Author Topic: Avast Blocking Site for "Phishing" Despite Exception (It's a false flag, BTW)  (Read 808 times)

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Offline David1131

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Hello!

Avast keeps blocking me from accessing a site as it's flagged as a "phishing" site.

Happened before on this same site and was indeed a false flag and Avast corrected it earlier. In any case I know the developer and they already contacted Avast to rectify it, etc. which may take time (last time it also took a while and Avast wrote an apology message to them).

Anyway that's not the point... the point is, I still can't access the site despite putting in the site as an exception in Menu > Settings > Exceptions > Add Exception and despite clearing cache.

Any other way I can disable Avast blocking this site, so that I can access the site?  :o

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Hi, does it get blocked via AV (web shield) or via AOS (browser add-on)..?
W8.1 [x64] - Avast PremSec 22.7.7366.BC [UI.713] - Firefox ESR 91.11 [NS/uBO/PB] - Thunderbird 91.11
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Offline David1131

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Thanks for the reply!

Didn't know that was a separate thing; but anyway I checked and indeed it's the AOS browser extension which is blocking the site.

Anything I can do aside from completely disabling the browser extension? (I still do want it to block other site's if they're perceived threats).

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Anything I can do aside from completely disabling the browser extension? (I still do want it to block other site's if they're perceived threats).
You can report a suspected FP (File/Website) here: https://www.avast.com/false-positive-file-form.php
W8.1 [x64] - Avast PremSec 22.7.7366.BC [UI.713] - Firefox ESR 91.11 [NS/uBO/PB] - Thunderbird 91.11
Avast-Tools: Secure Browser 103.0 - Cleanup 22.2 - SecureLine 5.18 - DriverUpdater 22.2 - CCleaner 6.01
Avast Wissenswertes (Downloads, Anleitungen & Infos): https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=60523.0

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The Avast block has been lifted with respect to this site.  Thanks all
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You're welcome.
W8.1 [x64] - Avast PremSec 22.7.7366.BC [UI.713] - Firefox ESR 91.11 [NS/uBO/PB] - Thunderbird 91.11
Avast-Tools: Secure Browser 103.0 - Cleanup 22.2 - SecureLine 5.18 - DriverUpdater 22.2 - CCleaner 6.01
Avast Wissenswertes (Downloads, Anleitungen & Infos): https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=60523.0