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Offline Lydia2

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Avast thinks Avast is a threat
« on: May 10, 2024, 12:51:00 PM »
Not quite sure what to do here...

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Re: Avast thinks Avast is a threat
« Reply #1 on: May 10, 2024, 01:15:31 PM »
Not much information to work with here:

A screenshot of the Avast alert with the Details option enabled could help. - Attaching Images to your post - When you Click the Reply button it opens a text window for you to post your comment (reply or post).
Click the Preview button, that shows what you have input and expands it to include 'Attachments and other options'. Click that it further expands, here you can attach images, etc. at the bottom of your post.
See my attached image, click to expand.
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Re: Avast thinks Avast is a threat
« Reply #2 on: May 10, 2024, 06:00:17 PM »
This is the info:

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Re: Avast thinks Avast is a threat
« Reply #3 on: May 10, 2024, 07:15:41 PM »
OK whilst I don't use Avast One, my guess it would be the same for other Avast Antivirus products.

Are you also using the Avast Secure Browser (ASB) as the Avast User interface appears to be logging into chrome.  But I can't read/translate French in an image so I'm not entirely sure what the interaction is.

I will try and draw some Avast attention to this topic.
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Re: Avast thinks Avast is a threat
« Reply #4 on: May 11, 2024, 01:33:29 PM »
I don't use One either, but it seems that like Avast (free,premium) it's the new browser protection (cookies+passwords) for sensitive data.
Avast UI must want to connect the program to the avast account (menu->settings->login).
As far as I'm concerned, avast UI opens https://account.avast.com in my default browser (Firefox)
Lydia2 must have Chrome as default browser

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Avast UI tries to access your login information in Chrome
These credentials include your username and password
Block or Allow

I don't think there's anything weird about this, the browser protection doesn't differentiate between accessing own avast accounts and others over the internet .

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Re: Avast thinks Avast is a threat
« Reply #5 on: May 12, 2024, 12:43:04 PM »
Hi, my take from this was to allow it so I did.
No disasters yet  8)

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Re: Avast thinks Avast is a threat
« Reply #6 on: May 13, 2024, 01:29:25 PM »
Hi @Lydia2, can you please generate and send us logs from your Avast installation? The process is described here: https://support.avast.com/en-ww/article/submit-support-file/
Once the logs are generated, please send me the "File ID" of your logs.
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