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Avast is blocking my browser!
« on: December 09, 2014, 09:41:54 PM »
Using a Firefox alternative cyberfox. Avast keeps breaking the browser saying its malware when ever it to use firefox sync.

Another issue with addons and Avast!
https://8pecxstudios.com/Forums/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=722

https://8pecxstudios.com/cyberfox-web-browser
« Last Edit: December 09, 2014, 09:43:31 PM by bcooper2526 »

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Re: Avast is blocking my browser!
« Reply #1 on: December 09, 2014, 09:47:14 PM »
This what McAfee Site Advisor shows.

Warning: Suspicious Site
Whoa!
Are you sure you want to go there?

https://8pecxstudios.com/cyberfox-web-browser may be risky to visit.

Why were you redirected to this page?

    When we visited this site, we found it exhibited one or more risky behaviors.
« Last Edit: December 09, 2014, 09:54:11 PM by Midnight »
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Re: Avast is blocking my browser!
« Reply #2 on: December 09, 2014, 09:57:37 PM »
Not sure why its saying site is bad...

All the browser is firefox stable taken and made 64bit with added features like classic ui.

Here is what it does...


    x64 Bit Web Browser
    Powered By Mozilla source code
    Compiled with visual studios 2013
    Compiled with help of Intel C++ compiler
    Uses windows 8 SDK
    Removed features (Telemetry, Healthreport, sponsored tiles And other components that collected information).
    Added new features built in.
    Compatible With Windows 8/8.x OS

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Re: Avast is blocking my browser!
« Reply #3 on: December 09, 2014, 10:09:43 PM »
what is the message avast give?....you may attach a screenshot



you can report the issue to avast here   https://support.avast.com



« Last Edit: December 09, 2014, 10:17:58 PM by Pondus »

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Re: Avast is blocking my browser!
« Reply #4 on: December 09, 2014, 10:20:32 PM »

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Re: Avast is blocking my browser!
« Reply #5 on: December 09, 2014, 10:30:42 PM »
seems avast dont like the URL your browser is trying to connect to.

IP history  multiple Domains on that IP and many are blacklisted   https://www.virustotal.com/en/ip-address/54.191.36.226/information/

does it happen if you use another browser?



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Re: Avast is blocking my browser!
« Reply #6 on: December 09, 2014, 10:35:35 PM »
seems avast dont like the URL your browser is trying to connect to.

IP history  multiple Domains on that IP and many are blacklisted   https://www.virustotal.com/en/ip-address/54.191.36.226/information/

does it happen if you use another browser?
Nope.

Read this thread and what dev is saying.

https://8pecxstudios.com/Forums/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=736&start=10

Quote from: Toady
Quote from: cooperb21
McAfee Site Advisor apparently is also blocking this  site.


Says:
Warning: Suspicious Site
Whoa!
Are you sure you want to go there?

Im trying get help at avast forum to unblock it.

Seems to me there scanners are wrong,

Sitelock shows no issues, Scans every 24hs and the most active pages.
Using the virustotal API no issues Scans every 24hs and scans the pages active in real time when a users visits the page
the page gets scanned to make sure the content is safe for the user.
Code: [Select]
Total Scans: 61
Problems Found: 0
Scan Details

    CLEAN MX: clean site
    MalwarePatrol: clean site
    ZDB Zeus: clean site
    Tencent: clean site
    AutoShun: unrated site
    ZCloudsec: clean site
    PhishLabs: unrated site
    K7AntiVirus: clean site
    Quttera: clean site
    Spam404: clean site
    AegisLab WebGuard: clean site
    MalwareDomainList: clean site
    ZeusTracker: clean site
    zvelo: clean site
    Google Safebrowsing: clean site
    Kaspersky: unrated site
    BitDefender: clean site
    Dr.Web: clean site
    ADMINUSLabs: clean site
    C-SIRT: clean site
    CyberCrime: clean site
    Websense ThreatSeeker: clean site
    VX Vault: clean site
    Webutation: clean site
    Trustwave: unrated site
    Web Security Guard: clean site
    G-Data: clean site
    Malwarebytes hpHosts: clean site
    Wepawet: clean site
    AlienVault: clean site
    Emsisoft: clean site
    Malc0de Database: clean site
    SpyEyeTracker: clean site
    malwares.com URL checker: clean site
    Phishtank: clean site
    Malwared: clean site
    Avira: clean site
    OpenPhish: clean site
    Antiy-AVL: clean site
    SCUMWARE.org: clean site
    FraudSense: clean site
    Opera: clean site
    Comodo Site Inspector: clean site
    Malekal: clean site
    ESET: clean site
    Sophos: unrated site
    Yandex Safebrowsing: clean site
    SecureBrain: clean site
    Malware Domain Blocklist: clean site
    Blueliv: clean site
    Netcraft: unrated site
    PalevoTracker: clean site
    CRDF: clean site
    ThreatHive: clean site
    ParetoLogic: clean site
    Rising: clean site
    URLQuery: unrated site
    StopBadware: unrated site
    Sucuri SiteCheck: clean site
    Fortinet: clean site
    Baidu-International: clean site
Manually scanning with other scanners.
AVG Threat labs nothing found.
CSI websense nothing found.
No hits on google safebrowsing.
Quttera nothing found.


