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John Cummins

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Yahoo email attachments blocked?
« on: November 19, 2011, 01:03:54 AM »
I am attemptiong to download an attachment similar to one I download every week.

Access to the server/site hosting the file to download is blocked.

Have I been hijacked to download from a server not hosting Yahoo email attachments?

Please advise.

URL:   hXXp://68. 142. 206. 10/ya/securedownload?m...
Process:   file://C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chr...
Infection:   al

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Re: Yahoo email attachments blocked?
« Reply #1 on: November 19, 2011, 01:51:40 AM »
is this on yahoo webmail ?.... and it want let you download ?


John Cummins

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Re: Yahoo email attachments blocked?
« Reply #2 on: November 20, 2011, 04:33:36 AM »
Indeed, I am unable to download attachments in my Yahoo webmail sessions.
I can only access attachments to emails with "Network Shield" disabled.

I'm thinking someone has been compromised bu downloading a "bad" attachment, and that resulted in attachments being blocked for all users of the server they came through.

Ideas anyone?  Is there an appeal process?

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Re: Yahoo email attachments blocked?
« Reply #3 on: November 20, 2011, 12:49:31 PM »
I would not have thought that Yahoo had a blanket ban - are the attachments all fronm the same source ?

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Re: Yahoo email attachments blocked?
« Reply #4 on: November 21, 2011, 12:48:13 AM »
No, any source.

Even a single "space" in a text file!

The attachment HOST is blocked, apparently in the vps files for the last week or so.

Can this be fixed?  Please?

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Re: Yahoo email attachments blocked?
« Reply #5 on: November 21, 2011, 12:50:38 AM »
Try reporting it here

http://www.avast.com/en-eu/contact-form.php?loadStyles

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John Cummins

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Re: Yahoo email attachments blocked?
« Reply #6 on: November 21, 2011, 01:33:00 AM »
Thanks!

I did that just now.  Also tried the support forum.

Maybe soon I'll have results.
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Re: Yahoo email attachments blocked?
« Reply #7 on: November 23, 2011, 10:08:19 PM »
Sorry for your inconvenience.
This issue was fixed in today's 0.
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Re: Yahoo email attachments blocked?
« Reply #8 on: December 06, 2011, 08:32:03 PM »
Hello,

I still encountered this issue with a PDF file while downloading it from YMail. I have forwarded the message to a GMail account and the file was downloaded without any problems, not being infected (scanning it after download).

Is the problem still encountered?

With Respect,

Bogdan

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Re: Yahoo email attachments blocked?
« Reply #9 on: December 06, 2011, 10:46:50 PM »