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Re: giveawayoftheday.com is now blocked by avast???
« Reply #45 on: October 26, 2010, 01:36:37 PM »
works now :)
on firefox

If it works with firefox, then it will work on the rest of the browsers too.
It wasn't a browser specific but a website block. :)
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Re: giveawayoftheday.com is now blocked by avast???
« Reply #46 on: October 26, 2010, 02:50:45 PM »
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Re: giveawayoftheday.com is now blocked by avast???
« Reply #47 on: October 26, 2010, 04:01:22 PM »
Yes, this was corrected in Virus Definitions update 011026-0
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Re: giveawayoftheday.com is now blocked by avast???
« Reply #48 on: October 26, 2010, 05:04:07 PM »
GAOTD was blocked earlier but now I can access it. latest virus definition 101026-0

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Re: giveawayoftheday.com is now blocked by avast???
« Reply #49 on: October 27, 2010, 02:07:54 AM »
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avast have removed this URL from their URL blocker
likewise, HostsMan also appears to have lifted their block
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Re: giveawayoftheday.com is now blocked by avast???
« Reply #50 on: October 27, 2010, 01:28:19 PM »
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avast have removed this URL from their URL blocker
likewise, HostsMan also appears to have lifted their block
HostsMan is a HOSTS file manager.

The hpHosts HOSTS file still blocks it:
http://hosts-file.net/?s=giveawayoftheday.com&x=21&y=8 <== • MMT - Sites engaged in the use of misleading marketing tactics This classification is assigned to sites that use misleading tactics to push applications (e.g. affiliate sites peddling a program as a free removal tool when infact it's a free scan only) or websites.

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Re: giveawayoftheday.com is now blocked by avast???
« Reply #51 on: October 27, 2010, 01:46:57 PM »
yes right, is still blocked by hosts file
I'll have to open HostsMan and put the url on the Exclusion list

When I checked, I thought I had restarted my browser but maybe I hadn't

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Re: giveawayoftheday.com is now blocked by avast???
« Reply #52 on: October 27, 2010, 03:02:12 PM »
When I checked, I thought I had restarted my browser but maybe I hadn't

You have to stop the browser then re-start it to have the new HOSTS file recognised.

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Re: giveawayoftheday.com is now blocked by avast???
« Reply #53 on: October 27, 2010, 03:32:42 PM »
I think maybe I was in a rush at the time.

And the block?
- a lot of the products advertised on GAOTD have keylogger or keylogger type functionality
- some of the routine used to promote 'software informer' could be considered intrusive
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