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The following Tweet explains the situation:

https://twitter.com/MixPakora/status/1251073308121944064

Google, in its search results, is reporting https://business.avast.com as "This site may be hacked".

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Re: Why is business avast web site reported as possibly being hacked?
« Reply #1 on: April 17, 2020, 05:29:54 PM »
My guess is Google have got it wrong.  But I think that the operative word is MAY.
Another point, I don't see how a sub-domain could/may be hacked, yet it not impact on the whole avast.com domain or forum.avast.com.

If you ignore the warning and visit the link, as this part (sub-domain) of the avast sub-domain is a restricted area and you are redirected to input your logon credentials.
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Re: Why is business avast web site reported as possibly being hacked?
« Reply #2 on: April 17, 2020, 06:10:09 PM »
Hello.

You make some excellent points.

Like you, I suspect that Google MAY have somehow got it wrong.

I look forward to an Avast person explaining the situation.

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Re: Why is business avast web site reported as possibly being hacked?
« Reply #3 on: April 18, 2020, 06:36:11 AM »
Hi, I forwarded it...
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Re: Why is business avast web site reported as possibly being hacked?
« Reply #4 on: April 18, 2020, 08:41:28 AM »
Hello.

Thank you for your assistance.

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Re: Why is business avast web site reported as possibly being hacked?
« Reply #5 on: April 20, 2020, 06:51:44 AM »
Dev-Info: We saw tweets on Friday and working on a fix. Unfortunately, there is not much information from the Google site that will help us in fixing the issue.
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Re: Why is business avast web site reported as possibly being hacked?
« Reply #6 on: April 20, 2020, 11:25:13 AM »
Hello.

Thank you for the feedback.

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Re: Why is business avast web site reported as possibly being hacked?
« Reply #7 on: April 20, 2020, 11:31:21 AM »
You're welcome.
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