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What's going on with the forum name??
« on: March 22, 2008, 05:05:52 PM »
Since our little foray to the other forum this morning I noticed something on this forum.

more details in FWF's thread

http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=34039.0
« Last Edit: March 22, 2008, 06:46:41 PM by oldman »

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Re: New forum section name?
« Reply #1 on: March 22, 2008, 05:09:10 PM »
Well when I clicked on my links this morning to avast I didn't know what in heck happened.  Couldn't read a word of it...
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Re: New forum section name?
« Reply #2 on: March 22, 2008, 05:23:27 PM »
I also noticed that the email notification heading has changed.
It used to look like this:
from    avast!WEBforum

This morning the notifications have the following heading:
from    Diskusní fóra ALWIL Software

I was also signed out this morning and had a problem signing back in.

An explanation from Alwil would be greatly appreciated.
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Re: New forum section name?
« Reply #3 on: March 22, 2008, 05:31:21 PM »
I was also logged out, but no problems getting in. As soon as the forum/server not available or similar screen disappeared, I signed in. So I was here pretty close to the time the link was corrected.

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Re: New forum section name?
« Reply #4 on: March 22, 2008, 05:33:28 PM »
I just want to make sure this is still the avast! support forum and not a surprise.
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Re: New forum section name?
« Reply #5 on: March 22, 2008, 05:34:23 PM »
I had just installed an analogue clock from snapfiles,when Avast forum came up in Czech or something.I thought for a second they were related  ;D

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Re: New forum section name?
« Reply #6 on: March 22, 2008, 05:37:39 PM »
I just want to make sure this is still the avast! support forum and not a surprise.

Well, I see my avatar and your smiling face, so I'm sure we are in the right place.

But an explaination would be nice along with the correction of the name. I wasn't sure if I should click it or not at first.

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Re: New forum section name?
« Reply #7 on: March 22, 2008, 05:40:00 PM »
If this is indeed a hijack, and a good one, then it would have included all the avatars.... :'(
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Re: New forum section name?
« Reply #8 on: March 22, 2008, 05:46:12 PM »
If it's that good of a hijack, my hats off to them. They even where considerate enough to include all my messages and settings.  ;D

Seriously though, if it was just a misplaced link on the server, you'd think the pages would have remained the same.

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Re: New forum section name?
« Reply #9 on: March 22, 2008, 05:52:13 PM »
I just though the forums was down for maintenance, etc. and it redirected to the asw.cz forum, I also couldn't even logon as my user name and password weren't recognised in the other forum.

When I was eventually able to get in to the forums.avast.com, site the Home Page Title had changed.
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<title>Diskusní fóra ALWIL Software - Index</title>
So I wonder if the asw.cz forum has an English title ;D

I guess normal service will resume in due course.
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Re: New forum section name?
« Reply #10 on: March 22, 2008, 05:59:12 PM »
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So I wonder if the asw.cz forum has an English title

Maybe now it does, last time I was there it wasn't in english.

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Re: New forum section name?
« Reply #11 on: March 22, 2008, 06:01:24 PM »
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They even where considerate enough to include all my messages and settings.  ;D

I sure an grateful to them, makes the whole being hacked seem less like an "oh crap... :o" moment  :D


But yea, im sure was just a mix up on the server, at first i just thought my ability to read had somehow gone but then released i could read the other tabs  ::) xD

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Re: New forum section name?
« Reply #12 on: March 22, 2008, 06:15:12 PM »
I have the screenshot attached.
On the other side we have a little practice in reading Chech. Interesting :)

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Re: What's going on with the forum name??
« Reply #13 on: March 22, 2008, 06:20:05 PM »
Now that i think about it, i saw that page popup that you posted psw (shortly before the whole redirect incident) but i thought i had clicked an ad or link from one of the sites i was on in another tab...

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Re: What's going on with the forum name??
« Reply #14 on: March 22, 2008, 06:25:16 PM »
It was an exploit attempt, unfortunately one that avast! missed but you should be safe unless you were using an out of date version of IE.

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