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Offline nissnut

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Is this a fake Avast update or download?
« on: February 18, 2012, 09:09:01 PM »
Hello guys, I just turned on my computer and got an error message from Avast. It said I needed to select fix now or restart the program. After selecting fix now Avast repaired itself and then I got this pop up message.
I just want to know if it is real problem or a false positive.
Here is the url  in question (in case the pic does not load) http://download117.avast.com/iavs5x/prod...
Thanks, Nissnut

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Re: Is this a fake Avast update or download?
« Reply #1 on: February 18, 2012, 09:24:16 PM »
I am having the same problem. This warning keeps popping up.

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Re: Is this a fake Avast update or download?
« Reply #2 on: February 18, 2012, 09:29:05 PM »
Hmmmm......mysterious.   ::)

Anyway, entering tatt URL.....with my iPad i get  404 not found

Urlquery - suspicious
http://urlquery.net/report.php?id=22897

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Re: Is this a fake Avast update or download?
« Reply #3 on: February 18, 2012, 09:38:04 PM »
Anyway, entering tatt URL.....with my iPad i get  404 not found

Hence "..." there is more than just /prod


Example: -http://download714.avast.com/iavs4x/servers.def
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Re: Is this a fake Avast update or download?
« Reply #4 on: February 18, 2012, 09:42:22 PM »
Had same before, now it's ok and avast updated.

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Re: Is this a fake Avast update or download?
« Reply #5 on: February 18, 2012, 09:57:02 PM »
I was having similar problems.. 1st time auto update failed, 2nd time the virus warning popped up.
It seems fine now though.
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Re: Is this a fake Avast update or download?
« Reply #6 on: February 18, 2012, 09:59:03 PM »
Urlquery - suspicious
http://urlquery.net/report.php?id=22897


It will always be suspicious if it can't connect. :P
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Re: Is this a fake Avast update or download?
« Reply #7 on: February 18, 2012, 10:07:41 PM »
Hi all
I'm experiencing the same issue here (randomly)

see, please: http://www.avast.com/en-us/lp-security-information-fp2?p_ext=0&utm_campaign=Virus_alert&utm_source=prg_fav_60_0&utm_medium=prg_systray&utm_content=.%2Ffa%2Fit-it%2Fvirus-alert-challenger2&p_vir=al&p_prc=file://C:\Program%20Files\AVAST%20Software\Avast\setup\avast.setup&p_obj=http://download117.avast.com/iavs5x/servers.def.vpx&p_var=.%2Ffa%2Fit-it%2Fvirus-alert-default2&p_pro=0&p_vep=6&p_ves=0&p_lqa=0&p_lsu=24&p_lst=0&p_lex=292&p_lng=en&p_lid=it-it&p_elm=7&p_vbd=1367

Vista SP2 x86 Avast ! Antivirus v 6.0.1367 free - VPS 120218-1 + Online Armor premium 5.5 + MalwareBytes' Antimalware  Pro( Set not to start when Windows starts)+ Sandboxie 3.64 + Firefox 10.02

I attempted to put hXXtp://download117.avast.com into the Webprotection exclusion list with no scuccess since Avast Network shields cannot be customized

Any idea?

Thank you in advance
« Last Edit: February 18, 2012, 10:09:51 PM by leofelix »


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Re: Is this a fake Avast update or download?
« Reply #9 on: February 18, 2012, 10:14:56 PM »
I am having the same problem and error message appears only if Avast tries to download updates from server download17.avast.com. Other servers - download 116, downlod 787, etc doesn't show any problems.

Is download17.avast com infected?

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Re: Is this a fake Avast update or download?
« Reply #10 on: February 18, 2012, 10:18:19 PM »
avast! marked download177.avast.com as Url:Mal for some reason. We'll have to wait until they confirm that this is false positive or a real threat.
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Re: Is this a fake Avast update or download?
« Reply #11 on: February 18, 2012, 10:20:59 PM »
I am having the same problem and error message appears only if Avast tries to download updates from server download17.avast.com. Other servers - download 116, downlod 787, etc doesn't show any problems.

Is download17.avast com infected?

I  think it is a false positive detection, Avast detects one of its definition updates download directories
see: http://sitecheck.sucuri.net/results/http://download117.avast.com

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Re: Is this a fake Avast update or download?
« Reply #12 on: February 18, 2012, 10:23:36 PM »
From what I can tell (via a quick check of the servers.def list), download.177.avast.com is the only one being alerted on.

Definitely odd.

Report it here, if you haven't already.

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Re: Is this a fake Avast update or download?
« Reply #13 on: February 19, 2012, 03:24:17 AM »


I got the same problem earlier today.  It's either a) Avast is so good it blocks itself or b) Avast had a "derp" moment. Lol.

Anyway, I hope it fixes itself.

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Re: Is this a fake Avast update or download?
« Reply #14 on: February 19, 2012, 03:47:52 AM »
I got this today and called them since the forum was not accessible and I was concerned that Avast had been compromised in its own server or something using its own internet connection.

He did a remote look on my computer and insisted it is not Avast but some problem from faulty Windows or some remnant of some other, incompatible program like a registry key left from a long uninstalled Norton that came with the computer.  He said it would be fixed if I paid a windows service tech every couple months to service the computer.  So after 15 or a while minutes that is what he kept saying caused this, or using ccleaner, various things like that so that Avast could not function properly because of a faulty Windows or something from a 3rd party software and thus gave the message others have reported here.

I am not convinced this is the correct cause, but it is what was told to me by the Avast rep on the phone.