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Over Zealous Avast????

by archdak / February 21, 2015 12:22 AM PST

Hi

I am trying to download two programs called Odin 3.09 and a Samsung firmware setup. Both are in the form of a .zip file.

Avast will not let me do it. It says that they are viruses but I am sure that they are safe.

In the popup screen that Avast throws up to tell me that they are viruses, I have clicked on the line that says words to the effect to ignore the scan on these but to no avail.

How do I sort this to allow the programmes to be downloaded.

I am using the latest up to date version of Avast free

Any help would be appreciated.

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Are you using
by itsdigger / February 21, 2015 12:34 AM PST
In reply to: Over Zealous Avast????

Avast online security with Internet explorer?
It stops you from doing a lot of stuff

Digger

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True. Are you finding?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 21, 2015 12:59 AM PST
In reply to: Over Zealous Avast????

Are you finding that folk expect security suites to stop everything? That is pretty easy to say that we the OS and suites go all "Nanny" protectionish then good and bad will be blocked.
Bob

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Not very helpful
by archdak / February 21, 2015 1:17 AM PST
In reply to: True. Are you finding?

Hi guys

Both replies don't answer the question I asked. Do you know or not??

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Yes, I know.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 21, 2015 1:21 AM PST
In reply to: Not very helpful

Because everyday folk want these suites to stop all bad things then there are going to be and continue to be items that will be blocked that you will have to make a decision on.

If you think this protection was over reaching, have you ever owned/used a Microsoft Surface RT? You would be screaming about this over protective model. As you can tell, folk didn't buy them.
Bob

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I told you
by itsdigger / February 21, 2015 1:30 AM PST
In reply to: Not very helpful

the experience I had with Avast online security and IE.
Figure it out.
Digger

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Turn off Avast while you do the download
by elwoody / February 21, 2015 4:27 AM PST
In reply to: Over Zealous Avast????

Turn off the Avast module that is blocking you, or turn off Avast completely during the download. Make sure nothing else is using the network while you do it. Then turn it on again.

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Turn off Avast while you do the download...
by elwoody / February 21, 2015 4:29 AM PST
In reply to: Over Zealous Avast????

Turn off the Avast module that is blocking you, or turn off Avast completely during the download. Make sure nothing else is using the network while you do it. Then turn it on again.

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