: July 28, 2014, 12:40:09 PM »
It is a FP and has been fixed in Windows.
Not sure if the Mac version has stream updates, if not just wait for the next VPS refresh.
W8.1 [x64] - Avast Free AV 23.3.8047.BC [UI.757] - Firefox ESR 102.9 [NS/uBO/PB] - Thunderbird 102.9.1
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« Reply #6 on: July 28, 2014, 12:48:09 PM »
Oh brilliant, thanks so much for your help Aysn!

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« Reply #7 on: July 28, 2014, 12:58:45 PM »
You're welcome.
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Avast-Tools: Secure Browser 109.0 - Cleanup 23.1 - SecureLine 5.18 - DriverUpdater 23.1 - CCleaner 6.01
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Re: URL: Mal message
« Reply #8 on: August 07, 2014, 09:36:01 AM »
rorysoc,

Is your problem now resolved?  Or is your problem that you are being redirected to other web sites within Safari?