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drhayden1

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yahoo gotta be false positive
« on: December 27, 2009, 02:03:32 PM »
just after updating to new updates on avast i can't get to my yahoo home page
anyone else getting this ::) :P :)

spg SCOTT

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Re: yahoo gotta be false positive
« Reply #1 on: December 27, 2009, 02:08:10 PM »
Hi drhayden1,

Apparently...
http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=52692.0

-Scott-

drhayden1

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Re: yahoo gotta be false positive
« Reply #2 on: December 27, 2009, 02:13:14 PM »
Ok thanks spg SCOTT :)
hope it will be corrected soon
have to turn off avast to check my yahoo mail and such ??? ::)

spg SCOTT

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Re: yahoo gotta be false positive
« Reply #3 on: December 27, 2009, 02:15:16 PM »
The weird thing is, I'm not getting what you get...all I get is the network shield blocking the ad site...
Is it when you sign in or something?

hope it will be corrected soon
That is if it is wrong...

CharleyO

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Re: yahoo gotta be false positive
« Reply #4 on: December 27, 2009, 02:22:36 PM »
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Ok thanks spg SCOTT :)
hope it will be corrected soon
have to turn off avast to check my yahoo mail and such ??? ::)


This is not a good idea unless you want to infect your computer. You should know better ... but it is your choice.


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spg SCOTT

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Re: yahoo gotta be false positive
« Reply #5 on: December 27, 2009, 02:26:56 PM »
I would have to agree with CharleyO, It MAY be a FP, but until ALWIL say anything, we don't know yet...

YoKenny

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Re: yahoo gotta be false positive
« Reply #6 on: December 27, 2009, 02:28:53 PM »
Please read:
Every 3.6 seconds a website is infected
http://www.scmagazineus.com/every-36-seconds-a-website-is-infected/article/140414

It is a FP and will be corrected in about 30 minutes.
« Last Edit: December 27, 2009, 03:27:51 PM by YoKenny »

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Re: yahoo gotta be false positive
« Reply #7 on: December 27, 2009, 03:24:28 PM »
Hi Dan,

Haven't we been here before: JS:ScriptIP-inf [Trj] :  http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=52692.msg446437#msg446437
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this false positive will be corrected in new vps update in about 30 minutes. We are blocking ads from yieldmanager.com (by mistake because they were in our stats as distributor of Fake Antivirus websites).
Might be a FP, and if that is so will be corrected (ask jsejtko to confirm)

Damian
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Use NoScript, a limited user account and a virtual machine and be safe(r)!

Joe S

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Re: yahoo gotta be false positive
« Reply #8 on: December 27, 2009, 03:50:36 PM »
I got the same thing. They better straighten out their screening process before they release updates. Last month was a big disaster. I hope it's not a sign of things to come.
Joe

YoKenny

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Re: yahoo gotta be false positive
« Reply #9 on: December 27, 2009, 04:03:50 PM »
Joe S, Malwarebytes Anti-Malware (MBAM) has false positives and they fix them as promptly as possible.


spg SCOTT

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Re: yahoo gotta be false positive
« Reply #10 on: December 27, 2009, 04:06:14 PM »
I got the same thing. They better straighten out their screening process before they release updates. Last month was a big disaster. I hope it's not a sign of things to come.
Joe

This is not comparable IMO, this was a case of one ad company site that was blocked. it is the case that many site use these ads (which many people simply block...) to make money. the incedent you are referring to was MANY files on pcs....

drhayden1

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Re: yahoo gotta be false positive
« Reply #11 on: December 27, 2009, 05:39:54 PM »
got smart and didn't turn avast to go to yahoo ::) ;)
seems to be fixed now...had another update for avast 8)



sharon_brownlie

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Re: yahoo gotta be false positive
« Reply #12 on: December 27, 2009, 05:54:54 PM »
Yipee!!! Good old avast........all sorted now.

Joe S

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Re: yahoo gotta be false positive
« Reply #13 on: December 27, 2009, 11:00:23 PM »
spg Scott
It may not be as serious as the last disaster but how many of these glitches are people going to put up with before they dump Avast? On top of the definition problem I wasn't the only one that got Antivirus Live that slipped through.  I realize this extremely complex for them to deal with. I think they need to review their screening testing process since this is the second bad update in about a month and see if they are doing something different. What good is an antivirus program that is getting faulty updates causing alarms? If there is an alert are we supposed to check here first before taking action to keep the entire system getting corrupted? I've used Avast for several years now but am starting to have second thoughts on reliability. How many oops are people going to put up with? Until they straighten this out I can't honestly recommend Avast to anybody.
Joe

YoKenny

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Re: yahoo gotta be false positive
« Reply #14 on: December 27, 2009, 11:32:22 PM »
Joe S

Why don't you un-install avast! and install AVG or Avira then you can complain to them about their false positives and poor performance.