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Offline Free167

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Telegram desktop app triggers URL:Phishing?
« on: February 14, 2023, 02:18:34 AM »
In the past couple of days, the Telegram desktop app suddenly triggers Avast to report URL:Phishing at random times.  The URL involved is 91.108.56.171/api.

One example is e65afdea439e/2023-02-14T01:10:38.072Z

I wonder if it's Telegram's problem or a change of Avast's detection algorithm?  Thank you!

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Re: Telegram desktop app triggers URL:Phishing?
« Reply #1 on: February 14, 2023, 11:12:33 AM »
Same here, too annoying, mine is happening every few minutes, no option to ignore this and also am a little worried

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Re: Telegram desktop app triggers URL:Phishing?
« Reply #2 on: February 15, 2023, 02:12:48 AM »
Same here, too annoying, mine is happening every few minutes, no option to ignore this and also am a little worried

I have turned on Silent Mode (right-click on the tray icon) so that I can at least avoid the popup warnings.

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Re: Telegram desktop app triggers URL:Phishing?
« Reply #3 on: February 17, 2023, 01:21:37 AM »
If you attach a screenshot of the Avast Alert window with the Details option selected, see attached screenshot for how to do this.

This will be more meaningful than this code e65afdea439e/2023-02-14T01:10:38.072Z which may be of use to the Virus Labs team but not so most of those who try to help here.
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Re: Telegram desktop app triggers URL:Phishing?
« Reply #4 on: June 01, 2023, 05:15:07 AM »
I'm getting a similar error to http://91.108.56.190.80/api

The detection code is ec440081e6d3/2023-06-01T02:35:10.418Z