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Offline adrien.sininen

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THREAT BLOCKED pop up everytime I open Chrome
« on: November 26, 2020, 09:01:01 PM »
Hi there, hope you guys can help me with this.
Since about an hour ago, every time I open Chrome I get an Avast pop up saying Threat Blocked. I haven't added any new extensions, programs, etc nor visited suspicious sites.
I couldn't figure out what was the deal so I have uninstalled Chrome and I'm currently running a deep scan.
In the meantime, does anyone know what could be the cause?

I'm on Windows 8.1
Avast version 20.9

Thank you

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Re: THREAT BLOCKED pop up everytime I open Chrome
« Reply #1 on: November 26, 2020, 09:24:18 PM »
A screenshot of the popup might have helped, but since you have removed Chrome that really isn't an option.

Try checking the WebShield Log to see if there is anything in there that might help, find it here C:\ProgramData\AVAST Software\Avast\report\WebShield.txt

Windows 10 Home 2004 64bit/ Acer Aspire F15/ Intel Core i5 7200U 2.5GHz, 8GB DDR4 memory, 256GB SSD, 1TB HDD/ avast! free 20.10.2442 (build 20.10.5824.618) UI-1.0.591/ WinPatrol+/ Firefox, uBlock Origin, uMatrix/ MailWasher Pro/ Avast! Mobile Security

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Re: THREAT BLOCKED pop up everytime I open Chrome
« Reply #2 on: November 27, 2020, 11:31:49 AM »
What error message are you seeing?
See this related problem on Chrome:
https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=240517.0