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#1 Moe_P

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Posted 12 October 2015 - 11:57 AM

Hope it's okk to post this here, if not just delete it. running XP home SP3 on this computer with Avast anti virus and avast is blocking the Tech support guy site from opening, I get a pop up window from avast that says the certifacate is not valid, is there a way to prevent this.

 

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Edited by hamluis, 14 October 2015 - 12:52 PM.
Moved from XP to AV/AV Software - Hamluis.

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Posted 19 October 2015 - 06:50 PM

I am a bit of a novice and as such I don't feel I have the knowledge to help you. Just posting here to share my experiences with Avast! (free suite) to say that I got a fair amount of false-positives and even got blocked out of my own profile page on another site on a number of occasions. I tried playing around with the settings, hardened mode etc, but to no avail.

Recently switched back to Windows Defender (in Win10) and use in conjunction with Malwarebytes Anti-Exploit and Zemana Anti-Logger. No false-pozzies any more, all good! I feel I have a pretty good combo going on here, although time will tell, I guess! All seems very light on CPU usage as well....so far so good!

Best of luck with sorting the issues you are having.


Edited by robby501, 19 October 2015 - 06:59 PM.

Im a rookie and purely recreational pc user. Im utterly obsessed with security (even though I consider myself a safe and law-abiding internet user!) and run a combo of the following freeware security suites.....

Windows Defender/firewall

Regular scans with Malwarebytes, AdwCleaner, JRT, HitmanPro

 

 

 


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Posted 19 October 2015 - 07:14 PM

avast...Adding Websites to the Exclusions List
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Posted 20 October 2015 - 06:10 AM

Thanks for the replys, will check the links out.


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Posted 20 October 2015 - 06:15 AM

You should also report this at the avast! Support Forum.
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