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Yahoo Mail Notifier Virus detected Avast

by PudgyOne / June 22, 2008 8:34 AM PDT

I don't know if you came across this yet. I just recently noticed, while using Firefox and the Yahoo Mail Notifier, that my virus protection would go off. I told it to abort connection. I saw it was a yahoo link, so I disabled the Yahoo Mail Notifier and the virus scanners doesn't find it anymore. It may or may NOT be a False positive, but just to be sure, I removed this from my add-ins. Just wanted to make everyone aware of this.


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Rick.. there are reports at the Avast forum..
by Carol~ Moderator / June 22, 2008 9:03 AM PDT
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by PudgyOne / June 22, 2008 9:14 AM PDT

I didn't have to go to Yahoo's website. Every time the Yahoo Mail Notifier would check for mail, it would go off. I then read your link and every time I tried to log off, it would also go off, WOW! Just going to Yahoo's main page, it goes off, what a PITA.

Thanks for the information, it was very informative.

Did you break anything, lately?


Still getting a few subjects blank that I forwarded to Lee.

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You're welcome, Rick..
by Carol~ Moderator / June 22, 2008 9:23 AM PDT
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Same ole.. same ole. I don't get as many, but it sure "ain't" fixed. And that's not just MHO. I leave the forwarding up to you.

(There's a club meeting at the end of the month, BTW. Your attendance is required, unless it's repaired prior to that date.)


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Avast updated today
by PudgyOne / June 23, 2008 12:42 PM PDT
In reply to: You're welcome, Rick..

issue resolved.


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