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Offline tgm1024

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How to automatically add malicious sites to block list?
« on: November 01, 2012, 02:49:25 PM »

(Avast! Free 7.0.1466)

Whenever a threat is detected, I get the ding-ding-ding popup.  Nifty.

But, is there a button, or some other way to quickly (or automatically) drop that site into the block list?

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Re: How to automatically add malicious sites to block list?
« Reply #1 on: November 02, 2012, 06:29:41 AM »
No need to put it on the block list, if it already gets blocked. ;)
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Re: How to automatically add malicious sites to block list?
« Reply #2 on: November 02, 2012, 02:10:16 PM »

Well that particular malware got blocked, but not that site, and someday it might have something that slips by.

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Re: How to automatically add malicious sites to block list?
« Reply #3 on: November 02, 2012, 03:32:27 PM »
Surely it doesn't take a block list for you to stop visiting that site ?

There is no such one click button function - If you can't trust to memory:
You can add the site to either your firewall (?), HOSTS file or add it to the Additional Protection, Site Blocking, URLs to block.
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Re: How to automatically add malicious sites to block list?
« Reply #4 on: November 02, 2012, 05:44:42 PM »
Surely it doesn't take a block list for you to stop visiting that site ?
Ridiculous reply.

It doesn't take porn to land on a site that portends to supply you the information you want from google.  And it's a bad idea to commit these to memory.  Google returns what it returns.  The number of sites I visit are legion.  I'm supposed to remember the good from the bad?

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There is no such one click button function - If you can't trust to memory:
You can add the site to either your firewall (?), HOSTS file or add it to the Additional Protection, Site Blocking, URLs to block.
Yes.  For 15 years I've been maintaining a modified hosts file.  Further, I know how to do add it by hand in other ways.  The problem is that there really should be a quick "block in the future?" popup, or similar option.  Avast is a powerful tool providing ways of 1. detecting malware and blocking malware, and 2. blocking websites.

That they don't connect the two concepts quickly seems odd.  RIGHT AT THE DISCOVERY of the malware is WHEN I KNOW FOR SURE that I have found a website to block.

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Re: How to automatically add malicious sites to block list?
« Reply #5 on: November 09, 2012, 03:37:14 PM »
To illustrate how silly it is to try to keep these things in your head, here's another real-world example that happened just now.

We're about to chose a new puppy out for the family, and I wanted to see if it's a good idea to bring kids along for the choice.  This pops up under a google search:

(DO NOT CLICK)
http://www.awsaclub.com/new/puppy.htm
Good grief, they're all so cute, how can you pick out the puppy that will be right for you ... trainable, protective, and good with children when properly socialized. .... Always take the puppy to a vet as soon as possible to have the puppy evaluated ...
(DO NOT CLICK)

So Avast! catches the following trojan:
Infection Details

URL:   http://www.awsaclub.com/new/puppy.htm
Process:   C:\Programs\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
Infection:   URL:Mal


RIGHT at this point is where it makes sense to have a message similar in intent to the following:

The URL http://www.awsaclub.com/new/puppy.htm has been black listed and will be blocked in the future.  Do you wish to remove this block?  Doing so will likely cause you to experience the same malware attack again (BUTTON: "Remove block")
« Last Edit: November 09, 2012, 03:46:58 PM by tgm1024 »

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Re: How to automatically add malicious sites to block list?
« Reply #6 on: November 09, 2012, 03:56:53 PM »
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So Avast! catches the following trojan:
Infection Details
what trojan?

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Re: How to automatically add malicious sites to block list?
« Reply #7 on: November 09, 2012, 04:33:43 PM »
It said "trojan" the first time.  The 2nd and 3rd time it gave me the quoted message.  The 4th time (just now) Avast GUI crashed.

Getting spooked.  Doing scan.