Author Topic: Does something in Avast Security for MAC cause a SCREEN FLASH?  (Read 2723 times)

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Offline nicktrash

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First, VERY sorry for cross post.  Tried to post in the original thread but the CAPTCHA implementation is just so poor, after 10 type in catcha and more than 50 refresh the letters, NOTHING would take.

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I'm trying to track something down.  I've been getting random screen flashes, or the whole nearly full screen safari page is flashing.  I thought at first it was a screenshot being taken by a malware or virus, not sure at this point.
MWB or Avast hasn't found any malware or virus, but I get these random flashes. 

Is there something in the program that would be doing this possibly? When it's parsing a URL or giving some sort of feedback?

Offline lukas.hasik

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Re: Does something in Avast Security for MAC cause a SCREEN FLASH?
« Reply #1 on: July 17, 2018, 10:24:45 PM »
we don't do anything like this in AV.
Is it only Safari? Maybe there is an Safari extension installed that does it? Does it happen on certain webpages?
Quality is also a feature.

Offline Sherylbrock

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Re: Does something in Avast Security for MAC cause a SCREEN FLASH?
« Reply #2 on: January 11, 2019, 10:44:37 AM »
Back when I used Windows I used Avast. It never caused any problems, but then again it never caught anything and as far as I know there was never a virus on my computers anyway. So when I went to the Mac, with its virus-free reputation I saw no reason at all to use anti-virus software. I’ve been fine for 13 years.

So practice safe computing — don’t go to questionable websites, don’t open email attachments unless expected, and don’t download cracked or questionable software. And don’t bother with AV software on a Mac.

https://aptoideios.org/
« Last Edit: January 11, 2019, 08:42:16 PM by Sherylbrock »

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Re: Does something in Avast Security for MAC cause a SCREEN FLASH?
« Reply #3 on: January 11, 2019, 12:59:09 PM »
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don’t go to questionable websites,
A reputable website that is clean today can be hacked and infected tomorrow ... how do you avoid that?

It did happen with this forum, not infected but hacked   https://blog.avast.com/2014/05/26/avast-forum-offline-due-to-attack/


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And don’t bother with AV software on a Mac.
That is like saying Volvo cars dont crash so you dont need insurance ......


Can Macs get viruses?  >>  https://www.malwarebytes.com/mac-antivirus/

https://www.macworld.co.uk/feature/mac-software/mac-viruses-malware-security-3668354/

https://us.norton.com/internetsecurity-malware-osx-malware.html





« Last Edit: January 11, 2019, 01:17:21 PM by Pondus »
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