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Offline polonus

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Avast forums down for the greater part of the day
« on: July 20, 2020, 07:21:12 PM »
Anyone else experienced network errors?

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Re: Avast forums down for the greater part of the day
« Reply #1 on: July 20, 2020, 08:01:06 PM »
Anyone else experienced network errors?

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Re: Avast forums down for the greater part of the day
« Reply #2 on: July 20, 2020, 08:05:47 PM »
very difficult  :-[

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Re: Avast forums down for the greater part of the day
« Reply #3 on: July 20, 2020, 10:18:59 PM »
Finally got logged in without "losing the secure connection" after many hours.

Edit: Extremely slow however

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Re: Avast forums down for the greater part of the day
« Reply #4 on: July 20, 2020, 11:11:19 PM »
Hi schmidthouse,

Also saw while the forums were down strange link-redirecting website like
-> links dot giveawayoftheday. dot com/forum dot avast dot com
and smilar like  -> pressaboutus etc tudonoticia dot org/tag/avast-forum version in the search ranksings,
when trying to reach out for the real forums.

Is that what played in the background kind of a concerted attack?

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Re: Avast forums down for the greater part of the day
« Reply #5 on: July 21, 2020, 07:55:26 AM »
Well, the forum is reachable again, but almost unusable due to constant connection resets.
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Re: Avast forums down for the greater part of the day
« Reply #6 on: July 21, 2020, 08:27:22 AM »
Hi,
I also noticed strange sites as a result of my google search for "avast forum is out", which had nothing to do with my advanced search.
Well, the forum is reachable again, but almost unusable due to constant connection resets.
I don't know if it's just me but it's already been 2 or 3 months that I'm encountering these problems of access on the avast forum, probably less intensive than yesterday or even today,but randomly occurring.

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Re: Avast forums down for the greater part of the day
« Reply #7 on: July 21, 2020, 10:03:16 AM »
Keep getting
PR_CONNECT_RESET_ERROR
on FF, Opera, ASB

second time trying to post, crashed last time.

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Re: Avast forums down for the greater part of the day
« Reply #8 on: July 21, 2020, 11:19:57 AM »
For me it has been a giant pain in the backside all day, some times I would get on, open a topic, reply but failed to post and got tons of Secure connection failed, etc.


I found out that this was caused by a Forum failed security update and the Software Authors (SMF) have/had to do something about it.

All in all yesterday/today it has taken well over 12 hours to get anything like a stable period.

During that time I checked out this frequently.
https://downforeveryoneorjustme.com/forum.avast.com
Reports:
Forum.avast.com Status
Is forum.avast.com down right now?
It's not just you! forum.avast.com is down.

And it failed to post on this reply, so it still isn't stable, unable to post.

Back to try again 10am over 24hrs and still not stable.
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Re: Avast forums down for the greater part of the day
« Reply #9 on: July 21, 2020, 12:02:35 PM »
It seems to be back to normal now. (Fingers crossed)
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Re: Avast forums down for the greater part of the day
« Reply #10 on: July 21, 2020, 12:33:58 PM »
It's still not that for me.

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Re: Avast forums down for the greater part of the day
« Reply #11 on: July 21, 2020, 12:39:25 PM »
still limping badly right now.

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Re: Avast forums down for the greater part of the day
« Reply #12 on: July 21, 2020, 02:36:08 PM »
Yeah,

In short what happened :

They did an upgrade yesterday, and hit a problem.
The vendor was needed to help them out.

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Re: Avast forums down for the greater part of the day
« Reply #13 on: July 21, 2020, 04:05:47 PM »
Seems to be more stable at the moment fingers crossed.
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Re: Avast forums down for the greater part of the day
« Reply #14 on: July 21, 2020, 05:08:23 PM »
Seems to be more stable at the moment fingers crossed.

Yup, here also