Why is avast is picking a url on your site as phishing

Why is avast is picking a url on your site as phishing

ellixellix Posts: 3Questions: 2Answers: 0

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  • allanallan Posts: 62,056Questions: 1Answers: 10,173 Site admin

    Its a false positive. I use self hosted Plausible for the analytics on the site, and it looks like they are flagging it for some reason. I've reported it to them to check it out.

    I've had to report so many false positives to them and AVG recently (for a charity site I maintain), its really frustrating. I have HTML minification enabled on the site to make it as fast as possible, and they flagged it every time. Urgh.

    Anyway, hopefully this one will be cleared soon.

    Allan

  • ellixellix Posts: 3Questions: 2Answers: 0

    Thanks allan. Hopefully...
    I think this false positive always happen to minified/encoded/encrypted/obfuscated file. This happened to me recently when i uploaded my php encoded (using urlencode and urldecode) files to my cpanel hosting account. The files were deleted automatically because the antivirus they are using detected the files as virus. I only encoded the files to protect my code/files from copy-write.

  • allanallan Posts: 62,056Questions: 1Answers: 10,173 Site admin

    Is it still happening? Could you send me an updated screenshot and I'll report that to them as well.

    Allan

  • mcwood968mcwood968 Posts: 1Questions: 0Answers: 0

    Hey Allen,
    I'm constantly getting phishing alerts from Avast regarding DataTables. While chasing down the url in the initial Avast alert I got phishing alerts every time I clicked another page in datatables.net. Even logging into the forums just now I got an alert on the login screen. I've attached some screenshots in case they can help you resolve the issue.

  • allanallan Posts: 62,056Questions: 1Answers: 10,173 Site admin

    Does it still do it now?

    If so, could you let me know if Avast is giving an id or something that I can use to report the issue as a false positive?

    Thanks,
    Allan

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