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Offline grapefruit

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"Malicious URL Blocked" keeps popping up
« on: July 24, 2010, 05:07:26 PM »
I installed the latest version of free Avast. Reinstalled program. Ran Malwarebytes Anti Malware Scan in Safe Mode. Pop up continues from Avast; a red square "Malicious URL Blocked"--Avast network shield has blocked a threat's more information "Click". It directs you to Avast web site & it  wants to sign you up for a paid subscription. I cancel the pop up and it reapears in 5 to 20 seconds.

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Re: "Malicious URL Blocked" keeps popping up
« Reply #1 on: July 24, 2010, 05:36:47 PM »
avast does not redirects you or ask for sign up.
You most probably was a victim of a fraudulent program.
Can you post more info about the url and the virus warning?
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Re: "Malicious URL Blocked" keeps popping up
« Reply #2 on: July 24, 2010, 07:14:25 PM »
avast does not redirects you or ask for sign up.
You most probably was a victim of a fraudulent program.
Can you post more info about the url and the virus warning?

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Re: "Malicious URL Blocked" keeps popping up
« Reply #3 on: July 25, 2010, 02:08:56 AM »
Below is Web page I am directed to. I tried to copy & paste below but not much of web page shows. Is there anything else I can do?
Thanks


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Offline lormahoykyd2007

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"Malicious URL Blocked" keeps popping up
« Reply #4 on: August 25, 2010, 09:10:33 AM »
I am having the same problem and mine is avast flagging my zynga toolbar as the malicious activity. Is there anyway to exclude MY software from setting off as BS attempt by Avast to get me to buy a product. Yes I was well am sent to a buy AVAST page when you click on the more information button.

Offline lynnm

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Re: "Malicious URL Blocked" keeps popping up
« Reply #5 on: August 25, 2010, 10:21:28 AM »
same is happening to me... do we need to worry?

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Re: "Malicious URL Blocked" keeps popping up
« Reply #6 on: August 25, 2010, 11:08:28 AM »
Hello,
zynga toolbar was a false it'll be fixed in next VPS.
Best regards
Jan Sirmer

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Re: "Malicious URL Blocked" keeps popping up
« Reply #7 on: August 25, 2010, 02:34:56 PM »
same issue here with zynga toolbar....was working fine yesterday morning/afternoon....but last night getting blocked also this morning

thank you for any information...
have a great day........

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Re: "Malicious URL Blocked" keeps popping up
« Reply #8 on: August 25, 2010, 07:40:17 PM »
Thanks for fixing it !!!!!!!!!!!!!! Have a great day !!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Re: "Malicious URL Blocked" keeps popping up
« Reply #9 on: August 29, 2010, 02:31:23 PM »
Hello,
zynga toolbar was a false it'll be fixed in next VPS.
Best regards
Jan Sirmer

You need to fix it again - Avast blocked it again after updating this morning.

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Re: "Malicious URL Blocked" keeps popping up
« Reply #10 on: August 29, 2010, 03:14:10 PM »
yep...  ??? ::) :-\

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Re: "Malicious URL Blocked" keeps popping up
« Reply #11 on: August 29, 2010, 03:40:58 PM »
Hello,
fixed again.
Sorry for troubles.
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Offline lynnm

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Re: "Malicious URL Blocked" keeps popping up
« Reply #12 on: August 29, 2010, 03:51:37 PM »
um... not  :-[ got it when I picked up on this reply

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Re: "Malicious URL Blocked" keeps popping up
« Reply #13 on: August 29, 2010, 04:29:13 PM »
um... not  :-[ got it when I picked up on this reply

Do you mean, you are still getting the alert on zynga.com or you are no longer getting the alert ?

See image, just visited and no alert, ensure that you have the latest virus definitions version installed.
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Re: "Malicious URL Blocked" keeps popping up
« Reply #14 on: August 29, 2010, 04:54:10 PM »
um... not  :-[ got it when I picked up on this reply

Do you mean, you are still getting the alert on zynga.com or you are no longer getting the alert ?

See image, just visited and no alert, ensure that you have the latest virus definitions version installed.

There hasn't been a new push of definitions since 2am - which was the push that messed it up again.  The update may have been done internally, but I keep trying to grab a new definition in avast, and theres nada.

Also note: The Zynga.com itself website doesn't have the issue popup, its only the toolbar.
« Last Edit: August 29, 2010, 05:14:40 PM by resa1983 »