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Offline jvidal

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WTF??
« on: June 15, 2017, 10:50:07 PM »
This is the weirdest thing I've seen in quite a while. I was downloading vpsupd.exe from the update servers and avast popped up a window saying the that file was a risk due to bad reputation. I mean, WTF??????????

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Re: WTF??
« Reply #1 on: June 15, 2017, 10:53:24 PM »
Perfectly normal.
I just means that not many people have downloaded that file (yet).
Just wrong wording which we already have asked avast to change a while ago.
If you try it again tomorrow (must be the same file), you will likely not seeing that message.

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Re: WTF??
« Reply #2 on: June 16, 2017, 12:46:45 AM »
still, it strikes me as extremely odd, that avast would label its own update as "risky" or anything, for that matter, they should really do better checks regarding file reputations. I constantly get this kinds of warning, plus the usual nightmare of false positives that has plagued avast for quite a while now...

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Re: WTF??
« Reply #3 on: June 16, 2017, 05:57:57 AM »
...avast popped up a window saying the that file was a risk due to bad reputation....
You can turn it off in the settings.
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Re: WTF??
« Reply #4 on: June 16, 2017, 08:57:52 AM »
Hi jvidal,

By any chance, do you have a screenshot?