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Offline FrogFoot

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Why Avast Free has so many false detections?
« on: December 09, 2015, 05:48:55 PM »
Why Avast Free has so many false detections?
« Last Edit: December 09, 2015, 05:54:44 PM by frogfoot123 »

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Re: Why Avast Free has so many false detections?
« Reply #1 on: December 09, 2015, 05:55:28 PM »
do you have examples?


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Re: Why Avast Free has so many false detections?
« Reply #2 on: December 09, 2015, 05:56:12 PM »
You might want to be more descriptive, what false detections are you talking about?

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Re: Why Avast Free has so many false detections?
« Reply #3 on: December 09, 2015, 06:03:49 PM »
When I surfed, Avast alarmed me very often on safe websites. After that I made the decision to uninstall it.

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Re: Why Avast Free has so many false detections?
« Reply #4 on: December 09, 2015, 06:08:44 PM »
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When I surfed, Avast alarmed me very often on safe websites.
There are NO 100% safe websites on the net ... safe today can be hacked tomorrow



Every 3.6 seconds a website is infected  http://www.scmagazine.com/every-36-seconds-a-website-is-infected/article/140414/
Infected ad networks hit popular websites  https://blog.avast.com/2015/08/20/infected-ad-networks-hit-popular-websites/
Malvertising Hits DailyMotion, Serves Up Angler EK  https://blog.malwarebytes.org/malvertising-2/2015/12/malvertising-hits-dailymotion-serves-up-angler-ek/

Sucuri blog 
https://blog.sucuri.net/category/website-security/website-attacks 
https://blog.sucuri.net/category/website-infections/hacked




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Re: Why Avast Free has so many false detections?
« Reply #5 on: December 09, 2015, 06:17:43 PM »
What part of avast was giving the alerts ?

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Re: Why Avast Free has so many false detections?
« Reply #6 on: December 09, 2015, 06:23:38 PM »
What part of avast was giving the alerts ?
web-module

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Re: Why Avast Free has so many false detections?
« Reply #7 on: December 09, 2015, 06:26:56 PM »
Webshield, AOS, Webrep ?

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Re: Why Avast Free has so many false detections?
« Reply #8 on: December 09, 2015, 06:37:14 PM »
don't know, i used russian version