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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



9 years ago

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

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

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*

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

. 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.

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

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