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Offline xraiderv18

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tried to visit amazon at 10:50pm got blocked by avast
« on: June 19, 2021, 05:05:26 AM »
is there something wrong with avast? I tried to visit amazon and avast completely stopped that visit cold.

it only just started allowing me to visit again. no idea why it did that.

11:05pm edit: nope. did it again. screenshot to follow.
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Re: tried to visit amazon at 10:50pm got blocked by avast
« Reply #1 on: June 19, 2021, 05:09:05 AM »
anyone got any ideas?
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Re: tried to visit amazon at 10:50pm got blocked by avast
« Reply #2 on: June 19, 2021, 07:26:17 AM »
full link info in attachment.
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Re: tried to visit amazon at 10:50pm got blocked by avast
« Reply #3 on: June 19, 2021, 08:48:01 PM »
I just registered to post the same thing. Every time I try to visit Amazon I get an alert that it blocked "cloudfront.net" and URL:Mal.

No exceptions I've done worked. I added amazon.com, cloudfront.net *.cloudfront.net, the exact URL it's been blocking, and just plain old cloudfront.net.

I had to disable my webshield.

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Re: tried to visit amazon at 10:50pm got blocked by avast
« Reply #4 on: June 19, 2021, 09:09:07 PM »
try the full URL, must read as https://www.amazon.com
any shorthand wont work..just tested on my end.
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Re: tried to visit amazon at 10:50pm got blocked by avast
« Reply #5 on: June 19, 2021, 09:56:06 PM »
try the full URL, must read as amazon.com
any shorthand wont work..just tested on my end.

The problem isn't so much with amazon as your images indicate, as MS Edge is trying to connect with a sub domain of cloudfront.net and that is why it is blocking, not amazon.com as such.

So it doesn't appear to be related to amazon.com at all.

It may just have occurred at the same time you were trying to connect with amazon.

I think you need to check MS Edge for new or recently updated browser extensions  ?
I don't use Edge so I can't test.
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Re: tried to visit amazon at 10:50pm got blocked by avast
« Reply #6 on: June 19, 2021, 10:04:45 PM »
Same here:
Since few hours ago I am experiencing the same terrible issue which blocks Amazon website.
Connection aborted by Avast Free Antivirus.

URL:Mal
d3ag4hukkh62yn.cloudfront.net

This happens on Chrome, also on Firefox, only for Amazon.
The Avast scan found nothing. No any foreign process in Task Manager, also nothing in the Programs and Features.
Please, anyone help me how to solve this issue!
I can't find a way to exclude this in Avast settings. And should I try to exclude it at all and how?
Big thanks in advance!

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Re: tried to visit amazon at 10:50pm got blocked by avast
« Reply #7 on: June 19, 2021, 10:05:55 PM »
Malicious Activity! >> https://urlscan.io/result/8c205b34-c4c7-4215-865b-094b619c251f/

urlscan.io Verdict: Potentially Malicious


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Re: tried to visit amazon at 10:50pm got blocked by avast
« Reply #8 on: June 19, 2021, 10:06:58 PM »
Did you solve it? Or did you find a way to exclude it from the Web Shield?

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Re: tried to visit amazon at 10:50pm got blocked by avast
« Reply #9 on: June 19, 2021, 10:08:35 PM »
Malicious Activity! >> https://urlscan.io/result/8c205b34-c4c7-4215-865b-094b619c251f/

urlscan.io Verdict: Potentially Malicious

How to solve it?

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Re: tried to visit amazon at 10:50pm got blocked by avast
« Reply #10 on: June 19, 2021, 10:10:36 PM »
I have also replied in another related topic - https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=284118.0 - I have had no problem connecting to amazon.com or amazon.co.uk, my local amazon site.
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Re: tried to visit amazon at 10:50pm got blocked by avast
« Reply #11 on: June 19, 2021, 10:14:49 PM »
Probably is not a good idea to exclude it from Avast. And how to exclude it from the Web Shield?

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Re: tried to visit amazon at 10:50pm got blocked by avast
« Reply #13 on: June 19, 2021, 11:40:08 PM »
I started having this issue today (I'm on Windows 7) as well after updating to the latest version of Avast AV so it's not just you. I do have an ad blocker add in installed in Firefox (uBlock Origin) and thought that might be the issue and tried disabling it and clearing cache/cookies/DNS but no good. I then tried amazon.com in Chrome and IE (where I don't have any add ons at all) and have the same problem which means it's not a browser issue but something computer wide.

I then temporarily disabled Avast and tried the site again...and it worked right away across all 3 browsers. I rebooted (which re-enabled Avast) and the issue came right back. So unless there is something legitimately malicious on the Amazon site, it's definitely an Avast issue in some form (the way it's handling the Amazon.com site or elements within too aggressively).

To test, try disabling your Avast temporarily (or each shield individually temporarily) and see if you still have the issue.
« Last Edit: June 19, 2021, 11:52:22 PM by carryots1 »

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Re: tried to visit amazon at 10:50pm got blocked by avast
« Reply #14 on: June 20, 2021, 02:56:52 AM »
try the full URL, must read as amazon.com
any shorthand wont work..just tested on my end.

The problem isn't so much with amazon as your images indicate, as MS Edge is trying to connect with a sub domain of cloudfront.net and that is why it is blocking, not amazon.com as such.

So it doesn't appear to be related to amazon.com at all.

It may just have occurred at the same time you were trying to connect with amazon.

I think you need to check MS Edge for new or recently updated browser extensions  ?
I don't use Edge so I can't test.

then explain to me, friend, WHY any amazon page immediately goes 'cannot connect' on ALL THREE browsers right after avast blocks the connection? so..the problem is by direct cause to effect, on avast's end.
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