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Offline QueenPendragon

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Search Results Alarms
« on: July 29, 2011, 11:10:04 PM »
Can a website's icon have a virus on it? I occasionally get an alert from Avast about preventing a crash while Googling something, and usually the problem site is one of the links in my search results, even though I never clicked it.

oh and while I'm at it, how do site previews work, the Firefox add on? Does it actually access the webpage to give the preview? Is it dangerous to use a lot of previews? (Avast hasn't warned me of any dangers so far)

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Re: Search Results Alarms
« Reply #1 on: July 29, 2011, 11:16:07 PM »
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I occasionally get an alert from Avast about preventing a crash.....
do you mean it has blocked a malware URL ?

can you post a screenshot of the pop-up

Offline QueenPendragon

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Re: Search Results Alarms
« Reply #2 on: July 29, 2011, 11:20:34 PM »
I don't have one atm, I'll have to do it if it happens again. It's the red and yellow that says the web shield blocked something.

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Re: Search Results Alarms
« Reply #3 on: July 29, 2011, 11:23:18 PM »
if you have not restarted since last time..

right click avast tray icon "show last pop-up" click the pin in top right corner to make it stay on screen

Offline QueenPendragon

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Re: Search Results Alarms
« Reply #4 on: July 29, 2011, 11:26:03 PM »
It was a while ago, so, yeah, restarted several(many) times. I'll just wait and pass it along next time it happens, if it happens again.

Sometimes I think it may be a hack (of the site) or something, I Googled one of the same queries this time (a group called Big Cat Rescue) and nothing popped up.
« Last Edit: July 30, 2011, 07:37:22 AM by QueenPendragon »