Author Topic: Avast is turning into an anti-piracy antivirus  (Read 696 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline AvasTony70100

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Posts: 2
Avast is turning into an anti-piracy antivirus
« on: May 21, 2024, 08:53:42 PM »
Avast is blocking websites with copyrighted content as "URL:Blacklist" or "URL:Scam", when actually, those websites doesn't have any virus. That's against the freedom of expression. Are websites to watch TV shows and movies free and without pay any streaming, not virus.
« Last Edit: May 27, 2024, 01:25:42 AM by AvasTony70100 »

Offline DavidR

  • Avast Überevangelist
  • Certainly Bot
  • *****
  • Posts: 89427
  • No support PMs thanks
Re: Avast is turning into an anti-piracy antivirus
« Reply #1 on: May 21, 2024, 09:04:22 PM »
Freedom of expression doesn't extend to copying copyrighted products - that said Avast isn't concerned with that and it isn't why Avast alerts - it is because Avast has it categorised as  "URL:Blacklist" or "URL:Scam".  Which isn't based on copying copyrighted products.

Since you don't provide any details, e.g. screenshots of the Avast alert window with the Details option selected, it is somewhat difficult for anyone to investigate.

To be clear I don't work for Avast, just an Avast user.
Windows 10 Home 64bit/ Acer Aspire F15/ Intel Core i5 7200U 2.5GHz, 8GB DDR4 memory, 256GB SSD, 1TB HDD/ avast! free 24.6.6121 (build 24.6.9241.848) UI 1.0.809/ Firefox, uBlock Origin, uMatrix/ MailWasher Pro/ Avast! Mobile Security

Offline Claudiu7

  • Jr. Member
  • **
  • Posts: 66
Re: Avast is turning into an anti-piracy antivirus
« Reply #2 on: May 23, 2024, 01:01:09 AM »

" just an Avast user"
You passed the point of an un-biased user long time ago.

You are an Avast Evangelist....

Offline DavidR

  • Avast Überevangelist
  • Certainly Bot
  • *****
  • Posts: 89427
  • No support PMs thanks
Re: Avast is turning into an anti-piracy antivirus
« Reply #3 on: May 23, 2024, 01:35:46 AM »
That is a forum grade just as Jr. Member and Newbie is.
It is based on post count alone, the fact that I have been an avast free user and helper on the forums for a very long time.

I say it as I see it, simple.
Windows 10 Home 64bit/ Acer Aspire F15/ Intel Core i5 7200U 2.5GHz, 8GB DDR4 memory, 256GB SSD, 1TB HDD/ avast! free 24.6.6121 (build 24.6.9241.848) UI 1.0.809/ Firefox, uBlock Origin, uMatrix/ MailWasher Pro/ Avast! Mobile Security

Offline Claudiu7

  • Jr. Member
  • **
  • Posts: 66
Re: Avast is turning into an anti-piracy antivirus
« Reply #4 on: May 23, 2024, 02:14:10 AM »
"I have been an avast free user and helper on the forums for a very long time."

Hence biased!

Offline DavidR

  • Avast Überevangelist
  • Certainly Bot
  • *****
  • Posts: 89427
  • No support PMs thanks
Re: Avast is turning into an anti-piracy antivirus
« Reply #5 on: May 23, 2024, 02:48:56 AM »
"I have been an avast free user and helper on the forums for a very long time."

Hence biased!

Bullshit, you certainly don't know me.

I call it as I see it even when I disagree with or when that contradicts Avast decisions.

I see you offering zero help of any kind to the OP.

Windows 10 Home 64bit/ Acer Aspire F15/ Intel Core i5 7200U 2.5GHz, 8GB DDR4 memory, 256GB SSD, 1TB HDD/ avast! free 24.6.6121 (build 24.6.9241.848) UI 1.0.809/ Firefox, uBlock Origin, uMatrix/ MailWasher Pro/ Avast! Mobile Security

Offline mchain

  • Avast Evangelist
  • Ultra Poster
  • ***
  • Posts: 5712
  • Spartan Warrior
Re: Avast is turning into an anti-piracy antivirus
« Reply #6 on: May 24, 2024, 08:58:09 AM »
Point of consideration:  These symptoms can arise from the use of a VPN.  Attempting to view source streaming content in another country can, and does result in blocks, sometimes with alerts associated with them.

OP may have omitted this fact, just so you know. 

Websites with the .xyz domain are notorious for nefarious content, and Avast does block these domains as a matter of course.

Again, the OP failed to give examples.
Windows 10 Home 64-bit 22H2 Microsoft Windows Defender - Windows 11 Home 23H2 - Windows 11 Pro 23H2 Avast Premier Security version 24.4.6112 (build 24.4.9067.762) UI version 1.0.803