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Offline Ardeof

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Reddit/Subreddit triggering trojan, false positive or not?
« on: February 27, 2023, 05:39:32 AM »
I connect to the subreddit pcmasterrace, and it is giving me a trojan warning.
The following details are listed below (because I can't seem to link a picture):

Threat Name: JS:Includer-BJD [Trj]
Threat Type: Trojan
URL: https://www.redditstatic.com/js/tags-slim.js
Process: msedge.exe
Detected by: Web Shield
Status: Connection Aborted

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Re: Reddit/Subreddit triggering trojan, false positive or not?
« Reply #1 on: February 27, 2023, 12:27:40 PM »
I had this last night though the URL was the same the Threat Name was different.

I reported it using - Reporting a 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: Reddit/Subreddit triggering trojan, false positive or not?
« Reply #2 on: February 27, 2023, 12:35:15 PM »
Hi Ardeof,

This was a false positive, the detection has been disabled and should no longer appear with latest virus definitions.

Apologies for any hassle caused and thank you for reporting this to us.

Jakub

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Re: Reddit/Subreddit triggering trojan, false positive or not?
« Reply #3 on: February 27, 2023, 12:44:58 PM »
@ JakubV
Thanks for the prompt response.
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Re: Reddit/Subreddit triggering trojan, false positive or not?
« Reply #4 on: March 01, 2023, 05:56:02 PM »
I'm still seeing malicous site even after updating avast