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Virus in Instructable or false alarm? Answered

When I try to open the following link, my Avast anti-virus sounds the alarm and aborts the connection.

My question is: Does Avast have a screw loose or is this something that is a danger to the community and should be removed?

Please be warned--possible virus attached!!!
The link is: https://www.instructables.com/id/Batch_Tricks_and_Virusses/
(Batch-Tricks and Virusses by ELECTROfun)

Thanks for any responses

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jd570a (author)2009-06-11

Thanks for all the responses. Must be a keyword issue in Avast.

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grundisimo (author)jd570a2011-09-03

There actually is coding for virusses on that page. That's what Avast is picking up. Avast is perfectly fine.

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shoyru_master_11 (author)2010-06-08

Symantec antivirus did the same thing, exept it was making a complaint about it's homepage (https://www.instructables.com/index) than a few other pages were also given the false alarm, but did not disconnect my connection between my ISP and Instructables... *sigh*

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qwertyboy (author)2009-06-09

i went to the page and had no problem. i'm using windows live one care.

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NachoMahma (author)2009-06-09

. I get the same warning, but it appears it is being triggered by the text in the post. . It looks like Avast is doing it's job properly, but as far as I can tell, the page is not dangerous to view.

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DJ Radio (author)NachoMahma2009-06-09

It isnt dangerous, unless there is an attachment that isnt a txt document or a video, in which case, doesnt exist in this ible.

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DJ Radio (author)2009-06-09

I bet that Avast scans webpages by keywords as well as content. The page must have triggered your alarm.

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