AVAST finding malicious site. 127.0.0.1

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    that keeps popping up when i go to certain sites, including this one. avast says its blocking the code. i also get it when i go to youtube. anyone know what this is?
     
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    i did a virus scan and it found no infected files
     
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    My Avast hasn't been popping up such alerts.
     
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    The Comodo firewall is one of the best out there, unfortunately it's no longer a stand alone as the rest of the suite is sub par in respect to most other AVs available and it doesn't play well with other AVs on your system. However I think you can select only the firewall from the installation menu but if you decide to uninstall it there is no simple way. Either way it's a personal choice.
    I've run Avast and Malwarebytes combined on my systems for years without issues, they've even managed to stop a few rather nasty infections that a lot of other AVs don't catch.
     
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    Yours didn't get infected, hers did. All the security experts I've read recommend you run at least two anti-virus programs plus a firewall. This is an issue if you're using an older, slower computer so you have to find "lighter" protection in order to double up and not have your system run at a snails pace.
    Here you can check out many different programs with both editor and user reviews.

    Antivirus Software - Free software downloads and software reviews - CNET Download.com
     
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    is this a virus? it isnt doing it now.
     
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    thanks, i will.
     
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    This site certainly is malicious!
    Well some posters at least ;)
     

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