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git-lfs on WSL blocked by Avast Free Antivirus

The following problem suddenly turned up on my Windows 10 Laptop: I have been using the Windows Subsystem for Linux for years, and I've used git-lfs (git large file storage) on the WSL for several ...
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How do I remove kext files after uninstalling Norton Antivirus on mac to then install Avast?

I removed Norton after having problems with it interfacing with MacOS on many levels. I proceeded with the standard Norton uninstall and found that it seemed to work. However, when adding Avast I ...
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How do I prevent Avast Core Shields turning on automatically?

I am using a laptop that to interface with some hardware, needs Avast security shields turned off. Selecting 'turn off indefinitely' does no such thing, and the shields start again at random times. Is ...
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Which files in the Avast virus chest have been restored?

Is there any way to see which files in the Avast virus chest have been restored? When I restore a file, it doesn't disappear from the virus chest list. I would like to be able to see which files ...
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High data usage by Avast

I migrated from Sophos to Avast because Sophos was downloading and uploading 2 GB per day (see High data usage by Sophos Home). But avast has the same problem. Here is the output of nettop on three ...
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How can I verify if virus threats are false positives or actually threats?

I was trying to install some time tracking applications: Procrastitracker and Fruitful Time based on suggestions from this question. Unfortunately, Avast keeps showing me messages about IDP.Alexa.51 ...
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Which exceptions should I add for WSL and Hyper-V in Avast Firewall?

Summary: I have my firewall blocking the WSL server (Ubuntu 18.04) only when running on Visual Studio Code. It is also preventing my Hyper-V VM (Ubuntu 19.04) to establish almost every connection to ...
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Can I install multiple antivirus software and have only one active?

For a long time I used Avast in Windows 7 but Windows 10 has the native defender antivirus. When I disable Avast, I still cannot turn on the defender real time protection (I think I would need to ...
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Windows 10 BSOD System_Service_Error when running VM under VMware Workstation 15 Player

I used to have my Ubuntu VM run fine inside VMware Workstation 15 Player under Windows 10. Today after a power outage, I suddenly noticed that each time I start the VM inside the player, I get BSOD ...
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Avast is automatically attaching its advertisement to every email sent from the computer

I don't know how to get rid of this behaviour of avast. It is attaching it's promotion to each and every email sent through my computer. I am using free version. And the worst part is that I get to ...
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Quit Avast on Mac Mojave

Is there a way so that I can remove Avast from the status bar and stop it running in the background? I can't seem to find a solution for this. I've tried stopping the processes on Activity Monitor ...
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Avast Antivirus Thread Secured conhive.net Chrome Windows [duplicate]

My Avast antivirus gives me this message Thread Secured We've Safely aborted connection on conhive.com because it was infected with BV:Miner-T[Trj] Screenshot of avast antivirus popup I tried ...
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Avast's HTTPS Scanning is preventing clients from accessing a Squarespace site

When HTTPS scanning is enabled in a client's Avast antivirus software (on a Windows machine) and they try to access the site, they get the messages below and the site doesn't load. If I turn HTTPS ...
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Should I disable network access to Windows registry?

Avast Antivirus (the free version) lists, as a "health problem," that my "registry may be visible to others," and recommends that I "disable network access to Windows registry to help prevent snooping....
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Unable to start most programs & services on Windows 10

Since yesterday I am facing an issue on my computer, that occured after I needed to force reboot because of a graphic card crash. When starting up my session, the sound service is not started, and my ...
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How to uninstall antiviral software (Avast) when normal process fails with “Windows cannot access the specified device, path, or file”?

In switching antivirus software, I disabled Avast and am now trying to uninstall it through the normal Apps & features control panel of Windows 10. After confirming with Windows 10 that the ...
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Avast detected slow program

Recently my computer has just gotten so slow. I downloaded CCleaner and along with it came Avast. The former I ran and got rid of a bunch of junk slowing down my computer, but it was still slow so I ...
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FULLY stop an antivirus from running

I would like a way to fully stop Avast or any antivirus from running. I don't want to uninstall Avast or disable the Shields I want to be able to look in task manager and not see Avast running as a ...
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Avast on macOS High Sierra claims it has caught the Windows-Only “Cryptonight” virus

Yesterday I ran a full system scan using my Avast antivirus software and it found a infection file. The file's location is : /private/var/db/uuidtext/7B/BC8EE8D09234D99DD8B85A99E46C64 Avast ...
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Avast Premier 2017 command line scanner for windows 7

Is it possible to configure avast command line scanner for the Avast Premier version?
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Is Avast antivirus reading my emails?

So, I just found out that Avast is adding it's signature to my outgoing emails. I did a bit of googling to learn a bit more about this issue, and found this question: How does avast! add a signature ...
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Can an antivirus installed in the host machine detect a virus inside a guest OS in a virtual machine?

This is back in 2014. Question: Is the antivirus supposed to detect a virus which is running inside a guest OS inside a virtual machine? If yes, does this mean the host can be also in danger, or ...
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How to fully remove Avast? [duplicate]

On windows, I've uninstalled avast via control panel but this popup still appears at the bottom right of my screen after logging in to any user. I have searched all of my drives for 'avast' and ...
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Unable to Install anti viruses on windows 10

I tried installing avast on my pc this morning and uninstalling MCafee which expired but I got the error message for both situations saying : "An administrator has blocked you from running this app. ...
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What exactly does the Avast “remind me next century” option actually do?

