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nuyoknuyok

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URL: Mal avax.com search
« on: November 11, 2011, 06:22:03 PM »
Hi guys, this is my first post here.
I've been running for a week the trial version of Avast IS (without Avast firewall, it couldn't be installed). Now, every time I try to use the www.avax.com search feature, Avast pops a warning, for instance"URL:mal blocked.Object:http://avaxsearch.com/images/autor.gif .Processus: C:\Program Files\AVAST software\Avast Svc.exe"

This is what I've tried so far: -run Avast full scan -run Malwarebytes full scan -flushed temp files with TFC -run Microsoft Safety Scanner, and they find nothing infected.Could this be a false positive ? Thank you for any help you can give me.

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Re: URL: Mal avax.com search
« Reply #1 on: November 11, 2011, 08:46:31 PM »
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I've been running for a week the trial version of Avast IS (without Avast firewall, it couldn't be installed).
what AV did you have before installing avast ?
have you removed it ?
did you run a removal tool to remove any leftovers ?




The URL:mal is bc you are trying to connect to a website avast does not like...so it is not something in your computer
however checking that URL....Sucuri / URLVoid / UnmaskParasites / VT....all say clean, so it may be a False Positive

urlquery:  http://urlquery.net/report.php?id=8232


« Last Edit: November 11, 2011, 09:02:10 PM by Pondus »

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Re: URL: Mal avax.com search
« Reply #2 on: November 11, 2011, 10:04:46 PM »
Thank you for your answer Pondus.
 
Before installing Avast Internet Security, I had Avast free version, and I did remove it beforehand, but I didn't run any removal tool.

Thank you for checking the URL, and I'm happy that is clean.
It's funny, but if I run the browser (Opera) in Avast Sandbox, Avast doesn't give me any warning on the URL in question.


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Re: URL: Mal avax.com search
« Reply #3 on: November 11, 2011, 10:34:09 PM »
and what did you have before avast free ?

if there are any leftover files from previous installed AV it may create trouble....avast seems to be very grumpy about these

run and reboot - Uninstallers for Security Software
http://thewebatom.net/uninstallers/security-software/



have you tried avast repair ?
For a repair of avast. Windows, Add Remove programs, select 'avast! Anti-Virus,' click the Change/Remove button from the pop-up window, scroll down to Repair, click next and follow.

or remove it with this, reboot and reinstall   http://www.avast.com/en-gb/uninstall-utility


There is also a new beta releas today if you want to try
http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=88214.0




« Last Edit: November 11, 2011, 10:36:03 PM by Pondus »

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Re: URL: Mal avax.com search
« Reply #4 on: November 12, 2011, 01:00:45 AM »
Before Avast a had Norton, and I run Norton uninstalling tool after uninstalling it with Windows Add Remove Programs.

I tried to repair Avast from Windows Add Remove programs as you suggested, but it didn't solve the firewall problem.

I then run the Avast uninstall utility, rebooted and reinstalled Avast, but it failed to install the firewall again.