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Re: URL:mal Blocked
« Reply #15 on: December 03, 2012, 12:37:48 PM »
This still seems to be an issue. According to the Sucuri SiteCheck link, there is no malware on the site, but it's blacklisted regardless. This doesn't make any sense.

-> http://zulu.zscaler.com/submission/show/5f29394d67f321b7f4ee28287242a320-1354534152
I still see nothing there. Those files are marked as suspicious, but not malicious. Sounds more like a false positive than anything else to me.
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Re: URL:mal Blocked
« Reply #16 on: December 03, 2012, 12:42:28 PM »
I still see nothing there. Those files are marked as suspicious, but not malicious. Sounds more like a false positive than anything else to me.

It's up to you what you think or do. I certainly wouldn't go there.
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Re: URL:mal Blocked
« Reply #17 on: December 03, 2012, 12:45:18 PM »
I still see nothing there. Those files are marked as suspicious, but not malicious. Sounds more like a false positive than anything else to me.

It's up to you what you think or do. I certainly wouldn't go there.
It's being flagged by Avast! just for the program attempting to update itself too. Theoretically, isn't that anti-security if a known-good program can't get it's files to make sure it's more secure? :P
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Re: URL:mal Blocked
« Reply #18 on: December 03, 2012, 12:47:17 PM »
a known-good program

Why do you think so..??
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Re: URL:mal Blocked
« Reply #19 on: December 03, 2012, 12:51:18 PM »
a known-good program

Why do you think so..??
It's pretty well known and I've yet to see any complaints from anyone, nor have I had any issues myself...and I'm pretty security-conscious. In fact, most of those web-scanners out there are known to give a lot of false positives on sites with unpopular programs or URL's. I can give a perfect example where a video game multiplayer modification I work on in another community keeps getting falsely flagged by Google's Webmaster Tools scanner, and they have absolutely no way to request an exception to be made. Ironically, Avast! flagged the same program for 3 years until it was finally fixed.

I'm sorry to say, but suspicious domain and file names that clearly aren't meant to be are pretty obviously not an issue. I do agree that being careful is a great idea, but this should be researched further before flagging it as malicious. Why not have Avast! warn users that the URL is suspicious, not malicious? It doesn't have a way to add exceptions for scanning in the Network Shield itself.
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Re: URL:mal Blocked
« Reply #20 on: December 03, 2012, 12:53:53 PM »
Well, it's not my decision anyway, so you would have to talk to the guys at the viruslab. ;)
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Re: URL:mal Blocked
« Reply #21 on: December 03, 2012, 12:54:49 PM »
Well, it's not my decision anyway, so you would have to talk to the guys at the viruslab. ;)
No worries, I know. Just having a healthy debate with a fellow security enthusiast. :)
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Re: URL:mal Blocked
« Reply #22 on: December 03, 2012, 12:58:33 PM »
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