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Offline LCJ

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Torrent sites
« on: August 20, 2021, 02:29:02 AM »
Hi,

I've been using Avast for some time and have been able to access torrent sites on my PC. Over the last day, I have not been able to access a number of torrent sites. These have been available on my phone through wifi so it's not an issue with the sites/wifi.

I know I can add the sites to the exception list but I'm then concerned about viruses etc. Does anyone know what might be causing this?

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Re: Torrent sites
« Reply #1 on: August 20, 2021, 02:57:36 AM »
Why can't you connect ?
Are you getting any Avast Alerts or error messages ?
If so can you post a screenshot of the avast alert (with the more details option expanded) or any error message.
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Re: Torrent sites
« Reply #2 on: August 20, 2021, 03:11:07 AM »
I've attached the message I get. I sometimes don't get the Avast message on other torrent sites but they're still not loading. All other websites are loading fine.

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Re: Torrent sites
« Reply #3 on: August 20, 2021, 11:21:11 AM »
Are you actually trying to connect to this site in the image ?
Can you connect if using a different browser (other than the Avast Browser) ?

If the other alerts are for the same site you can ask for it to be checked.
Reporting Possible False Positive File or Website - https://www.avast.com/false-positive-file-form.php.
You should get a response in a day or two.
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Re: Torrent sites
« Reply #4 on: August 20, 2021, 12:23:25 PM »
Yes. That's the site I'm trying to connect to but I get the same outcome for any torrent site. I've tried different browsers and the same thing is happening. Thanks. I'll try that.

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Re: Torrent sites
« Reply #5 on: August 20, 2021, 01:10:17 PM »
You're welcome.
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Offline aardvarkerator

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Re: Torrent sites
« Reply #6 on: August 21, 2021, 07:51:28 PM »
I'm having the same issue. Happens for all torrent-related sites I've tried, on two separate computer. I'm curious if you were able to make any progress on this.


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Re: Torrent sites
« Reply #7 on: August 23, 2021, 02:21:17 AM »
It seems to have righted itself with most of the sites. Thanks anyway.

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Re: Torrent sites
« Reply #8 on: August 23, 2021, 10:48:56 AM »
Looks like it could have been cleared after a request - Reporting Possible False Positive File or Website.
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