Suddenly stopped by avast & unable to install on Mac

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Suddenly stopped by avast & unable to install on Mac

#1 Post by ShadowcatX » 2019-02-13 20:44

I'm on OS X 10.11.6 (El Capitan) and just encountered my first issue with Filezilla. When I went to launch filezilla my avast stopped it from launching, claiming it had a virus. That's odd to me because I used it yesterday without an issue and because I don't do any risky behaviors on this computer. But anything is possible. So I tried it once more and same result. So whatever, so I uninstalled filezilla and went to reinstall it. I downloaded the version for Mac and when I attempt to re-install it, avast is coming up with 2 more infections, specifically a file overstudiousness. Also, the installation has the circle with a line through it on it, and attempting to install says "You can't open the application "FileZilla" because PowerPC applications are no longer supported." Also, it opened another 2 alerts on the file overstudiousness.

ETA: I disabled fileshields on avast and got it to install. The install still showed the circle with a line through it, but it worked fine. I'm confused as to what might have changed, either on FileZilla or Avast to have caused this issue literally over night.

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Re: Suddenly stopped by avast & unable to install on Mac

#2 Post by boco » 2019-02-14 06:31

Simply report the false positive to them so they can fix their detection samples!
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Re: Suddenly stopped by avast & unable to install on Mac

#3 Post by trashr » 2019-02-14 10:50

Hi ShadowcatX.
Same issue with me on OS Mojave 10.14.2.
Suddenly Filezilla stopped to work: trying to open it I have a message "impossible to open the app" and if I try to download the latest version for a new clean install, Avast blocks the download and claimed it's a virus.
Did you find any possibile solution, beside shutting Avast down?
Thank you.
R.

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Re: Suddenly stopped by avast & unable to install on Mac

#4 Post by boco » 2019-02-14 11:14

The solution is one post above yours. *facepalms hard*
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