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Re: SECURITY WARNINGS & Notices - Please post them here
« Reply #6885 on: June 14, 2023, 03:57:35 PM »

Your essential cybersecurity checklist for safe summer travel

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Here is a checklist to put together ahead of your summer travels.
Following that list will ensure a safe and enjoyable summer vacation.
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Re: SECURITY WARNINGS & Notices - Please post them here
« Reply #6886 on: June 16, 2023, 11:47:41 AM »
Can't find a thread to post this in so I will post here.
I am tired of Avast blocking my downloads from a number of sites because it says they contain URL blacklist. I have been using these sites for years, long before I used Avast, and they are legit sites. Now I have to disable Avast so I can download my files  or updates to files or download other files from legit sites. 
There should be an option to add the sites to a safe list

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« Reply #6887 on: June 16, 2023, 02:11:25 PM »
Can't find a thread to post this in so I will post here.
I am tired of Avast blocking my downloads from a number of sites because it says they contain URL blacklist. I have been using these sites for years, long before I used Avast, and they are legit sites. Now I have to disable Avast so I can download my files  or updates to files or download other files from legit sites. 
There should be an option to add the sites to a safe list

You should start your own 'new topic' as it is unique to you and your problem.  This one is very active and you post will just get buried in the nearly 7000 posts.

Give some examples of the problem domain name/s only not active links (to avoid accidental exposure to suspect site/s), a screen shot attached to the post, with the Details option selected would be helpful.
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Re: SECURITY WARNINGS & Notices - Please post them here
« Reply #6888 on: June 16, 2023, 09:34:48 PM »

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Re: SECURITY WARNINGS & Notices - Please post them here
« Reply #6889 on: June 21, 2023, 01:20:53 PM »
Virus definition updates for Avast version 9/10/11 end in summer 2023

Avast Premium Security for Mac review | Macworld
https://blog.avast.com/virus-definition-updates-eol
It's time to update that OUTDATED version.
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« Reply #6890 on: June 21, 2023, 01:58:18 PM »
Virus definition updates for Avast version 9/10/11 end in summer 2023

Avast Premium Security for Mac review | Macworld
https://blog.avast.com/virus-definition-updates-eol
It's time to update that OUTDATED version.

Interesting, I know someone i the forums that isn't going to like that (still on Avast 10) !

But what I'm unsure about is how the various different Avast program versions differ in the delivery of the virus definitions to make this necessary.  Or are avast considering a new/different delivery system for updates or a major update of the VPS to perhaps give better detections or optimize them again.

I notice from the blog post that it is only offering information on how to update to the latest version.  For many the reason they are using older versions is the operating system/computer they are using.  Perhaps they need to consider making the off-line update for version 12 and above.
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« Reply #6891 on: June 23, 2023, 10:46:55 PM »

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« Reply #6892 on: June 30, 2023, 03:31:08 PM »

Avast Researchers Uncover Disturbing Crowdfunding Scheme

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The scam involves a series of emotionally charged video ads that are shared on YouTube and
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Re: SECURITY WARNINGS & Notices - Please post them here
« Reply #6893 on: July 01, 2023, 06:50:10 PM »

Weekly Security News Roundup w/e 6-30-2023

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« Reply #6894 on: July 07, 2023, 09:27:07 PM »

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« Reply #6895 on: July 15, 2023, 08:16:55 PM »

Weekly Security News Roundup WE 7-14-2023

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« Reply #6896 on: July 21, 2023, 01:27:06 PM »

Unmasking HotRat The hidden dangers in your software downloads

https://youtu.be/KN9XfhiqRX4
Avast researchers have unmasked a sneaky little rat in illegal versions of cracked software.
His name is HotRat and he's coming for your personal info.
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« Reply #6897 on: July 22, 2023, 05:29:20 PM »

Weekly Security News Roundup WE 7-21-2023

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« Reply #6898 on: July 24, 2023, 10:47:57 PM »

Don't Get Hooked - How to Spot Amazon Phishing Scams

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Phishing scams are like a wolf in sheep's clothing.
Don't let the scammer take a bite out of you or your wallet.
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« Reply #6899 on: July 28, 2023, 03:51:58 PM »

Weekly Security News Roundup WE 7-28-2023

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