I have been getting this warning from AVAST

jane__nyJuly 17, 2014

Took a look at their forum and can't figure out what this is or how to take action. I've run scans and nothing has come up.

If AVAST took action on it, why does it pop up almost daily with the same message?
Win XP, FF, AVAST, Malwarebytes, etc

Jane

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mikie_gw

people are getting rid of avast now because of just what you are seeing. Avast trying to sell you the paid version.

What I'd do is uninstall Avast ,, use the remnoval tool to make sure its mostly gone. Install the www.360safe.com run it.. uninstall it.. and decide to reinstall avast or not. Think I'd go with plain old Microsoft Security Essentials .. but I'm not on windows xp where you might want to pay for a premium kapersky or something.

    Bookmark   July 17, 2014 at 3:22PM
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musicgal

Avast ripped off my elderly mother. Their operators called her every day from India trying to guilt trip her into buying their services after my son fixed her computer and wiped them off the memory. Avoid them.

    Bookmark   July 17, 2014 at 3:26PM
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marie_ndcal

So far I have had good luck with Avast, but I have had the paid version for about 3 years now. Even when I had to crash the who computer etc when I went to Windows 7, this program came right back on. I had trouble with Norton as they let Trojan viruses in twice and wanted me to pay 90.00 to fix the computer even with the warranty I had with them. The guy got real nasty with me over the problem. But DH never had problems.

    Bookmark   July 17, 2014 at 5:39PM
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azinoh

I have seen this warning from Avast more than once but I would expect it to happen every time you land on a web page that is infected (or on a page that Avast thinks is infected...it could be a false positive). If you are repeatedly visiting the same web sites and getting the warning, I would either stop using those sites or report them to Avast to be checked out more thoroughly.

    Bookmark   July 18, 2014 at 8:01AM
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jane__ny

Thanks all. I get the message when I boot the computer. I'm not on line at all.

I tried to find more info on this. I have tried to post the information I found but GW keeps blocking my post saying I'm posting profanity or illegal content!!

According to Wikipedia, this is a form of virus. GW won't let me type the name. I have tried to rearrange my post so many times, I'm not sure it makes sense but GW keeps deleting my post.

I don't understand what this all means but said it is involved with servers or blogs? I don't have a blog although I have read a few. There is also a suggestion about Java, but again, I don't understand. I can't offer what I discovered because Garden Web won't let me.

I looked at the AVAST forum but they are old posts going back to 2010-2011.

So I'm wondering if I'm infected as the warning keeps popping up? I haven't had any problems with the computer, all my scans come out clean but it seems this is something which changes code?

I don't understand all the technicals of computers and not sure how to proceed.

Wow, I just tried to give the link to Wikipedia and got a warning from GW that I was posting an illegal link. What the heck!

Jane

    Bookmark   July 19, 2014 at 8:53PM
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jane__ny

I just wanted to add, if you Google my screen shot of the 'infection' you will see the info I got. Sorry, the GW Gods don't seem to like what I'm trying to explain.

Jane

    Bookmark   July 19, 2014 at 8:54PM
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zep516

Hi Jane,

". I can't offer what I discovered because Garden Web won't let me. "

That's the problem with the Garden Web, I can't ask for log reports because the Garden Web rejects them, it's impossible to work Malware here, that was the main reason we move users to landz down. To make an accurate diagnose of your computer a log file is required.

If you want more help and a complete review of the computer via log files:

Please join the forum below (Help2go) and I'll assist you there.
Start a post in the spyware forum and I'll respond to it.

Thanks
Joe

See link

Here is a link that might be useful: help2go

    Bookmark   July 19, 2014 at 9:43PM
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zep516

Just let me know your there. You don't need to run Malwarebytes, SuperAntispyware, or Hijackthis. I'll give you a scan to run called OTL.

    Bookmark   July 19, 2014 at 9:54PM
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aputernut

Because they are trying to sell you the full version or pro version as many are called, which are not needed for home use, so ignore it. They need to make money one way or another but not on me! never!!

    Bookmark   July 19, 2014 at 11:16PM
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jane__ny

Thanks, Joe. I will do that tomorrow. I appreciate your help.

It makes no sense why GW is not allowing a member to post a problem. I wasn't trying to even post a log. Just the name of the virus and a link to Wikipedia! I spent over a half our trying to figure out what was the offensive material and I finally had to delete the name of the infection and the Wiki link.

This IS a Computer Forum! If GW was smart, they could draw more traffic to the site if they allowed people to post the problems they have.

Its late now and I don't want to start something I won't be able to finish. I'll go to the site you mentioned and sign up.

Aputernut, I just want to be safer than sorry. I'm still on XP and want to make sure I haven't picked up something.

Thanks again,
Jane

    Bookmark   July 19, 2014 at 11:48PM
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Skie_M

Hmm ... I'ld just run malwarebytes antimalware and then uninstall your avast and switch to Avira ... I've never had this kind of issue with Avira.

    Bookmark   July 20, 2014 at 12:02AM
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Richard (chuggerguy)

"... I spent over a half our trying to figure out what was the offensive material ..."

Just a guess...

Probably the i f r a m e tag is what Gardenweb doesn't like.

There are other possibilities but in this case, it's likely the tags.

If there's not very many, perhaps you could add spaces between the letters like this:
and

Wow, I can't even mention the word i f r a m e, let along use it in a tag. :)

    Bookmark   July 20, 2014 at 12:13AM
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