In going through some Hubs today, my Avast kept kicking in and saying that it blocked a malicious site.
The site was yield manager.
Is this real, or is Avast being over sensitive all of a sudden?
This is the first time I have seen this happen here.
I am SOOOOO glad you brought this up! Avast is having some bad issues with seeing false positives. A week ago all my sites triggered a trojan warning.
But I knew there was not. So I uninstalled it and now have AVG. It shows nothing on my sites. There have been discussions about this on many forums right now.
Even the makers of avast said on a forum that they made a mistake and that is why it's showing false positives. Until they get it fixed I would get rid of it and use AVG.
Here's a link to a thread for much more information on it.
avast screwing up
That's intersting! The same happened to me earlier.
Virus/Worm - Vps Version: 091227-0 to be exact.
Recheck your settings and blow it away.
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