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Avant Browser Website - Virus Problem??


thegreypanther

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I have just received the latest issue of PC Advisor magazine, - Issue 217, August 2013.

This issue highly recommends the Avant browser, downloaded from avantbrowser.com.

But if I try to save the file, absetup.exe, from http://dl22.filekicker.net, anti-virus software kicks in big time.

IS THERE a problem? Has the Avant Browser website itself been hacked??

Advice please.

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Jock1e

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Your click here does not open for me maybe try again.

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Jock1e

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Just typed avantbrowser.com into Google and opened it and Emisoft blocked something in it so that's how it would not open.

What security program warned you.

I adedeed it for checking to this website and it gives it as clear.

I would imagine it is trying to download a toolbar or something like that which may be suspect.

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Jock1e

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thegreypanther

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Jock1e

Both McAfee and Norton Security came up red with the link and filenames that came from the avantbrowser.com website.

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Jock1e

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I can only presume that the site must be infected for that response from security programs.

Maybe e-mail the FE and see if he can get it sorted for you.

DL Flicker.com is what my security program finds tried Googling it but could find nothing.

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Arandora

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It would appear that the server that hosts forum.avantbrowser.com (and other sites) is down and has been for several days due to an ongoing dDos attack. There's no information available as to when it will be accessible again. See this information

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Jock1e

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My Anti-Malware program still finds faults when opening the Avant Browser Website so looks like they may still have problems.

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Arandora

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I use the old AB Version 11.47 Build 46 SR and have been experiencing some issues recently with blocked URLs and scripting on certain websites that are OK on IE 10 and Firefox and was considering finally upgrading to latest Version of AB. It was when I tried to access the AB Forum that I found this issue. I guess I won't be upgrading until this issue is well and truly resolved.

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