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Avast Outlook bug


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#1 hecgam

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Posted 25 September 2012 - 08:12 AM

Pretty significant bug with Avast.

http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=104246.0

Avast is changing email subjects in outgoing mail and in existing inbox items in Outlook to

*** Spam *** some random keywords
*** Phishing ***

Worst part is that they have acknowledged the bug but say the fix would come in the next update in October.

I was at a client's house and it appears that his outgoing email subject got changed before it got sent out.

We ended up uninstalling it and installed Norton instead.

example email subject changed to:
"*** SPAM ***$500,000 of Term Life-Coverage for less than $22 month"

original subject line was something like "October 12-13 conference"

Edited by hecgam, 25 September 2012 - 08:24 AM.


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#2 sh4rkbyt3

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Posted 01 October 2012 - 06:07 PM

I'd be more tempted to turn off the Avast Outlook plugin than to uninstall Avast altogether and go to bulky Norton.

Furthermore the problem isn't with Avast as much as it is the encryption feature in MS Outlook.
https://support.avast.com/index.php?_m=knowledgebase&_a=viewarticle&kbarticleid=1384&nav=0,64




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