AVG considers the WOT add-on as a malware and recommends removal

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AVG considers the WOT add-on as a malware and recommends removal

Post by sylviohaas@uol.com.br » Fri Sep 22, 2017 5:22 pm

After finishing scanning my computer AVG stated that it considers the WOT add-on as a malware and strongly recommends removal. I did ignore it but am a little worried. Can you cure my head ache?
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RE: AVG considers the WOT add-on as a malware and recommends rem

Post by NotBuyingIt » Fri Sep 22, 2017 5:42 pm

I suggest you
1.) Temporarily uninstall/remove the WOT add-on
2.) Update your web browser to its newest released version
3.) Run you virus scan and fix any issues as needed
4.) Use your web browser's site to install WOT (Very obviously, your web browser's add-on site shouldn't offer add-ons known to contain malware.)
5.) Run another virus scan.
6.) If the WOT add-on is detected, contact AVG support for specific details and post those details in this thread.

Note that the current WOT add-on for Firefox will become incompatible with new Firefox releases sometime in November.
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RE: AVG considers the WOT add-on as a malware and recommends rem

Post by sylviohaas@uol.com.br » Fri Sep 22, 2017 9:37 pm


I suggest you
1.) Temporarily uninstall/remove the WOT add-on
2.) Update your web browser to its newest released version
3.) Run you virus scan and fix any issues as needed
4.) Use your web browser's site to install WOT (Very obviously, your web browser's add-on site shouldn't offer add-ons known to contain malware.)
5.) Run another virus scan.
6.) If the WOT add-on is detected, contact AVG support for specific details and post those details in this thread.

Note that the current WOT add-on for Firefox will become incompatible with new Firefox releases sometime in November.
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1. Are we really going to be without WOT's protection from November on? We had that awful experience not so long ago!
2. I followed your recommended steps but AVG is still stating that WOT has to be removed.
I sent them a request to explain WHAT the problem is, as you requested, but I do not believe that they will respond soon or even if they are going to respond at all!
Thank you.
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RE: AVG considers the WOT add-on as a malware and recommends rem

Post by NotBuyingIt » Sat Sep 23, 2017 12:06 am


(Very obviously, your web browser's add-on site shouldn't offer add-ons known to contain malware.)
 
6.) If the WOT add-on is detected, contact AVG support for specific details and post those details in this thread.

2. I followed your recommended steps but AVG is still stating that WOT has to be removed.
I sent them a request to explain WHAT the problem is, as you requested, but I do not believe that they will respond soon or even if they are going to respond at all!
Thanks.
 

Note that the current WOT add-on for Firefox will become incompatible with new Firefox releases sometime in November.

1. Are we really going to be without WOT's protection from November on? We had that awful experience not so long ago!
Firefox subscribers will need to install an upgraded WOT add-on (not yet available) for forthcoming versions of Firefox, probably during November. That is the topic of several other forum threads, should you care to join the discussion in any of them. (However, please do not start an additional discussion about that topic in this support thread.). See
https://www.mywot.com/forum/68378-firefox-electrolyisi-enabled-no-wot-icons-appear-in-google-searches-or-on-google-image-search-thumbnails#comment-350074
See also
https://www.mywot.com/forum/66816-firefox-e10s#comment-367800
https://www.mywot.com/forum/77290-firefox-multiprocess-compatibility#comment-363252
(Keywords: WebExtensions multiprocess Electrolysis e10)

 
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