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Offline Xanadu

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YouTube blocked - appears to work again
« on: March 13, 2024, 06:28:25 AM »
Avast just blocked all of YouTube.  The alert said it was infected with URL: Phishing.  So now the entire site of YouTube is blocked on all browsers by aborting my internet connection.  YouTube tells me I am not connected to the internet.  But that is only true on YouTube after Avast finished with it.  What do I do next?  Thanks.

Just went and tried it again and it appears to be working.  Still would be interested in what happened there to trigger a phishing alert.
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Re: YouTube blocked - appears to work again
« Reply #1 on: March 13, 2024, 12:39:39 PM »
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What do I do next?
Next time, see here  https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=14433.msg1289438#msg1289438

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Just went and tried it again and it appears to be working.  Still would be interested in what happened there to trigger a phishing alert.
False positives (false alarms) are harmless files or URLs that are incorrectly identified as malicious by the antivirus program.
False negative a malicious file or URL not detected


Offline Xanadu

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Re: YouTube blocked - appears to work again
« Reply #2 on: March 13, 2024, 06:30:26 PM »
Thank you for the info.  I appreciate it.   :)