EMERGENCY: Latest Avast 8 VPS 130923-1 kill Avant

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neophil78
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EMERGENCY: Latest Avast 8 VPS 130923-1 kill Avant

Post by neophil78 » Mon Sep 23, 2013 11:31 pm

Hi there,

Avast 8 just updated his VPS to 130923-1 and since then, it's just impossible to run Avant Browser (any version) neither to re install it ...

Avast kills EVERYTHING in regards to Avant Browser (well specially avant.exe in Program Files), as intallation setup files (any versions as well), .tmp files in user temporarly files and so on ...

I send a report to Avast but i think it will take time for them to consider my report ...

It should be really important that someone fror the Avant team contact them and ask to correc ttheir VPS as soon as possible

The only i found was to completly disable ALL Avast program (which may not be very clever if other real viruses have to be blocked ...

Best regards and sorry for my english

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Re: EMERGENCY: Latest Avast 8 VPS 130923-1 kill Avant

Post by Tinman57 » Tue Sep 24, 2013 12:29 am

Yep, I'm using Firefox (orig) now because of this. Avast says that Avant is infected with the Win32:Adware-BBZ[Adw] virus. Oh well, just as well I suppose, I'm about to dump Avant anyway.....
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Re: EMERGENCY: Latest Avast 8 VPS 130923-1 kill Avant

Post by MysteryFCM » Tue Sep 24, 2013 1:25 am

It is indeed an F/P.

Got friends at the various security vendors, and I believe, a couple at Avast, so will drop them an email.

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Re: EMERGENCY: Latest Avast 8 VPS 130923-1 kill Avant

Post by Tjexcite » Tue Sep 24, 2013 4:02 am

I found a work around until Avast can update to like it

Turn off Avast and then install Avant Browser
In Avast Go to file system shield then setting
Add Avast Browser folder to the Exclusions

Then one can turn on all the scans and it will skip Avant.

When the next update to the it could be removed or added back it they continue to not play nice.

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Re: EMERGENCY: Latest Avast 8 VPS 130923-1 kill Avant

Post by Tjexcite » Tue Sep 24, 2013 5:30 pm

Avast updated and the problem is over. They play nice again

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