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Offline sunsets44

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Twitter is blocked
« on: June 10, 2024, 06:55:06 AM »
When trying to access Twitter either by using twitter . com or x . com, I get it's blocked because of URL:Phishing. It happens in Firefox and Chrome.

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Re: Twitter is blocked
« Reply #1 on: June 10, 2024, 12:13:13 PM »
No issue here and Firefox is my default browser.

A screenshot of the Avast Alert window with the Details option selected might help.
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Re: Twitter is blocked
« Reply #2 on: June 10, 2024, 02:19:47 PM »
It started blocking it after I did a virus definitions update and ran smart scan.


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Re: Twitter is blocked
« Reply #3 on: June 10, 2024, 06:22:47 PM »
First ensure that you have the latest Avast Program version and Virus Definitions are also up to date.

Were you actually trying to connect at that URL in your screenshot ?

I don't know what the /?mx=2 is for if that is the issue (are you aware of it and were you trying to connect to that ?).

I tried connecting to the URL in your screenshot and it didn't alert, it just redirected me to the main domain requesting I login or join, but no alert.
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Re: Twitter is blocked
« Reply #4 on: June 10, 2024, 06:28:30 PM »
I have been having trouble attaching my image to the last post.
So here goes again.
« Last Edit: June 10, 2024, 06:30:27 PM by DavidR »
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Re: Twitter is blocked
« Reply #5 on: June 10, 2024, 07:56:38 PM »
I feel really dumb. On the log in page, down at the bottom, it has a pop up saying they changed the URL I did a google search, and they changed it to x.com.

I can only connect to it if I also use ?mx2=  It will not redirect or connect without it. I have no idea what ?mx2=  is or means.

I apologize for my post. I should have done more googling before I posted.
« Last Edit: June 10, 2024, 08:04:22 PM by sunsets44 »

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Re: Twitter is blocked
« Reply #6 on: June 10, 2024, 09:51:59 PM »
Not a problem, happy that you have found the cause.
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Re: Twitter is blocked
« Reply #7 on: June 11, 2024, 12:03:13 AM »
I feel really dumb. On the log in page, down at the bottom, it has a pop up saying they changed the URL I did a google search, and they changed it to x.com.

I can only connect to it if I also use ?mx2=  It will not redirect or connect without it. I have no idea what ?mx2=  is or means.

I apologize for my post. I should have done more googling before I posted.

That's still really weird because i'm not getting that issue. Granted, i'm using Chrome, but if I use twitter . com it just redirects me to x.