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Antivirus: threat warning when clicking Paypal Donate button 266

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Antivirus: threat warning when clicking Paypal Donate button
« on: October 20, 2018, 10:57:27 AM »
My PC's Avast antivirus suite has just alerted me for the first time about a phishing-virus-type threat associated with the Paypal Donate button in the Donations part of this forum, and aborted access to it. Strange - the last donation went without hitches of this kind.

Not sure if the problem lies with Paypal or MTO...
« Last Edit: October 20, 2018, 10:58:59 AM by Dutch_Tooler »

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Re: Antivirus: threat warning when clicking Paypal Donate button
« Reply #1 on: October 20, 2018, 11:21:55 AM »
url in the report suggests paypal but it looks like it's avast being overly cautious:

https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=204295.0

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Re: Antivirus: threat warning when clicking Paypal Donate button
« Reply #2 on: October 20, 2018, 11:44:16 AM »
Ah, OK, thanks Whoey. Think I can wait a few days to see if it still pops up after the next Avast update.

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Re: Antivirus: threat warning when clicking Paypal Donate button
« Reply #3 on: October 20, 2018, 12:02:21 PM »
that thread is over a year old... I really don't understand why that issue is happening for you other than avast being useless.

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Re: Antivirus: threat warning when clicking Paypal Donate button
« Reply #4 on: October 20, 2018, 12:04:40 PM »

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Re: Antivirus: threat warning when clicking Paypal Donate button
« Reply #5 on: October 20, 2018, 03:14:11 PM »
Forgot to check the date on your earlier thread  :facepalm:

Thanks for the new link. Seems a solution is available but can't be rolled out (?)...

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Re: Antivirus: threat warning when clicking Paypal Donate button
« Reply #6 on: October 20, 2018, 03:31:59 PM »
Well, the latest update fixed it, it seems. Thanks for your info Whoey :tu:

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