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Avast claims google is a phishing site with pop-up warning?
« on: November 07, 2015, 04:11:04 PM »
I recently opened Google Chrome, the primary web-browser I use on a daily basis, and it automatically loads Google's home page by default.

Avast gave a pop-up which said something along the lines of, "This site is known for phishing." That was not the exact message, but it was similar. I do not have a screenshot of the pop-up, but I was able to attach a screenshot of the Avast Online Security extension which claims that Google has a bad reputation.

I have never had this issue before, and I have noticed at least one other post with more than one person reporting a similar problem.

The attached image is not the original pop-up, but is instead the window for the Avast Online Security extension.

Any advice, anyone?

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Re: Avast claims google is a phishing site with pop-up warning?
« Reply #1 on: November 07, 2015, 04:14:02 PM »
use Viruses and Worms forum section for reporting False Positives ... and already reported there   https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=178821.0


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Re: Avast claims google is a phishing site with pop-up warning?
« Reply #2 on: November 07, 2015, 04:37:16 PM »
I find it quite incredible that avast tout google so much and yet somehow mistake their page for a phishing site.

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Re: Avast claims google is a phishing site with pop-up warning?
« Reply #3 on: November 07, 2015, 04:55:47 PM »
I visited Google.com using firefox 42.0 and no alert.

I don't use the the AOS browser security add-on, but that shouldn't change the other alert images I have seen reported.
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Re: Avast claims google is a phishing site with pop-up warning?
« Reply #4 on: November 07, 2015, 05:13:37 PM »
I had this occur using Firefox browser (set to Google.com as homepage) but NOT when opening google.com with IE10. Seriously? What's up with this?

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Re: Avast claims google is a phishing site with pop-up warning?
« Reply #5 on: November 07, 2015, 05:47:20 PM »
I had this occur using Firefox browser (set to Google.com as homepage) but NOT when opening google.com with IE10. Seriously? What's up with this?

It would appear that this issue is only involving Firefox, see other related topic  HERE
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Re: Avast claims google is a phishing site with pop-up warning?
« Reply #6 on: November 07, 2015, 07:26:48 PM »
hi,
had this happen today with mozilla firefox also. i just accepted it and it went away. dont know if it was the correct thing to do but we will find out>
thanks
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Re: Avast claims google is a phishing site with pop-up warning?
« Reply #7 on: November 08, 2015, 10:36:46 AM »

It would appear that this issue is only involving Firefox, see other related topic  HERE
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Unfortunately, it is not exclusive to Firefox - I am using Google as my browser & their home page as my opening screen as well, and have received this same message multiple times over the past few hours. I don't even have Firefox installed on this dinosaur anymore (running Windows XP). However, my laptop is new & have not received the phishing warning at all on that one...
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Re: Avast claims google is a phishing site with pop-up warning?
« Reply #9 on: March 04, 2016, 05:28:14 AM »
It has been fixed already, see: https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=178821.msg1265818#msg1265818
Well, not for me:


Seriously guys, this just makes you look like fools ;)