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Re: Is this false positive? or not
« Reply #15 on: November 04, 2017, 09:51:09 AM »
The scan is included in the smart scan. How to configure. please.
Avast GUI -> Settings -> Smart-Scan -> Disable HNS/WiFi Scan there
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Re: Is this false positive? or not
« Reply #16 on: November 04, 2017, 01:06:57 PM »
Hi, To make it clear, i want  the scan. But how to exclude those sites from the scan.  If avast finds some other sites, other than these two , i will check and include those in exception if found  in avast smart scan and will give avast solution in case it is not false positive. I tried simply , by giving exceptions on scan but still getting those alerts of dns hijack and those hijacked two domains. I want the scan to be there. Once it is known that it is false positive then i want to configure in such a way that they scan, but exclude those sites. Otherwise, it will prompt at all the times. I hope you understand this.
                         Is there any specific way of making exclusion of https sites.
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Re: Is this false positive? or not
« Reply #17 on: November 04, 2017, 01:11:49 PM »
If you scan several times a day then i guess it is a problem ....

If you scan once a month it is not a problem


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Re: Is this false positive? or not
« Reply #18 on: November 04, 2017, 03:08:36 PM »
Hi, Pondus,
                       I usually scan once a week. But can i  include the sites in exceptions in scan, so that i do not get that red alert? IMay  https site  be included in exception in a scan?

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Re: Is this false positive? or not
« Reply #19 on: November 04, 2017, 04:03:22 PM »
Hi, To make it clear, i want  the scan. But how to exclude those sites from the scan.
In short, there are no exclusions for this type of scan. Either you run it or you don't. That's it.
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Re: Is this false positive? or not
« Reply #20 on: November 04, 2017, 04:21:03 PM »
Hi, Asyn believe it not. I just added the url in general settings in the excllusion lilsts. now those sites are not red alerted . I think it is working. But let us see in the next week, whether it is alerting again.
                         By running smart scan once in a week, i am having a feeling that i am protected by avast in all the threats from all sides. If it shows any dns hijack, i will probe and then apply the solutions by avast.
                           It is not that much safe nowadays that router is the main attack , and i bookmark for alerts on router checks and am receiving daily about 10 new type of alerts and solutions.
                            I have changed the admin pw, but avast prompts weak password. Probing it further, i saw a user pw column. So, i changed the pw for user also.
Thanks for all the suggestions in this regard from experts and staff. If i do not know about nslookup, it may not be possible to find the exact cause of the alert.Once again thanks all

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Re: (Solved) Is this false positive? or not
« Reply #21 on: November 04, 2017, 04:36:58 PM »
You're welcome.
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