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Offline chenstar

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Why does avast report wps danger?
« on: September 27, 2019, 12:12:45 PM »

I downloaded the wps from the official website. https://www.wps.com/
Wps is  a very common office software and I have used other versions before.
Why the new version from official website is dangerous reported by avast?
Avast shows IDP.ALEXA.51,  Can Avast give more details?

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Re: Why does avast report wps danger?
« Reply #1 on: September 27, 2019, 01:18:59 PM »
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Can Avast give more details?
yepp if you report it


Report a false positive (select file or website)
https://www.avast.com/false-positive-file-form.php



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Re: Why does avast report wps danger?
« Reply #2 on: September 27, 2019, 07:16:12 PM »
Man, I was hoping this was WPS WiFi - always a good time!

Avast! should be fairly quick to clear up common apps being detected. I'll MD Milos and see if he can swing by.
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Re: Why does avast report wps danger?
« Reply #3 on: September 29, 2019, 03:35:53 AM »
I want to report a false positive (select file or website)
https://www.avast.com/false-positive-file-form.php

but the Wps installation package compressed file  over 50m.

What other methods can I give feedback?

« Last Edit: September 29, 2019, 03:37:26 AM by chenstar »

Offline Michael (alan1998)

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Re: Why does avast report wps danger?
« Reply #4 on: September 30, 2019, 04:18:49 PM »
Morning Chenstar,

Sorry that I lost you in the thread. Avast! can also be reached via email: virus@avast.com

However, please be aware that I had previously DM'd Milos regarding this thread. Milos belongs to the Avast! team who deals with this kind of information, and/or will pass it along to the appropriate  people.
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Re: Why does avast report wps danger?
« Reply #5 on: September 30, 2019, 05:40:28 PM »
Hello,
post the screenshot with detection to see which file is detected, please.
Report i through https://www.avast.com/false-positive-file-form.php if the file is too big you can put a link to download or upload it to our ftp (https://support.avast.com/article/FTP-file-upload) and let us know (through the mentioned form) the uploaded filename.

Milos