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Old 04-11-2011, 03:17 PM   #1
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Hi sorry if I've posted this in the wrong forum. If I have then could someone please redirect me to the right area.

I've recently gone through the cleaning process of my laptop using the help of RPMcMurphy. All problems were sorted and I have no complaints whatsoever.

I had AVG on my laptop before my virus and decided to change to Avast once my laptop was cleaned.

I've noticed that Avast blocks a lot of website because of something called HTML:script-inf. I play an online game called tribal war and up until today, Avast had no problems with it at all.

Not sure if Avast it too strict as it now blocks wikipedia for the same reason.

Is anyone else experiencing this or can someone help?

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Old 04-11-2011, 03:27 PM   #2
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Apologies for double posting but I even get a warning message for this website. Infact I get 2 whch are as follows:

HTML:RedirME-inf[Trj]
HTML:Iframe-inf

I use opera as my web browser.

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does it block those sites using another browser?
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Yes. I've just tried it with Internet Explorer and got the same result.

It was fine last night but today it's been blocking or giving warnings about most sites such as facebook, skysports, wikipedia etc.

All sites I've been on before and had no problems at all.
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might want to check your security settings in avast. what is your settings. If you have it set to high risk, maybe lower it to medium.
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I have it set to normal.
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I'm wondering if you really are clean. That HTML:RedirME-inf[Trj] looks especially suspicious. Either that or that site has been infected.
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follow the following steps to see if your system is clean. There are experts here will will be able to look at your logs and help if needed.

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I'm wondering if you really are clean. That HTML:RedirME-inf[Trj] looks especially suspicious. Either that or that site has been infected.
The HTML:RedirME-inf[Trj] warning was what I got when I logged on here at TSF.

I'll have another look over things.
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OK, then I think you still have some infection on your system. Avast is not giving me that warning here. Follow sobeit's instructions or see if you can get your thread reopened if it's been closed.
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Hmmm. Not sure whats going on. Avast just gave me the same error that I told you was suspicious on a Facebook page and on Photobucket. Photobucket didn't alert earlier today.

My definitions just this moment updated. Let me check again. Sites are not alerting. Update your Avast definitions. I think there were false positives in the last update. You may have experienced the same thing.
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I experienced this, too; it seems it was an update that caused the problem. There is another update available for Avast that will fix it.

See the following for more information:

- Latest Avast! Definitions Contain False Positive Blocking Legitimate Websites, Malware Detected [Updated] - 404 Tech Support

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Thanks for the link. Avast went through this a few weeks ago as well. They're usually pretty quick to update the database.
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