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    rotblitz

    Such false positives have been reported before too.  You need to report this to Avast to get it corrected.  Pretty clear that OpenDNS can't correct another service's AV signatures.

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    fxp3

    Add to that Avast's regular network scan which says OpenDNS is a hack.

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    mattwilson9090

    Avast products have a long history of not working well with OpenDNS. As rotblitz said 2 and a half years ago, these types of things need to be taken up with Avast as OpenDNS cannot do anything about them. Or you can just use another product that does not have the conflicts with OpenDNS that Avast does.

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    cliverusl

    Its still happening on the test site http://www.internetbadguys.com/ 

    It scared me at first but I've reported it to Avast so will see if they do anything about it this time. Maybe if everyone reported it from the popup every time it happens they will finally look at it and stop wasting everyone's time.

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    rotblitz

    Did you ever consider to simply get rid of such resource consuming and annoying additions on your computer?  I don't use any of those on Windows 8 and 10, just the built-in Windows defender.

    https://www.cnet.com/how-to/i-dont-use-anti-virus-software-am-i-nuts/
    http://www.windowscentral.com/do-you-need-pc-antivirus-2017

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    cliverusl

    Yep. Defender seems much better these days and I did use it as the sole A/V on a PC I recently built from scratch. Unfortunately Avast carried over on my PC from the pre-upgrade W7 and I'm a bit reluctant to uninstall it as that has some risks but given the choice I'll avoid Avast and AVG ongoing.

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    fxp3

    I've since dropped Avast because of this problem and also its become bloutted with all the extraneous apps they are pushing. Microsoft Defender is workingd just fine, its updated daily and runs quickly.  No problems with OpenDNS. 

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