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Pinan
Premium,ExMod 2000-03
join:2000-09-02
Murrieta, CA
kudos:1

Avast thinks dslr is trojan/malware ridden....

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But then, they think they are too. Something's very wrong in Avast world today. Can't even get to their forums. Not with IE anyway. I had to shut down Avast just to get here:


sivran
Seamonkey's back
Premium
join:2003-09-15
Irving, TX
kudos:1

Re: Avast thinks dslr is trojan ridden....

DSLR's not the only one. Based on the log on my dad's machine, it's also going nuts on 24hourfitness.com, mapquest, and yahoo mail.

Avast on my machine is one version behind dad's on definitions, 110411-1 seems to be the problem.
--
Think Outside the Fox.


jaykaykay
4 Ever Young
Premium,MVM
join:2000-04-13
USA
kudos:24
reply to Pinan

Re: Avast thinks dslr is trojan/malware ridden....

Shoot. I was hoping and waiting for some decent reports. I presume that you are using a new version? Free or Paid for?


Pinan
Premium,ExMod 2000-03
join:2000-09-02
Murrieta, CA
kudos:1
reply to sivran

Re: Avast thinks dslr is trojan ridden....

Yeah, I know. Youtube is out, as are many others. LOL.


Pinan
Premium,ExMod 2000-03
join:2000-09-02
Murrieta, CA
kudos:1

1 recommendation

reply to jaykaykay

Re: Avast thinks dslr is trojan/malware ridden....

Free. v.51889


Pinan
Premium,ExMod 2000-03
join:2000-09-02
Murrieta, CA
kudos:1
reply to jaykaykay
Funny. I really didn't think I'd be the first to report this. Then I couldn't even get here. Heh

google2

join:2004-02-04
South Beloit, IL

1 recommendation

reply to Pinan
It's not the only site. It's all over twitter and facebook. A bad update has sparked all sorts of issues. Disable the web shield if you want until they get a fix out.

phxuser

join:2010-03-16
Scottsdale, AZ
reply to Pinan
Internet explorer is generating false positives, firefox 4 is unaffected!


hayc59
Im Your Huckleberry
Premium
join:2001-02-26
David R.I.P.
kudos:21
reply to Pinan
I am also getting the same thing
last two to three days at legit sites
including Wilders! so avast! is gremlining out

MADx

join:2005-05-25
Richmond, IN
reply to Pinan
Avast has been reporting their own site as a trojan including my router login screen, Yahoo, and many other web sites I had visit in the past hour as trojans.


Pinan
Premium,ExMod 2000-03
join:2000-09-02
Murrieta, CA
kudos:1
reply to google2
As I stated, I know that it's all over. Just wanted a snappy title.

*News flash.


hayc59
Im Your Huckleberry
Premium
join:2001-02-26
David R.I.P.
kudos:21
reply to google2
said by google2:

It's not the only site. It's all over twitter and facebook. A bad update has sparked all sorts of issues. Disable the web shield if you want until they get a fix out.

I set my setting to 'ask' instead of dis-able
just incase I have a legit web page


Pinan
Premium,ExMod 2000-03
join:2000-09-02
Murrieta, CA
kudos:1
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Hehehe

OK. I'm done now.


hayc59
Im Your Huckleberry
Premium
join:2001-02-26
David R.I.P.
kudos:21
reply to Pinan

Tyreman

join:2002-10-08
Canada
reply to Pinan
Same crap here.
Even Kijiji is blocked
I couldn't get into the avast site to post either
Most websites but not all won't load you get the avast blocked
--
Southern Ontario,Canada


hayc59
Im Your Huckleberry
Premium
join:2001-02-26
David R.I.P.
kudos:21
reply to Pinan
ok..something very weird is happening
now I am getting errors on my e-mail Outlook
Express...no send no recieve!! dang it


Rungel
Run A Mile Live Awhile
Premium
join:2001-12-05
CT
Ya mines really weird to.. can't get to places like acronis.com..
Facebook seems fine .. lol but anywhere else i'm blocked


Terminator66

@bsnl.in
reply to Pinan
Anyone know how to contact those guys at avast. Their forums are down. Do they have an official IRC channel ?


Rungel
Run A Mile Live Awhile
Premium
join:2001-12-05
CT
reply to Pinan
Just got the message updates could not be performed.. it was blocked i guess


jaykaykay
4 Ever Young
Premium,MVM
join:2000-04-13
USA
kudos:24
Reviews:
·Cox HSI
·Speakeasy

1 recommendation

reply to Pinan
Shoot! I am in the process of D/L the free version (latest). I have used MSE since AVAST caused problems on my system and I hoped I had waited long enough for it to be OK to use again. When, oh when, are they going to get it right and return to the reliable program they were before?


sivran
Seamonkey's back
Premium
join:2003-09-15
Irving, TX
kudos:1

1 recommendation

Even Norton and McAfee have had bad updates before.

jl747

join:2005-03-24
Mount Prospect, IL
reply to Pinan
Confirmed the Forum site is down.

All of the other Avast sites are slow.
My last definition update came back as being unavailable.

Terminator66
This is from their site

Free Phone Support
FREE product users call +1 877-877-9362

Sales inquiries
Call us by +420 274 005 777


antdude
A Ninja Ant
Premium,VIP
join:2001-03-25
United State
kudos:4
reply to Pinan
»forum.avast.com/index.php?board=2.0 show a lot of problems indeed. Yikes.

Tyreman

join:2002-10-08
Canada
reply to Pinan
Just clicked on def radio button and got an update
110411-2 now, unless that was previous repeating itself
--
Southern Ontario,Canada


Oleg
Premium
join:2003-12-08
Birmingham, AL
kudos:2

1 recommendation

reply to Pinan
Looks like a bad base update.


DrModem
Trust Your Doctor
Premium
join:2006-10-19
USA
kudos:1

1 recommendation

reply to Tyreman
Sometimes I wonder if these AVs do more damage than the viruses they are defending against with these botched updates that seem to happen fairly often.


sivran
Seamonkey's back
Premium
join:2003-09-15
Irving, TX
kudos:1
First one I've had since I started using Avast.


Tuberocity

@pacbell.net
reply to DrModem
I too have the problem, just posted in another forum. lol Just wanted to add to this so Avast knows probably millions of us are affected, and they need to fix it quick or lose customers. here are my stats.

Avast
04/11/11 - Release date @10:58:58 AM
This is what I get when trying to update -
error 403 while trying 74.55.88.194:80//iavs5x/servers.def -

Hope they fix it soon, can't surf anywhere, at least Fisher Price baby games works for my 2 year old!


Sandman
Premium
join:2002-07-10
Strafford, MO
reply to Pinan
Yup, updating definitions to 110411-2 seems to fix the problem. At least it did for me. Facebook was the only site that I was having a problem with.
--
Rule #62: Don't take yourself so damn seriously!


hayc59
Im Your Huckleberry
Premium
join:2001-02-26
David R.I.P.
kudos:21
reply to Tyreman
said by Tyreman:

Just clicked on def radio button and got an update
110411-2 now, unless that was previous repeating itself

I just got same update..maybe a fix?