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    Post Is this a false positive?

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    ipm-provider.ff.avast.com C:\WINDOWS\System32\drivers\etc\hosts.
    counter.kaspersky.com C:\WINDOWS\System32\drivers\etc\hosts.
    directads.mcafee.com C:\WINDOWS\System32\drivers\etc\hosts.
    ads.mcafee.com C:\WINDOWS\System32\drivers\etc\hosts.
    ads.clamav.net C:\WINDOWS\System32\drivers\etc\hosts.

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    Hello wbenton,

    If you are seeing those entries in your hosts file they appear to be preventing sales message cookies being added to installed programs.

    For instance: https://community.ccleaner.com/topic...ies-for-avast/

    Best regards.
    Last edited by tashi; 2020-07-06 at 19:26. Reason: Clarify
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