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DCglasgow
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Re: Avast reports smarthub vulnerable to attack.

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Following the latest programme and security update to Avast released on 6 Feb 2019 (ver. 19.2.2364 - build 19.2.4186.404),  its WiFi Inspector scan no longer flags up this vulnerability on my smarthub.  I hope it's the same for everyone else who was irritated by this issue.

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Maryemm
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Message 102 of 109

This CVE-2017-14491

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I see that other people in the past have raised the question of CVE-2017-14491 a vulnerability reported by the Avast anti virus software.

I have not really seen a solution to this problem and as I have just received this information from my free Avast I am, obviously, concerned, and wish to remedy the situation. 

Any advice /help you can offer would be gratefully received.

My thanks in advance.

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DCglasgow
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Message 103 of 109

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Hi Maryemm,

I have not been troubled by this issue since the Avast security update in February,  mentioned above.  There was a further update last week, and I'm pleased to say still no problems.  Do you know if you are running the latest version:  19.3.2369 - build 19.3.4241.404 

 

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Maryemm
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Message 104 of 109

Re: This CVE-2017-14491

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Thank you for your help.

I use Avast the free version. This is out of date, I fear.

I am learning to use an iMac and am running into problems. I need to uninstall Avast and look for a newer version. When I access Account I am asked to install a Helper but every password I try is refused. Seems to be catch 22 at the moment.

 

 

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DCglasgow
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Re: This CVE-2017-14491

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I don't use an iMac, but before you go through the process of uninstalling Avast, do you have an Avast icon in your  System Tray?  If so, try right clicking on the icon,  select update, and then program.  That should update you to the latest version without uninstalling.

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Maryemm
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Message 106 of 109

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No icon in system tray. Windows 10, on another PC, is much easier in that respect! 

(Is there a quick way of finding my posts on this Forum, please?)

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Maryemm
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Message 107 of 109

Re: This CVE-2017-14491

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Just seen the "bell"!!

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Maryemm
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Message 108 of 109

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No it's version 13.12 though I can't imagine why.

 

If I want to update I need a "Helper" according to the dialogue box. This asks for my name and password. I have tried Avast password and my Apple passwords but none are accepted. As I said catch 22 because i cannot update or uninstall. 

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DCglasgow
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Message 109 of 109

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Hi again Maryemm,

Sorry I cant help with iMac.  But I have just been looking at the Mac section on the Avast forums, and it seems 13.12 may in fact be the latest version for iMac.  The version numbers I quoted before are obviously for Windows.

https://forum.avast.com/index.php?board=5.0

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