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  1. 11 Apr '11 20:05 / 1 edit
    Arg.

    My Avast! antivirus updated itself this morning, and has now decided that redhotpawn is nothing but malware, thus blocking me. I've been able to add it to the exclusion lists, but Avast! is still being ever so helpful by warning me with every page I visit on redhotpawn (along with the added advantage of a 3-4 second delay for each page load as it readies the warning).

    Anyone else having this problem? How do I stop the warnings for redhotpawn, but not warnings from (supposedly) real malware?

    If I figure it out, I'll post...


    UPDATE: I just noticed that some of the banner ads for redhotpawn aren't showing up. Perhaps the code for the ads has been changed to something that Avast! doesn't like?
  2. 11 Apr '11 20:34
    change your crappy anti-virus software?
  3. 11 Apr '11 20:39
    LOL. Yeah, I've been thinking about it. Any suggestions?

    Both McAfee and Norton are two I refuse to go back to. This is the first problem I've had with Avast!, but not having the ability adjust settings easily and intuitively is more than a little annoying.
  4. 11 Apr '11 22:13
    Apparently it was all a huge glitch with Avast! Their website was being hammered with people with the same problem. They seem to have it sorted out now.

    Still, any suggestions for a better anti-virus system? The cheaper the better. I'm a cheap bastard.
  5. Standard member RevRSleeker
    CerebrallyChallenged
    11 Apr '11 22:18
    AVG for nowt is fine along with MS Malicious Software Removal Tool ...used in conjunction with google chrome is simpleton proof and pretty smooooth as far as I'm concerned.
  6. Donation mwmiller
    RHP Member No. 16
    11 Apr '11 23:18
    AVG and Avira both have freeware versions and both seem to work pretty well.
  7. Subscriber Kewpie
    chess dummy
    12 Apr '11 00:31
    Free plain-vanilla Microsoft Security Essentials seems to work just fine.
  8. Subscriber C J Horse
    A stable personality
    12 Apr '11 07:56
    I've had problems with Norton and AVG. I've been using Avast for some years now and it's not given me any grief. If you liked it before, and the problem has now been fixed, why not just carry on with it?

    There's loads of stuff you can use and each has its own strengths and weaknesses. Whichever one you choose, there will always be some self-appointed smartarse to tell you it's "crappy" and to use their preferred software.
  9. Subscriber Russ
    RHP Code Monkey
    12 Apr '11 13:36
    Originally posted by Mombak
    Arg.

    My Avast! antivirus updated itself this morning, and has now decided that redhotpawn is nothing but malware, thus blocking me. I've been able to add it to the exclusion lists, but Avast! is still being ever so helpful by warning me with every page I visit on redhotpawn (along with the added advantage of a 3-4 second delay for each page load as it read ...[text shortened]... ing up. Perhaps the code for the ads has been changed to something that Avast! doesn't like?
    /start sales pitch
    Keep your AV software, just remove ads by subscribing!
    /end sales pitch

    Norton seems many times better than it used to be. That is, it doesnt kill your PC like it used to.
  10. 13 Apr '11 21:07
    Originally posted by Russ

    Norton seems many times better than it used to be. That is, it doesnt kill your PC like it used to.
    should be their new advertising solgan... 'norton - we don't kill your pc like we used to'
  11. 16 Apr '11 15:42
    I am very disappoint. I thought there were going to be pirates in this thread.
  12. 16 Apr '11 18:14
    Originally posted by avalanchethecat
    I am very disappoint. I thought there were going to be pirates in this thread.
    There are four pirates, you just have to find them

    Pirate 1


    Pirate 2








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    Not here, keep looking




















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    Pirate 4
  13. 16 Apr '11 18:15
    Originally posted by avalanchethecat
    I am very disappoint. I thought there were going to be pirates in this thread.
    There are four pirates, you just have to find them

    Pirate 1


    Pirate 2








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    Pirate 3















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    Not here, keep looking




















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    Pirate 4