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shin111:
Lately the spammers that get onto my forum show their domain as some variations of ***.avast.com.

For example the lastest one's info showed up as:

IP: 5.62.61.206    0    
Hostname: r-206-61-62-5.ff.avast.com

Avast's supposed to be antivirus/etc. but these are spammers. What is up with that?

landyvlad:
what's an actual full example?

Try running it through this as see what it says:  https://www.whois.net/





Arantor:
The OP gave a full example, and the IP is owned by Avast.

I wonder if they have some kind of proxy product.

landyvlad:
Yeah I must have been asleep when I posted that, sorry.

Do you actually use Avast yourself?

This MAY be relevant (not they scam, but the site compromise) https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=220442.msg1468874#new

As an aside the forum seems to have a lot of example as top why NOT to use AVAST https://forum.avast.com/index.php?board=1.20



GigaWatt:
Oh, they're using SMF too :).

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