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Free avast program keeps popping up Malicious URL message

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#1 firefightertom


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Posted 19 April 2013 - 06:19 PM

My OS is Vista. Yesterday I was trying to download a confirmation code for Microsoft Office 2007. Since that time, my Avast Spyware has gone crazy. Every few seconds an Avast message pops up saying that a Malicious URL has been blocked. It is somehow linked to C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe or thats what it says anyway? Any ideas how to stop this non-sense     

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Posted 20 April 2013 - 09:35 AM

You can use the information at this site to help determine this is a issue with Avast or a virus.  If this is a virus I would suggest starting another topic in theAm I Infected? What Do I Do? forum.


Please be aware that this site advertises PC Cleaner which is a registry cleaner, this site does not endorse the use of these they are overrated, what it does can be accomplished with tools in Windows, and can actually cause damage to the registry which could render your computer inoperable.


The last paragraph addresses finding further assistance, I've already provided the best way to pursue this above.



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