When Avast needs to restart your computer after a program update, it provides an option to remind you "next century": Based on anecdotal responses to it that I've come across, it definitely doesn't ...
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avast disappear and doesn't re-install/uninstall/repair [duplicate]

It happened this morning: Avast Antivirus Free just disappeared from tray icon ?! I checked the installation directories, and everything is in there, but the antivirus didn't started. I tried to ...
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Add Program or Process Name to Avast Exclusions

In Avast, is it possible (and does it work) to exclude an executable by name, without having to specify the whole path? For example, adding just devenv.exe versus adding C:\Program Files (x86)\...
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Strange Windows 10 Behavior

I just got back home from being away for a few hours. I usually sleep my computer (hardly ever turn it off). For reference, I use Avast Anti-Virus. When I hit the wake button and logged in I noticed ...
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Configure Avast command-line scanner

Has anyone been able to setup the Avast command line scanner on windows OS to scan a thumb drive or external drive as soon as its connected?
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How does Avast check the router password strength?

I just scanned my computer with Avast and it also did a check of my home network security. Now it's showing me, that my router password is too weak: https://help.avast.com/en/ws_android/1/...
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Should I disable Windows defender when using Avast?

I have windows defender, Avast internet security and MWB, Windows 10, latest update. Usually Avast automatically disables windows defender, which is expected. But starting from yesterday, defender ...
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Avast keeps showing this virus error

I don't remember entering any "funny" website and this virus warning seems to pop-up at random once every day, anyone know what it is? How can I fix it? Object: http://mst.my03.com:8080/k.zip | [...
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What is the “Web Compat” Firefox addon - Avast suggest removing

I'm using Firefox 48.0.1 and I just booted Firefox up and I got a warning from Avast about a addon with a poor rating, the exact screenshot: I don't recall installing this addon and I can't find it ...
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Should I uninstall my antivirus after the windows update?

It seems that windows updated its antivirus with the anniversary update. I still have avast and malwarebytes installed. Should I uninstall any of these? I only have free versions of both
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Chrome won't allow access to web address - how do I get Avast to allow?

Using Windows 7, Avast anti-virus and Chrome. Trying to log into my own website which is getting blocked by Avast antivirus saying malware. Others are able to log in on other PC's and via mobile. ...
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Windows 10 not booting: AswVmm.sys digital signature check failed

After freshly installing Avast Premier on a brand new HP ProBook 470 G2 with Windows 10 Home, I keep on getting the following message that prevents Windows from booting normally: The operating ...
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Where is Avast 2016 deleted files log?

I installed Avast, hoping it was going to give less false positives. It promptly concludes that half of my coding tools, custom programs, whatnot are "Virus-Gen" or "Malware-Gen" and other heuristics ...
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Unexpected kernel model trap error using windows 8.1 family safety and avast

Does anyone know of a way that I can use the family safety feature in Windows 8.1 (64 bit) and keep Avast Internet Security 2016? I am using Windows 8.1 which allows for applying family safety to ...
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How is Avast auto-inserting a signature into my browser based email?

I recently upgraded Avast and I just noticed it is inserting signatures into my webmail. i.e. in a browser, i type an email, see my regular signature, but when the email goes out, it appends it's own ...
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Microsoft Edge disappeared

I had a message from Avast to delete Java 6 and update. I did that and then Microsoft Edge disappeared. Also after deleting 6 I found out that later versions would not work with Edge. Then after I ...
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What is Avast doing with autochk?

I've searched and searched, and can't find what these parameters do - can someone fill me in? autocheck autochk * \aswBoot.exe /M:hexadecimaladdress /wow /dir:"C:\Program Files\AVAST Software\Avast"\ ...
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Avast anti virus exclude files

I have a cracked program and i need avast to exclude the crack from scanning as it read it as virus How can i make avast anti virus to exclude some file to be scanned as it always read those files ...
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SSL handshake fails for google.com only, in all browsers

I can't connect to google.com via HTTPS on any browser (Safari, Firefox or Chrome). All other sites (HTTPS or not) are fine. The error I get is ERR_CONNECTION_CLOSED in Chrome, Secure Connection ...
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Avast on OSX: How to add hidden files and folders as an exception?

I've installed avast from brew cask I'm trying to add /usr/local/share/metasploit-framework folder as an exception for a file system shield. Even though I have "show hidden files" option enabled on ...
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Bootscan after virus find without log files update?

During a quick search avast found and removed a virus on my PC (Win32:Ramnit-DO). After that it I updated the software (today an update came out) and it wanted to do a reboot to make a bootscan which ...
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A seemingly impossible to terminate process

I'm running Windows 7 64-bit. Avast simply does not want to be stopped. Even SYSTEM does not kill it. I'm using these tools to run CMD as SYSTEM: http://reboot.pro/files/file/237-runassystem-and-...
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Remove Avast Firewall NDIS Filter Miniport?

First of all, I would like to know what is Avast Firewall NDIS Filter Miniport(and what the hell it has to do with my pc even after uninstalling Avast IS). Then, How can I remove it from my pc? ...
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System Restore error 0xc0000225 due to Anti Virus Update 0x80070005

Really need some advice, as I don't know what to do now! I was using my computer as normal and had an Avast Anti Virus message pop up along the lines of, "Avast update restart computer?" I clicked on ...
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How to quit Avast temporarily?

I know how to shut-down Avast's shields (the options range from disable for 10 minutes to disable permanently). However, just a few minutes ago, the process AvastSvc*32.exe started consistently ...
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Not able to delete a program

I am using a netbook of samsung with windows 7 starter service pack 1 32 bit. I am exhausted with a program known as 'Plugin.exe' i don't know how it came but whenever i start my program it opens up ...