I will contact them and submit a ticket.
« Last Edit: December 09, 2014, 10:37:30 PM by bcooper2526 »

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Re: Avast is blocking my browser!
« Reply #7 on: December 09, 2014, 10:39:04 PM »
you may have some adware crap that is trying to call home

see instructions here  https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=53253.0
scroll down to Farbar Recovery Scan Tool and attach the two diagnostic logs here in this topic




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Re: Avast is blocking my browser!
« Reply #8 on: December 09, 2014, 10:41:23 PM »
you may have some adware crap that is trying to call home

see instructions here  https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=53253.0
scroll down to Farbar Recovery Scan Tool and attach the two diagnostic logs here in this topic
Im very sure i dont have any adware. I pay for malwarebytes and its running all time plus i did clean install a week ago with it running 24/7 unless it got past active.

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Re: Avast is blocking my browser!
« Reply #9 on: December 09, 2014, 10:43:14 PM »
no security program have 100% detection ..... we see that evry day, from user with both antivirus and Malwarebytes

And Farbar is a diagnostic tool ......


does that IP belong to something related to Cybefox ? .... if not i would do a check, it wont hurt


« Last Edit: December 09, 2014, 11:49:56 PM by Pondus »

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Re: Avast is blocking my browser!
« Reply #10 on: December 09, 2014, 10:46:24 PM »
Hi bcooper2526

Found the particular threat from that IP via scumware and this is it: Win32/SoftPulse.R potentially unwanted application.
See the removal routine for this: Win32/SoftPulse.R potentially unwanted application:
http://malwaretips.com/blogs/remove-win32-softpulse-i-pup/
But maybe it is advisable that one of our qualified malware removers will guide in the removal of this PUP.
A PUP detection is a potential unwanted program, especially when it came unto your machine unintentionally and without user intervention.

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Re: Avast is blocking my browser!
« Reply #11 on: December 09, 2014, 11:06:47 PM »
Ran the IP (54.191.36.226) at scumware and found several domains with the same IP
had "Possible Unwanted Program" (PUP). Please follow Pondus"s advice and post as directed.

FYI, having MBAM Premium and avast does not create a vacuum against malware or infections.
Nothing is 100%. You can have almost everything there is and still get infected.
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"Look before you leap!" Use online scanners before you click on any link.

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Re: Avast is blocking my browser!
« Reply #12 on: December 09, 2014, 11:33:00 PM »
Hi bcooper2526

Found the particular threat from that IP via scumware and this is it: Win32/SoftPulse.R potentially unwanted application.
See the removal routine for this: Win32/SoftPulse.R potentially unwanted application:
http://malwaretips.com/blogs/remove-win32-softpulse-i-pup/
But maybe it is advisable that one of our qualified malware removers will guide in the removal of this PUP.
A PUP detection is a potential unwanted program, especially when it came unto your machine unintentionally and without user intervention.

polonus

Did full scan with all them nothing.

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Re: Avast is blocking my browser!
« Reply #13 on: December 09, 2014, 11:40:17 PM »
bcooper2526 since you have done a full system scan with all of them and no threats were discovered. May I ask you what antivirus software you are using before Avast? If you were using a different antivirus in the past i.e. norton, mcafee, and etc did you use it's uninstaller utility after uninstallation before installing Avast? Are you using any add-ons such as McAfee Site-Advisor? Why are you using Cyberfox and not Google Chrome?
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Re: Avast is blocking my browser!
« Reply #14 on: December 09, 2014, 11:45:06 PM »
bcooper2526 since you have done a full system scan with all of them and no threats were discovered. May I ask you what antivirus software you are using before Avast? If you were using a different antivirus in the past i.e. norton, mcafee, and etc did you use it's uninstaller utility after uninstallation before installing Avast? Are you using any add-ons such as McAfee Site-Advisor? Why are you using Cyberfox and not Google Chrome?
1. None like i said i just installed windows 8.1 on this pc a week ago only installed avast free and malware bytes premium.
2. Chrome wont work for me i tried it many times sites will break and not display correctly. Twitch tv will keep breaking and coming up with dns error. No other browser will do that chrome just wont work.  The only addons i used for it were adblock plus, and BetterTTV.
« Last Edit: December 09, 2014, 11:46:56 PM by bcooper2526 »