Avast Releases Fix Update Utility For Corrupted Installations

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"The release of Avast 7 has caused anger and confusion in part of the
security software’s user base. Especially the fact that Google Chrome
was installed in a sneaky way during updates or new installations
fueled criticism of the new version. Some users on the other hand
reported that the application did not install or update correctly. The
installation basically hangs and exits with an error message.

Especially users who try to upgrade from version 6 to 7 are affected by
corrupted installations of the security software. The core issue here
is that it is not possible to update the program anymore. Some users
have experienced other issues as well, like crashing third party
applications, slow system starts or shutdowns or related issues.

Avast has released a Fix Update utility"

http://goo.gl/l4uxu +

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@news.sunsite.dk:

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A lot of companies have recently fallen prey to financial influences, try
to implement them and get slammed by Users. CNET and avast! are the most
recent. Unlocker in the recent past. All eventually recant. Users are their
source of capability and your voice collectively can be powerful.

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Unless the URL is very long and you post the original URL and a shortened URL,
do NOT use
shortened URLs as they can be malicious URLs being masked for their malicious
activity.

This is a White Hat group.  Act responsibly!

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Re: Avast Releases Fix Update Utility For Corrupted Installations

On Wed, 29 Feb 2012 07:03:22 -0500, "David H. Lipman"

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    +1

    I never click directly on Bears shortened urls. Sometimes, if
the subject is really interesting, I use an anonymous proxy or a site
that shows urls as images.
    A lot of trouble, for Bear to shorten it, for us to unhack it.
    No idea why he bothers.
    []'s
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David, do you understand how a shortened url preview works?

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Doesn't matter.  Its a moot point.



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How so?

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It is not the job of the viewer of the post to decipher/interpret the post.
The onus is on the poster to provide cl\ear and concise information.

If it is a truly long URL (such as one can get from HP) then a shortened URL
is appropos but it would be best practice to provide both the original URL
and the shortened URL.

Example:
http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/SoftwareIndex.jsp?lang=en&cc=us&prodNameId=13039&prodTypeId=18972&prodSeriesId=27905&swLang=8&taskId=135&swEnvOID=1093

http://tinyurl.com/HP-URL1

There is a legitimate reason to use a shortened URL and the actual URL is
also provided.

There is no obfuscation to the source of the data and a shortened URL was
provided for a legitimate purpose thus giving the reader a choice to either
use the shortened URL or unwrap and use the long URL and the user KNOWS
where the data is sourced.

What an excellent form of Social Engineering it would be to post Security
related article excerpt but post a malicious shortened URL.

NOTE:  FTR can bear witness to a Google Shortened URL that pointed to a
Black Hole Explot kit based site that I posted about two days ago in a
research group.  The associaied Java Jar, SWF and PDF had EXTREMELY low
detections 1/43.


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Then I really don't think you understand a shortened URL preview.

You get the shortended URL to click on which shows the actual long URL you
will be directed to which you can choose to go to or not.

You have no case here.

PS: a shortened URL with goo.gl with the added + does just that!

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It is NOT the job of the viewer to do a preview.  The onus is on the poster,
not the viewer.
Using a shortened URL obfucates said URL.
There is NO need for shortening short URL in the first place.
There is ONLY a legitimate need if the URL is really long.  Then you post
BOTH

**  You are so clueless it is not funny.  **

You are in the wrong place.

There is a plane in Bogota waiting for you as they need your courier
services.  That's you skillset.  Stick with it.


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Re: Avast Releases Fix Update Utility For Corrupted Installations

OdnWBw2YRLetPSnZ2dnUVZ_vGdnZ2d@giganews.com:

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LOL...Of course that is what all of this childish and amateurish behavior
is all about from you and your buddies.

You don't really understand that I choose what groups I participate in and
how, not you....or your buddies.

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Re: Avast Releases Fix Update Utility For Corrupted Installations

David H. Lipman wrote:

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What in any post makes you think the second URL necessarily has
anything to do with the first?


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I guess ...
What an excellent form of Social Engineering it would be to post
Security related article excerpt but post a malicious shortened
URL directly after an actual non-malicious actual URL.

There is a solution for the very long HP URLs.
Don't use HP ;-)
Or actually if everyone was posting only the long ones, it will
eventually make web-sites that use very long URLs look silly and
perhaps because the may end up broken in postings on Usenet and
in web-groups it will accumulate resentment and ridicule.


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The shortend URL makes it easier because of News Clients wrapping long lines and
breaking
a URL.  Thus thus the news post reader has options.

Although HP makes crap such as digital cameras there are many really good HP
products and
thus there are HP support URLs and I see no reasonb for complete avaoidance of
HP.

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David H. Lipman wrote:

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But don't you agree that it can be dangerous to have a long URL
pointing to what you showed an excerpt from, followed by a
shortened URL ..leading most readers to think it will take you to
the same place. Some will use the true long URL and have no
problems, while those using the malicious shortened URL will get
something 'extra'.


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I don't really have any issue with HP, that was partly in jest as
the smiley indicated.
I do have issues with people that point others to sites using
nothing but shortened URLs.


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Yes.  That is a possibility that the shortened URL does NOT equate to the
long original URL.


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bout time you realized how silly your statements were.

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BB your nothing but a troll and you just proved why using a shortened URL is
bad in any case.  ;-)



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David, you are either wrong or don't know what the definition of a troll
is. You are childish and haven't the confidence in your own opinions to
stand on their own thus feel the need to /attempt/ to demean other's
opinions in the ill-begotten belief that you are somehow improving your
perceived dominance of this group. That is over.

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Re: Avast Releases Fix Update Utility For Corrupted Installations

David H. Lipman wrote:
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A full OR shortened URL will either take you somewhere or not
and where if any place you go shouldn't be a problem with a properly
configured browser. Maybe you could offer some inkling of proof that there
exists such a thing as a bad location, anywhere online.
IOW: Maybe it's foolhardiness, but I don't believe in 'bad' URLs, except ones
that don't work (do nothing).

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ASCII wrote:

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For me it's not that, but that i want to know where i'm supposed
to end up. Say in a discussion about printers, or driver-support
we get offered these two links;

<http://shrt.com/tosomewhere
<http://hp.com/bla/bla.php

The first link i don't know if it's something i want to bother
with as i have no idea where that will take me, so i probably
wont bother going there, nor take the trouble to check out a
/preview/ of that site. The second one i would more easily visit
as i can see that it is from a (former) printer-manufacturer.

If someone offers links because they feel people should go there,
i think they should have the courtesy of divulging what site that is.


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