Author Topic: Avast forums and https connection?  (Read 3790 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

street_lethal

  • Guest
Avast forums and https connection?
« on: July 26, 2010, 08:33:03 PM »
I was doing a search for Avast and excessive floppy accessing issues. I noticed a few hits on Google that referenced https://forum.avast.com. Is that legit? Firefox came up with a warning about a invalid certificate, I didn't continue.

"You have asked Firefox to connect
securely to forum.avast.com, but we can't confirm that your connection is secure.

         

Normally, when you try to connect securely,
sites will present trusted identification to prove that you are
going to the right place. However, this site's identity can't be verified.

       

       
       

         
What Should I Do?

         

           

If you usually connect to
this site without problems, this error could mean that someone is
trying to impersonate the site, and you shouldn't continue."
« Last Edit: July 26, 2010, 08:35:00 PM by street_lethal »

Offline Lisandro

  • Avast team
  • Certainly Bot
  • *
  • Posts: 67236
Re: Avast forums and https connection?
« Reply #1 on: July 26, 2010, 08:35:29 PM »
The correct is http and not the https
But I can't see the correlation with floppy accessing issues and that ???
The best things in life are free.

Offline polonus

  • Avast Überevangelist
  • Probably Bot
  • *****
  • Posts: 33667
  • malware fighter
Re: Avast forums and https connection?
« Reply #2 on: July 26, 2010, 08:43:02 PM »
Hi Tech,

The user could land there through a re-directing link from elsewhere, just change to http and no problems,

polonus
Cybersecurity is more of an attitude than anything else. Avast Evangelists.

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

street_lethal

  • Guest
Re: Avast forums and https connection?
« Reply #3 on: July 26, 2010, 08:46:30 PM »
 I noticed on a machine some floppy access for no reason, I thought maybe Avast was doing it. I put in "avast floppy being accessed" into Google to see if people had issues with this, they do. Anyway, the second and third results in Google were hits from https://avast.forum.com. Why would that show up in Google? Is it a mistake on Google's part or is it another site trying to impersonate the Avast forum?

Offline scythe944

  • Avast Evangelist
  • Massive Poster
  • ***
  • Posts: 2913
    • My Tech Blog
Re: Avast forums and https connection?
« Reply #4 on: July 26, 2010, 09:15:30 PM »
I noticed on a machine some floppy access for no reason, I thought maybe Avast was doing it. I put in "avast floppy being accessed" into Google to see if people had issues with this, they do. Anyway, the second and third results in Google were hits from https://avast.forum.com. Why would that show up in Google? Is it a mistake on Google's part or is it another site trying to impersonate the Avast forum?

No, there's no problem.  Avast software just hasn't paid for a third-party certificate for their https connections.  It showed up on google because you searched for those terms, and google found that page. No biggie.
For generic computer (not avast) problems, you can also visit my forum for help: http://www.jacobytech.net/forum

street_lethal

  • Guest
Re: Avast forums and https connection?
« Reply #5 on: July 27, 2010, 01:49:57 AM »
Thanks.

spg SCOTT

  • Guest
Re: Avast forums and https connection?
« Reply #6 on: July 27, 2010, 02:09:08 AM »
As you can see if you search the forum a little, there are a couple of threads on the subject...

The self signed signature (in this case) is an internal thing, a verification for the owner themselves that it is secure...

The only problem is when google starts indexing the https locations as well...

Offline Tarq57

  • Avast Evangelist
  • Massive Poster
  • ***
  • Posts: 3695
  • If at first you don’t succeed; call it version 1.0
Re: Avast forums and https connection?
« Reply #7 on: July 27, 2010, 02:52:20 AM »
Just remove the "s" from "https" in the address bar and refresh the browser to proceed.
Seems to work.
Windows 10,Windows Firewall,Firefox w/Adblock.

SafeSurf

  • Guest
[RESOLVED] Re: Avast forums and https connection?
« Reply #8 on: July 27, 2010, 09:55:55 AM »
street_lethal,

Please go to PROFILE on the top of the main forum page > Modify Profile > Forum Profile Information > Signature.   Enter information about your system like the Operating System (OS), RAM, browser, security software, what version of Avast and firewall you use, and any add-on’s or other items you wish to mention.  See my and other signatures here in this post as examples.  The purpose of this is so that we can offer pertinent advice.

In addition, if you feel that your issue is now resolved/fixed, please go back to the open post in this topic, click the modify button in that Post and change the title/subject, add [Resolved] to the beginning of the title so this thread can be closed.  Thank you.  ;)

Offline scythe944

  • Avast Evangelist
  • Massive Poster
  • ***
  • Posts: 2913
    • My Tech Blog
Re: Avast forums and https connection?
« Reply #9 on: July 27, 2010, 03:28:36 PM »
Quote
In addition, if you feel that your issue is now resolved/fixed, please go back to the open post in this topic, click the modify button in that Post and change the title/subject, add [Resolved] to the beginning of the title so this thread can be closed.  Thank you. 

Yeah, I don't think anybody does that, but it'd be nice if they did!  ;)
For generic computer (not avast) problems, you can also visit my forum for help: http://www.jacobytech.net/forum