Author Topic: Win MacBook Air / Enter Contest popup -- 'says' it's by Avast  (Read 3299 times)

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realty_don

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What gives?  Is this a virus? 

After years of using Avast, I've never seen a popup promotion anything like this.

Wouldn't be hard to spoof 'Avast's design in a virus encrusted popup I'm sure, so I find this worrisome.   (I'd upload an image but all I'm seeing here is a hyperlink that would need a site where images are posted & I do not have an account at one of those.)

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Re: Win MacBook Air / Enter Contest popup -- 'says' it's by Avast
« Reply #1 on: May 04, 2012, 04:45:58 PM »
A cursory browse of the forums will answer your question.

Here is just one of the topics, http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=98006.0.
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Re: Win MacBook Air / Enter Contest popup -- 'says' it's by Avast
« Reply #2 on: May 04, 2012, 06:01:43 PM »
A cursory browse of the forums will answer your question.

Here is just one of the topics, http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=98006.0.

Thanks.  I'd not thought to browse through the forums but tried relying on the 'search' function for "MacBook" (no hits, at least for me).

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Re: Win MacBook Air / Enter Contest popup -- 'says' it's by Avast
« Reply #3 on: May 04, 2012, 07:53:21 PM »
You're welcome, it is hard to be first at reporting something on the forums ;D

The search function is good, but you have to hit the right search term (and if you specified a sub-forum), though I'm surprised that it didn't return any hits on macbook. I got 4 pages of hits 2 of them about the promo in the first 6 hits.
Windows 10 Home 64bit/ Acer Aspire F15/ Intel Core i5 7200U 2.5GHz, 8GB DDR4 memory, 256GB SSD, 1TB HDD/ avast! free 22.5.6015 (build 22.5.7263.730) UI 1.0.711/ Firefox, uBlock Origin, uMatrix/ MailWasher Pro/ Avast! Mobile Security