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Avast Blocked Popup, Now Can't Watch Videos

by MechaWarrior / September 27, 2014 6:27 PM PDT

Hi guys,

So I was watching an episode of an anime today - like I do every day - however, today, there was a popup when clicking "play" on the following video: http://www.animerelief.com/watch/subbed/episode/mahouka-koukou-no-rettousei-episode-26 and Avast said it blocked a webpage. I figured that was no problem, as it had happened before (when clicking play on the video). However this time, when I load the webpages with videos, my flash player crashes, and I'm unable to watch any videos.

I have no idea what the problem could be. I scanned with Avast, Spybot, and MalwareBytes. I'm at a loss for what to do now. Does anyone have any suggestions? What info do you need? I'm using Windows 7.

Thanks for reading, and I hope to find a fix so I can continue streaming!

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The clue here is "flash player crashes"
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / September 28, 2014 5:24 AM PDT

That's rarely an Avast issue. Did you try disabling the usual? Google Disable flash player Acceleration in case you are new to this.

Also, Chrome is packed with its own player so I try that too.

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Re: blocked
by Kees_B Forum moderator / September 28, 2014 5:37 AM PDT

My avast lets me play the flash on that link, without any popup and without blocking anything and without crash.

So you might have malware (or just bad luck) that interferes somehow and displays something like an ad that avast considers harmful and blocks. Then all bets are off what happens next. That Avast warning seemingly referred to something on the web, so it makes sense that it can't be found on your PC.

After Chrome you can try Internet Explorer also. That has a slightly different Flash player.


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