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Cannot turn off URL blocking
« on: May 14, 2016, 01:39:12 PM »
I am trying to visit a site that friends access with no problem.  Avast blocks access to the page, first withh a URL:Mal warning and then with a "Get me out of here" splash. There is no option other than "Get me out of here".

I have tried excluding the URL and turning of web sheild and then all shields but it still will not allow me to access the page.

Short of uninstalling Avast, how do I take control and view the page? [The URL is]

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Re: Cannot turn off URL blocking
« Reply #1 on: May 14, 2016, 01:44:04 PM »
Pls make the URL unclickable by hxxp ;)
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Re: Cannot turn off URL blocking
« Reply #2 on: May 14, 2016, 02:07:27 PM »
Post a screenshot of the popup warning

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Re: Cannot turn off URL blocking
« Reply #3 on: May 14, 2016, 02:27:51 PM »
From avast :
URL:Mal or URL:Mal2 detections both mean the URL (either a domain, subdomain, path, IP, or any combination of these) is on our blacklist.
If the domain is blacklisted, the Avast popup shows the URL entered in the browser (so if the user entered "" and "" was blocked, Avast would show "").
If the domain is not blacklisted, Avast lets your browser check the DNS for the IP, and then tests the IP. If the IP is blacklisted, Avast would show something like "" when displaying the popup.
This was the old "Network Shield" - checking if the URLs are blacklisted.

Then we have the old "Web Shield", which actually checks the inside of the page (the source code). When Avast sees a suspicious code, it shows a popup with whatever was suspicious: this includes all JS: and HTML: detections.
A strange crossover is the HTML:Iframe-inf, HTML:Script-inf, etc - this means a blacklisted domain is being loaded into an otherwise clean domain.

The old network shield and old web shield were merged into Web Shield, as we know it from the current versions of Avast, as a means of simplification. Deep down there, though, it still works as previously, merging is mostly a GUI issue.

Blacklisted (Phishing) :

Insecure headers :