Author Topic: Avast keeps terminating a connecion to a website that I've never visited  (Read 639 times)

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Offline jamesdsenior

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Every now and again when I visit websites I'll keep getting popups from Avast telling me that they've terminated a connection to Cleanwoods.org even though I've never visited this website. Not seen this issue anywhere else, can someone help?


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Re: Avast keeps terminating a connecion to a website that I've never visited
« Reply #1 on: September 01, 2021, 01:52:55 AM »
You don't have to initiate the visit, sites could have third party links to it, which would trigger it.

Have you added a new browser add-on or have recently updated one, that could be trying to connect to this site ?

Avast isn't alone in flagging this domain, https://www.virustotal.com/gui/url/7287faafcb3754c90ba0709e25a3e5badeb106f441925cdffc6e15c46b465a32/detection
https://sitecheck.sucuri.net/results/cleanwoods.org
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Re: Avast keeps terminating a connecion to a website that I've never visited
« Reply #2 on: September 01, 2021, 03:41:11 PM »
Oh that's interesting, never thought about that. No new extensions that I'm aware of but I'm going to check now just to make sure an extension hasn't snuck in

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Re: Avast keeps terminating a connecion to a website that I've never visited
« Reply #3 on: September 01, 2021, 04:46:10 PM »
You could also try browsing with add-ons disabled on your browser and see if it still happens.

If so:
1.  Can you take a screenshot of Avast alert window (with the More Details option opened) and attach it to your next post.
2.  Try another browser for a short time.
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