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Offline Heewoon

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Avast blocking Python Packages
« on: November 29, 2021, 02:02:12 PM »
Hello, I am using Avast and I need some help.
It keeps blocking when I am trying to install a Python package.

I added an exclusion but it is still the same.
Should I uninstall Avast?
It's too overpowered though.
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Re: Avast blocking Python Packages
« Reply #1 on: November 29, 2021, 02:05:54 PM »
I am using the Avast program version 21.9.2494 (build 21.9.6698.704), and the virus definitions version 211128-4.

I would like it if PIP package manager was removed from the virus database.
Also I am worried about disabling some shields..

I first got to know Avast from antivirus-testing videos.
Then I searched and got this result.
Avast is better than Windows Defender..
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Re: Avast blocking Python Packages
« Reply #2 on: November 29, 2021, 02:38:58 PM »
You can report a suspected FP (File/Website) here: https://www.avast.com/false-positive-file-form.php
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