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Offline angeline

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obvious phishing emails are marked AVAST SAFE
« on: April 20, 2024, 02:13:12 AM »
just received 25 clear & obvious phishing emails in my INBOX, all cleared with Avast Safe.  Messages do not have body text, only an attachment purportedly to be Purchase Order.  25 emails in all, dated 19-April-2024.  How did they bypass Avast security????

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Re: obvious phishing emails are marked AVAST SAFE
« Reply #1 on: April 20, 2024, 03:47:39 PM »
No security program have 100% detection.
I dont use avast, but to my knowledge avast dont have a spam filter (this was removed some years ago)
So for avast to detect this i guess A: the attachment must be a malicious file. B: attachment must contain a clickable link that is on avast blacklist

Your first line of defence should be your mail providers spam/virus filter (how did they bypass that)
Log inn to your mail using webmail and mark mail as spam so the filter learn and send them to spam folder

« Last Edit: April 20, 2024, 03:52:36 PM by Pondus »

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Re: obvious phishing emails are marked AVAST SAFE
« Reply #2 on: April 20, 2024, 08:33:20 PM »
I can't recall Avast ever having a Spam filter as such.

Most ISPs if that is whose emails they're being sent to, if they are Gmail they have their own anti spam/suspect filters.
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Re: obvious phishing emails are marked AVAST SAFE
« Reply #3 on: April 20, 2024, 08:46:41 PM »
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I can't recall Avast ever having a Spam filter as such.
https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=235969.msg1555591#msg1555591



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Re: obvious phishing emails are marked AVAST SAFE
« Reply #4 on: April 20, 2024, 08:55:06 PM »
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I can't recall Avast ever having a Spam filter as such.
https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=235969.msg1555591#msg1555591


Thanks, never used it, so lost in time to my memory recycle bin :)
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Re: obvious phishing emails are marked AVAST SAFE
« Reply #5 on: April 20, 2024, 09:50:59 PM »
Ive never seen that many at once but on occasions get 2 or 3 with avast safe on them that are defo spam then dont see anything for months and they go to the spam folder.
all since 2014 when avast had a breach of 425 thousand accounts. email only used on here as well as password so i know exactly where the spam comes from. a 10 year old list sold on dark web.
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