There is a  false positive detection by Eset Antivirus and Eset Smart Security this morning

Just about every Google search comes up with the message. These include links via Google to guaranteed safe sites like Microsoft and Eset themselves

It has been reported as a false positive and hopefully a new definitions update will be pushed out urgently and quickly

ESET NOD32 Antivirus
Threat found

Access to the web page was blocked.  Show URL

Access to the web page was blocked.

Threat: HTML/Refresh.BC trojan


Screen shots look like

eset_fp2 eset_FP1

All Antivirus and security software do give false detections at times. This one is annoying but not dangerous. Just wait for a fix to be pushed out or temporarily use a different Search engine, like Bing until Eset fix it.

A temporary fix for this until the definitions are revised and pushed out is to open your Eset program. Select enter advanced set up. select Web access protection, then uncheck the HTTP protection. Press OK and exit Eset

That will leave you less protected from web threats but if you are severely impacted by being unable to use Google searches then that is the least bad alternative.

eset _advanced _setup eset_fix_http_scan

Remember to reverse the setting and restore full protections later today when it is fixed

An alternative is to rollback the recent definition update to an earlier one as described HERE This is for The enterprise version, but consumer versions are very similar from advance settings, expand the update link and press rollback


there are posts on the Eset Forums about this problem and about  JS/ScrInject.B on several German pages

All of these are annoying and will no doubt be talked about for days to come. But they are at least blocking you from potential threats, rather than letting them through.

I will continue to use Eset and recommend their products as being amongst the best protection on the market.

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Ashley Jones
Ashley Jones
29 February 2016 10:48 am 10:48 am

Getting the same problems here, glad you have posted this as all the users in work are telling me there is a trojan on there pc haha 🙂

29 February 2016 10:49 am 10:49 am

Same problem here, several sites showing JS/ScrInject.B infection. I solve it by going back to previous definition at the updates section of ESET AV.

29 February 2016 10:57 am 10:57 am

[…] There is a false positive detection by Eset Antivirus and Eset Smart Security this morning Just about every Google search comes up with the message.  […]

29 February 2016 11:00 am 11:00 am

I’m getting the same errors too. I can’t even open up a google search which points to the ESET support forum!!

29 February 2016 11:08 am 11:08 am


+1 for our site..

Main page redirects by localizations.

29 February 2016 11:25 am 11:25 am


+1 site (customer shop)

Main page has link to change language (different language links).

29 February 2016 2:50 pm 2:50 pm

[…] bit too strict and when you tried to access particular sites – i experienced with BHW, Twitter and this article talks about Google for instance – you weren't able to do it, ESET blocked the site and showed a […]

29 February 2016 7:21 pm 7:21 pm
“… problem has been fixed at virus definition database version 13103 (20160229).”

Neil Prague
Neil Prague
29 February 2016 9:41 pm 9:41 pm

I had this too, though for some reason it only affected Internet Explorer and not Firefox. It was thanks to Derek’s post that I found a temporary solution – so I owe Derek a beer. ESET fixed this with an update a couple of hours after I noticed the problem so chapeau to them too. If only certain large software manufacturers were so quick off the mark with repairing faulty updates.

Panic over and we can get on with real life again – and that offer of a beer stands in the unlikely event I ever have the pleasure of meeting Derek.

Ashwaq Hilal
Ashwaq Hilal
26 August 2016 1:41 am 1:41 am

Just load the list and unblock the site on your AV interface. ESET Antivirus will allow you to do that.