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user65

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Malware Blocked - False Positive?
« on: March 21, 2011, 10:07:28 PM »
Working with avast free on my windows 7 running firefox.

I am getting MALWARE BLOCKED popup off of two news sources I regularly check.

hrrp://frontpagemag.com/|>{gzip}

I'm trying to access hrrp://frontpagemag.com when I get this error. Happens with hrrp://newsrealblog.com as well.

I turn off my AV and site works/loads fine.

thisiscool

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Re: Malware Blocked - False Positive?
« Reply #1 on: March 21, 2011, 10:10:43 PM »
Working with avast free on my windows 7 running firefox.

I am getting MALWARE BLOCKED popup off of two news sources I regularly check.

hrrp://frontpagemag.com/|>{gzip}

I'm trying to access hrrp://frontpagemag.com when I get this error. Happens with hrrp://newsrealblog.com as well.

I turn off my AV and site works/loads fine.

i must say it's a good idea, so if itsn't a fp, then your pc is now infected :)
just send a sample to avast..

doktornotor

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Re: Malware Blocked - False Positive?
« Reply #2 on: March 21, 2011, 10:14:10 PM »
I turn off my AV and site works/loads fine.

If you need to ask whether it's a FP or not, then the above is an extremely bad idea unless you run a sandboxed browser.  ::)

For suspected FPs use this form to submit to Avast: http://www.avast.com/contact-form.php?loadStyles

spg SCOTT

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Re: Malware Blocked - False Positive?
« Reply #3 on: March 21, 2011, 10:18:36 PM »
Hi user65, welcome to the forum :)

I appears that avast is alerting on ads, similar to other threads in the forum...

Scott

rob108

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Re: Malware Blocked - False Positive?
« Reply #4 on: March 21, 2011, 10:28:28 PM »
Why doesn't the warning box have any clickable links so that we can investigate the threat found?
Also is there any way to turn off the voice message that it's updated 3-4 times a day?

user65

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Re: Malware Blocked - False Positive?
« Reply #5 on: March 21, 2011, 10:29:20 PM »
Thank you for the confirmation.

doktornotor

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Re: Malware Blocked - False Positive?
« Reply #6 on: March 21, 2011, 10:30:01 PM »
Why doesn't the warning box have any clickable links so that we can investigate the threat found?

???  ::) So that you can conveniently infect yourself?  ::) ???

spg SCOTT

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Re: Malware Blocked - False Positive?
« Reply #7 on: March 21, 2011, 10:38:35 PM »
Why doesn't the warning box have any clickable links so that we can investigate the threat found?
Also is there any way to turn off the voice message that it's updated 3-4 times a day?

Welcome to the forum rob108 :)

Look at the settings - sounds options.


As for the topic, and the related ad site,
It is listed in HpHosts: http://hosts-file.net/?s=uac.advertising.com  <-- Engaged in Phishing, interestingly, added in 2009 (24-01-2009)
Not sure what to make of that really...
« Last Edit: March 21, 2011, 10:43:28 PM by spg SCOTT »

kstev99

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Re: Malware Blocked - False Positive?
« Reply #8 on: March 21, 2011, 10:50:16 PM »
Starting today, I started getting malware alert for Weather Underground site
 [http://www.wunderground.com/cgi-bin/findweather/getForecast?query=zmw:60290.1.99999]
Infection: HTML:Script-inf
Connection aborted

I'm thinking this must be a false positive with the latest definitions

joe-lee

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Re: Malware Blocked - False Positive?
« Reply #9 on: March 21, 2011, 11:15:48 PM »
I too get the Malware blocked notice. Just started today, 3/21/11. I go to this web site everyday to get my emails. http://Http://att.my.yahoo.com

Everytime I come back to the page Avast gives me the warning.

Also during my emails I would get the notice on some of them. The ads do change with different emails.

Jon D

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Re: Malware Blocked - False Positive?
« Reply #10 on: March 21, 2011, 11:23:02 PM »
I also started getting malware popups on multiple sites just today. Seems to be a lot of twitter activity of Avast malware popups starting today. What gives?

kubecj

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Re: Malware Blocked - False Positive?
« Reply #11 on: March 21, 2011, 11:24:23 PM »
This is false positive, fixed in internal version. We'll push it out ASAP.

Gemini66

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Re: Malware Blocked - False Positive?
« Reply #12 on: March 21, 2011, 11:29:13 PM »
I had heard from another source that They have been trying to get people to BUY their internet security program.  I've also been getting these blocked malware warnings.  Everytime I open MY yahoo.  Then it tells me to go to Avast's site and tells me I shouldl update to their latest program.  Sorry I already have the latest  of the FREE Avast and quite happy with it.
If this is force feeding us to BUY this new program. Stop with the fake alerts

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Re: Malware Blocked - False Positive?
« Reply #13 on: March 21, 2011, 11:30:28 PM »
Somehow I do not feel this is an advertising ploy - that is the landing page for any virus alert you get

doktornotor

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Re: Malware Blocked - False Positive?
« Reply #14 on: March 21, 2011, 11:31:04 PM »
I had heard from another source that They have been trying to get people to BUY their internet security program.  I've also been getting these blocked malware warnings.  Everytime I open MY yahoo.  Then it tells me to go to Avast's site and tells me I shouldl update to their latest program.  Sorry I already have the latest  of the FREE Avast and quite happy with it.
If this is force feeding us to BUY this new program. Stop with the fake alerts

Thanks for the conspiracy theory. The inconvenient reality is stated just one post before yours, and trust me that people prefer sleeping at night to fixing a buggy VPS version.  ::)