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Offline DavidR

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Re: Virus in Yahoo mail? False positive?
« Reply #75 on: December 27, 2009, 09:18:02 PM »
I tried the manual update and it  just sits at zero and doesnt  download
 when i go to avast.com  and down load the update, avast refuses to except the update saying i have the current update.
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Try the repair as suggested.
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Re: Virus in Yahoo mail? False positive?
« Reply #76 on: December 27, 2009, 09:23:03 PM »
Have successfully carried out the repair. Will now go and have another try with Yahoo.

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Re: Virus in Yahoo mail? False positive?
« Reply #77 on: December 27, 2009, 09:24:40 PM »
Whoopee. That seems to have fixed it. Thank you sooooo much!

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Re: Virus in Yahoo mail? False positive?
« Reply #78 on: December 27, 2009, 10:05:53 PM »
ahh upate worked, finally lol, thanks :)

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Re: Virus in Yahoo mail? False positive?
« Reply #79 on: December 27, 2009, 10:34:34 PM »
David - thanks for the info.  I've been having problems all day with avast and yahoo.  I followed the repair info you gave and all is well!

Karen

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Re: Virus in Yahoo mail? False positive?
« Reply #80 on: December 27, 2009, 10:51:00 PM »
Many thanks to all, especially David! I have just figured out how to do the repair and this has worked. I love Avast - had problems with Norton in the distant past, so I'm very thankful for this free software that has kept my computer free of viruses for nearly a year. Many many thanks!!! Dione  ;D

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Re: Virus in Yahoo mail? False positive?
« Reply #81 on: December 27, 2009, 11:29:51 PM »
Whoopee. That seems to have fixed it. Thank you sooooo much!

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Re: Virus in Yahoo mail? False positive?
« Reply #82 on: December 27, 2009, 11:31:04 PM »
David - thanks for the info.  I've been having problems all day with avast and yahoo.  I followed the repair info you gave and all is well!

Karen

No problem, glad I could help.

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Re: Virus in Yahoo mail? False positive?
« Reply #83 on: December 27, 2009, 11:33:28 PM »
Many thanks to all, especially David! I have just figured out how to do the repair and this has worked. I love Avast - had problems with Norton in the distant past, so I'm very thankful for this free software that has kept my computer free of viruses for nearly a year. Many many thanks!!! Dione  ;D

No problem, glad I could help.

Fortunately I was wise to Norton from an early stage in computing and have never installed it, I just see enough of the problems in removing it in these forums ;D

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Re: Virus in Yahoo mail? False positive?
« Reply #84 on: December 28, 2009, 01:12:45 AM »

I am also getting virus alerts when I log in to Yahoo Mail - they weren't there last night, but are there now.
EDIT - It's on Yahoo answers too. It seems to be from one of the adverts which is on the screen.

I'm new to this, so am probably doing this wrong.
I've had 2 virus alerts since last night and I can't move them to the chest, I get an error message, same when I try to move/rename or delete, I get this message with a red ribbon across the top, its long and narrow. I've been trying all day to figure out what to do.  I'm afraid to hit "No action" or report as false positive, because I don't know if it is either. says: IRC:Malware-gen  Virus/Worm, can't find it on the list
Its literally driving me nuts. I wasn't able to access the page where you get help. It kept saying my ID or passwords were wrong but they are not. I'm in a fix
Helpppppppppp  Marg

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Re: Virus in Yahoo mail? False positive?
« Reply #85 on: December 28, 2009, 01:22:09 AM »
It think this is unrelated to this particular problem (as this seems to be on your system rather than a yahoo related issue), so it would be best to create your own new topic:

- Please start a New Topic of your own as this seems unrelated to the original subject and will just confuse the topic and we will try to help. 
- Go to this link, http://forum.avast.com/index.php, scroll down to the Viruses and Worms forum and click it, click the New Topic button at the top of the list and post there.

When you create the new topic give the following information:
What is the infected file name, where was it found e.g. (C:\windows\system32\infected-file-name.xxx) ? 
Check the avast! Log Viewer (right click the avast 'a' icon), Warning section, this contains information on all avast detections. C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashLogV.exe
 
- Or check the source file using notepad C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\DATA\log\Warning.log and copy and paste the entry.
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If posting URLs to suspect sites, change the http to hXXp so the link isn't active (clickable) avoiding accidental exposure.

Why it couldn't you move them to the chest, e.g. what error was displayed ?
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Re: Virus in Yahoo mail? False positive?
« Reply #86 on: December 28, 2009, 03:22:32 AM »
mine is about the yieldmanager.com....

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Re: Virus in Yahoo mail? False positive?
« Reply #87 on: December 28, 2009, 03:47:48 AM »
Then update the VPS version as this has been corrected as reported earlier in this topic.

Right click the avast 'a' icon, select Updating, iAVS Update.
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Re: Virus in Yahoo mail? False positive?
« Reply #88 on: December 28, 2009, 10:49:35 AM »
Thank you DavidR - that did the job!

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Re: Virus in Yahoo mail? False positive?
« Reply #89 on: December 28, 2009, 04:07:08 PM »
Thanks DavidR.  After following your advice about using the repair option, the problem is now solved.  ;D