Active state 'state' tool install blocked by avast antivirus

IDP.HELU.PSS18 - Command line detection infection. Using install link from site today:

powershell “IEX(New-Object Net.WebClient).downloadString(‘’)”

Hi @miatareese!

Thanks for letting us know. I’ve passed the info on to the dev team and we’ll try directly contacting Avast.

Also, if you like, you can submit this as a suspected false positive at False Positive File Form


Hi @miatareese,

Did you get in touch with Avast about this? Our dev team wonders if it is perhaps your instance of Powershell that’s infected, rather than an issue with the State Tool. At least, that’s what your error message would seem to indicate.


Hi Zak,
Reply by email failed.
Anyway, yes I did contact avast and it is my understanding that they were adding an exception.

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