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tomjames

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Malicious URL blocked.
« on: November 23, 2011, 02:03:50 PM »
Hi,

   For the past couple of days I am getting "Malicious URL Blocked" error message when I tried to download any email attachments from my yahoo mail. I can view/download attachments from my gmail and live accounts without any problems. But when avast! shiledsa are disabled everything is working fine. I have windows xp professional sp3 with avast 6.0.1289 installed. I tried to add exclusion for yahoo mail in the Script Shiled and Web Shiled. But no go. There are no entries in the Virus Chest too. I tried to repair avast and even I did a clean reinstallation using the removal tool from avast. But still no go. Please help me to fix this..

Regards,

Tom

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Re: Malicious URL blocked.
« Reply #1 on: November 23, 2011, 02:06:55 PM »
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For the past couple of days I am getting "Malicious URL Blocked" error message when I tried to download any email attachments from my yahoo mail
http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=88666.0

tomjames

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Re: Malicious URL blocked.
« Reply #2 on: November 23, 2011, 02:16:52 PM »
Hi Pondus..

 Thanks alot for the quick reply. But do you have any idea about how long dose it take to get a reply from avast! guys?

Regards

Tom

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Re: Malicious URL blocked.
« Reply #3 on: November 23, 2011, 02:51:19 PM »
nope...they usually dont reply   :-\   

did you use the online report form ?

if lucky they may comment here

tomjames

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Re: Malicious URL blocked.
« Reply #4 on: November 23, 2011, 03:29:03 PM »
 did you use the online report form ?

How can I access the online report form?

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Re: Malicious URL blocked.
« Reply #5 on: November 23, 2011, 03:32:25 PM »
Try reporting it here

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

you may add a link to this topic

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Re: Malicious URL blocked.
« Reply #6 on: November 23, 2011, 10:10:14 PM »
Sorry for your inconvenience.
This issue was fixed in today's 0.
Jan
« Last Edit: November 24, 2011, 10:57:50 AM by Sirmer »

tomjames

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Re: Malicious URL blocked.
« Reply #7 on: November 24, 2011, 09:08:19 PM »
Thanks alot Sirmer all the guys in avast! forum for the quick reply.

Regards

Tom :)

avastluw

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Re: Malicious URL blocked.
« Reply #8 on: December 01, 2011, 05:04:15 PM »
One of my friend got this error message " Malicious URL Blocked "  today,when he tried to download attachments from Yahoo.I recommended him to update both the programme and virus definitons.But no use.

avastluw

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Re: Malicious URL blocked.
« Reply #9 on: December 06, 2011, 09:25:19 PM »
Just now my friend got the same issue.I think if we click on the attachment, Norton online scanner will come up. that is creating the problem with avast

any ideas ??

ady4um

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Re: Malicious URL blocked.
« Reply #10 on: December 06, 2011, 10:01:43 PM »
Just now my friend got the same issue.I think if we click on the attachment, Norton online scanner will come up. that is creating the problem with avast

any ideas ??

Is your friend using the latest program version and the latest definitions version?

avastluw

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Re: Malicious URL blocked.
« Reply #11 on: December 06, 2011, 10:14:39 PM »
Yes.The network shield is blocking the attachment.

He is using the updated avast.
the same false positive of last week, came again

Riles

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Re: Malicious URL blocked.
« Reply #12 on: December 06, 2011, 10:41:04 PM »
New to forum - having the same issue as note below using Yahoo mail and trying to open legitimate Word attachments - any advice would be appreciated thanks.

- just happened todayYahoo mail has a PDF attachment from a valid source. This is a legitimate attachment that was expected from a bank, not just a random email.
Clicking on Open or Download causes Avast to show the red message and block a "malicious URL".
This has to be a false positive. Yahoo certifies they scanned the message with Norton. If I disable Avast, download the file and scan with avast, it is clean. This is happening with other pdf attachments on yahoo today as well.


MikeRepairs

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Re: Malicious URL blocked.
« Reply #13 on: December 06, 2011, 10:45:52 PM »
+1

Here is my post, it has the URL
http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=90020.0

ady4um

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Re: Malicious URL blocked.
« Reply #14 on: December 06, 2011, 11:15:40 PM »
Also
http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=88666.0

I guess this issue probably will be "re-resolved" in a couple of definitions updates, just as last week.