Message from AVAST????

marie_ndcalOctober 26, 2013

First, I did read the posting about Chrome and that might help, but this is the message I started getting on my banking on line program. I did call the bank and they cannot help me
When I first open on line banking, on the top either in oranage or yellow I get this: You have entered an online banking site. Do you want to open it in avast? (small letters) Safe Zone?
Because I do not know who or what is sending this message, I will not open it. Then I get an additional message in a small box that one of my browsers need updating.
Any ideas or help would be appreciated
Thanks
Marie

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zep516

Sounds like Avast is telling you the browser needs up-Dating , so I would up date it.

As far as the other message, sounds like Avast wants to open the bank site in a "sand box" type setting so it isolates it to one area, and may be more secure that way.

In computer security, a sandbox is a security mechanism for separating running programs.

The sandbox typically provides a tightly controlled set of resources for guest programs to run in.

Does Avast use Sandbox techniques. I'm not sure but it sounds like it.

This post was edited by zep516 on Sat, Oct 26, 13 at 13:24

    Bookmark   October 26, 2013 at 1:09PM
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grandms

I do believe that Avast has the ability to Sandbox sites for security purposes. A new feature of Avast is notifications when a browser or other application is in need of an update, sort of like Secunia does. I don't use Secunia any more---just rely on Avast to notify me when updates are needed.

    Bookmark   October 27, 2013 at 8:49PM
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urlee

I did get a message from Chrome saying Avast is not compatible with Chrome meaning for me to update the version and that is when I started to update and ran into trouble (I think I caused) to where it will not update now period!

    Bookmark   October 28, 2013 at 8:21AM
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grandms

I use Chrome as my default browser and Avast as my AV. I have never had a problem with Chrome updating, so I don't think that was your problem, urlee.

    Bookmark   October 28, 2013 at 11:44AM
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urlee

I'm sorry. I meant Avast will not update anymore and I can not remove it from the add/remove on my computer.

    Bookmark   October 29, 2013 at 2:31AM
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jean_mi_z5

Chrome is my default browser and my Avast would not update after one of Chrome's updates. I removed it using avastclear and installed MSE which updated 10/29/2013 @ 10:47pm.
Might be my imagination, but it seems my machine is running better.

Jean

    Bookmark   October 30, 2013 at 12:59AM
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