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Avast Free Antivirus not showing blocked malware


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#1 JustAnotherWittyName

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Posted 28 December 2010 - 03:01 PM

I was recently browsing People of Walmart when I get a message from Avast stating that malware has been blocked. I'm going to guess that it was from an banner ad on the site because the site that it originated from was not People of Walmart, but somethink called Afnolink. That was the only site I was browsing at the time. But when I check the statistics for Web Shield, it says there has been no blocked malware. I've checked all other Shield statistics and they are all clean. So, where did the info for it go? Does this mean that it was not sucessfully blocked?


P.S: If this is in the wrong section, I'm sorry.

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Posted 28 December 2010 - 04:53 PM

I actually don't see a section for blocked malware. I do see a part where it shows number of scanned pages and number of infected pages. This is under Shield Traffic in the Web Shield area. What does the "infected pages" number show?

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Posted 28 December 2010 - 05:05 PM

I actually don't see a section for blocked malware. I do see a part where it shows number of scanned pages and number of infected pages. This is under Shield Traffic in the Web Shield area. What does the "infected pages" number show?

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I'm sorry about the "blocked malware" part, I meant the infected pages. But the "Infected Pages" number is zero.

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Posted 28 December 2010 - 11:24 PM

What browser are you using?

avast! Web Shield is able to monitor and filter HTTP traffic from ebsites when using common web browsers like Internet Explorer, Firefox, Opera, and Google Chrome. Connections from these browsers are redirected to the Web Shield to be scanned for malware while downloading the web content. However, if you are using a less common web browser which has a different way of accessing web content it may not be scanned properly by Web Shield.

The webshlock.txt file located in the C:\Windows\Temp\_avast5_\ folder is created when the avast Web Shield is in use.
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