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Offline patrik.nusszer

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« on: September 04, 2019, 12:01:56 AM »

Avast keeps pushing URL:Mal notifications all the time.
I even tried reinstalling macOS more than 1 time but whenever I reinstall Avast I get these messages.

These are just some example URLs that are being downloaded from some app I do not know about.
Whatever is doing it uses this process to make requests:

Any idea? I am getting paranoid because I keep reinstalling the OS but I still get these blocked threat messages.

Offline ondrej.kolacek

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Re: URL:Mal
« Reply #1 on: September 05, 2019, 11:32:07 AM »
webkit is the Apple's web browsing framework; these are the most likely possibilities:
1) you have browsed to this page sometimes in the history; Safari remembers it and tries to access the page. This usually happens when you start Safari or type a url to the browsing bar. For this, try to clear browsing history in Safari.
2) some other application which you have installed uses webkit framework to access this page. I am not sure how to detect the potential culprit app. Maybe close as many app as possible?
3) From the fact the url is changing, I would also guess that this could be triggered by some of your opened web pages. Try to close all of these.

Please note that Apple stores a lot of stuff to the cloud, so reinstall does not help in some cases as various configuration synchronises back to the computer afterwards.

Kind regards,
Ondrej Kolacek