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Phishing warning on!

Posted: Fri Aug 26, 2022 10:59 am
by karensu
Hi, Sonic Staff and/or knowledgable customers,

On 8/25/2022, my free Avast software on my Windows machine showed this warning, claiming that was infected with Phishing:


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The URL for the image I tried to add to this post is .

Should I worry about this Phishing warning, or is this likely an Avast bug, or might Avast be unethically trying to get me to pay for more features by giving a false warning?

For ease of research, here's a copy-pastable version of the error reference string from the image:


Thanks for any relevant info you can provide!

Re: Phishing warning on!

Posted: Fri Aug 26, 2022 11:28 am
by loherj
Thank you for reaching out regarding this message you received. Our System Operations team has investigated this matter and determined that Avast was marking Webmail as a False Positive.

We have contacted Avast and they have informed us that the reported URL was checked by Avast virus specialists and based on the findings the detection was removed. The website is now marked as clean in the Avast virus database. This change may take up to 24 hours to take full effect.

Our system operations team will continue monitoring this.

Re: Phishing warning on!

Posted: Fri Aug 26, 2022 11:49 am
by karensu
Great! Thanks for the fast action!

Re: Phishing warning on!

Posted: Sun Jan 29, 2023 5:32 pm
by earlhill2430

Avast Online Security & Privacy
Hold on, this website isn’t safe
This is a phishing site – a fake site that tries to steal your sensitive info (passwords, credit card numbers, and more). We recommend avoiding the site completely.