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Avast is blocking a particular website
« on: February 12, 2016, 08:40:23 AM »
Hi.

Avast started blocking a particular  webpage for to-three weeks ago. I have tried Firefox, Safari og Chrome. The webpage is http://www.fluefiskesiden.no/

I found this link https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=178897.msg1266175#msg1266175 and when I do this: "Go to Settings > active protection > webshield > Customize and un-check https scanning" the website works. But when unchecking https scanning, do I then have good enough protection?
In the same link Eddy says "There is no need for that Tangy" and says "The solution is to update to avast version 2016". I uninstalled Avast and installed it again now from https://www.avast.com/no-no/mac, but the same website is still blocked.
When I see preferences for my Avast, it says "Avast Mac Security 2015, version 11.5 (45630).

Any other solution to this?

Here is the message I can see with Consoll on my Mac, "com.avast.proxy: Error connecting to 2001:840:4245::3: Operation timed out".
I have Mac OS X El Capitan 10.11.3

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Tom Løkka

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Re: Avast is blocking a particular website
« Reply #1 on: February 12, 2016, 02:52:15 PM »
The post was in a avast for Windows forum.
In the Windows version the problem with https scanning is solved.
That is why I said to update to version 2016.
The version numbering for MAC is different.

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Re: Avast is blocking a particular website
« Reply #2 on: February 13, 2016, 03:29:37 AM »
The beauty of HTTPS is that nothing can see/intercept the traffic, but obviously this prevents virus scanning. With SSL certificates now free via the LetsEncrypt project we will likely see malware sites use HTTPS so you do want to have HTTPS scanning on.

Have you tried to make an exclusion for the site?
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Re: Avast is blocking a particular website
« Reply #3 on: February 13, 2016, 03:43:50 AM »
Mac, did you notice that the site is not a https one?

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Re: Avast is blocking a particular website
« Reply #4 on: February 14, 2016, 08:39:39 AM »
Hi again.

.: Mac :., I tried exclusion like this (TJENER/TJENESTE in norwegian):
TJENER                                           TJENESTE
www.fluefiskesiden.no                  http


Is this is the right way to do it, www in the front of fluefiskesiden.no?
The website www.fluefiskesiden.no works now with my exclusion.

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Re: Avast is blocking a particular website
« Reply #5 on: February 17, 2016, 08:03:01 AM »
Hi again.

Now my exclusion don't work. I have set both www.fluefiskesiden.no and fluefiskesiden.no in the exclusion, but the site won't load/work.
It looks like I have to find an another antivirus program for my Mac. But I still wonder why this happens. For some weeks ago there were no problem and on my other hardisk with another older version of Mac OS X and Avast, the site works.

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Re: Avast is blocking a particular website
« Reply #6 on: February 18, 2016, 03:25:36 PM »
What Avast (VPS) version do you have? On my system - Avast 11.8 (VPS 16021800), http://www.fluefiskesiden.no loads fine.

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Re: Avast is blocking a particular website
« Reply #7 on: February 19, 2016, 08:58:40 AM »
When I see «About» for my Avast, it says "Avast Mac Security 2015, version 11.7 (45814) and 16021801. I tried "update now" on both virus definition and on program and it says that I have the latest version.

I have Mac OS X El Capitan 10.11.3

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Re: Avast is blocking a particular website
« Reply #8 on: February 19, 2016, 01:10:11 PM »
Sorry, 11.8 is not out yet, it is our development version ;-). 11.7 is the latest one and it works fine for me with this version as well.

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Re: Avast is blocking a particular website
« Reply #9 on: February 20, 2016, 09:29:02 AM »
When I look at "Consol" tool/program it says:
20.02.2016 09.27.21,170 com.avast.proxy[360]: Error connecting to 2001:840:4245::3: Operation timed out
Is this telling something?

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