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Re: "Malicious URL Detected" -- Is this an advertising ploy by Avast?
« Reply #30 on: April 16, 2011, 09:48:23 PM »
Essexboy:  Avast would not post the Notepad log.  It's too long.  Is there somewhere else I can send it?  Sue

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Re: "Malicious URL Detected" -- Is this an advertising ploy by Avast?
« Reply #31 on: April 16, 2011, 10:00:06 PM »
Could you attach the log please it should fit as long as it is saved in the native ansi format

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Re: "Malicious URL Detected" -- Is this an advertising ploy by Avast?
« Reply #32 on: April 18, 2011, 01:55:59 AM »
Hey, Essexboy! What happened to the OP.
I stopped trying to help when you, with more experience, started to help (I knew when to sit back and watch). I was following this thread to learn more.
I wonder if her issue was resolved.  ???
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Re: "Malicious URL Detected" -- Is this an advertising ploy by Avast?
« Reply #33 on: April 18, 2011, 08:31:08 PM »
Aye she skipped over to G2G and we were working from PM there due to the upload restrictions here - Basically it was a search toolbar and a very full IE temp... Ie was using cached data when it went to the website hence the alerts ...  I believe - just waiting for final results now

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Re: "Malicious URL Detected" -- Is this an advertising ploy by Avast?
« Reply #34 on: April 18, 2011, 08:39:59 PM »
Possibly a good first step is to have OP's first clear their temp internet cache, temp files, something which I always used to do before kicking off an on-demand scan.

Mainly as there is no need to scan temp files, clear them to start with and cut down on the overhead.
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Re: "Malicious URL Detected" -- Is this an advertising ploy by Avast?
« Reply #35 on: April 18, 2011, 08:40:48 PM »
Aye it is amazing what hides there  ;D

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Re: "Malicious URL Detected" -- Is this an advertising ploy by Avast?
« Reply #36 on: April 21, 2011, 03:04:13 AM »
Aye she skipped over to G2G and we were working from PM there due to the upload restrictions here - Basically it was a search toolbar and a very full IE temp... Ie was using cached data when it went to the website hence the alerts ...  I believe - just waiting for final results now
What does G2G mean?
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Re: "Malicious URL Detected" -- Is this an advertising ploy by Avast?
« Reply #37 on: April 21, 2011, 03:19:28 AM »
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Re: "Malicious URL Detected" -- Is this an advertising ploy by Avast?
« Reply #38 on: April 21, 2011, 06:48:59 PM »
Slight setback she went on a game site and got best malware - but that is now fixed after a quick OTS and MBAM