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rdmaloyjr

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ZAAS blocks PC Flank
« on: December 15, 2007, 10:55:24 PM »
I have the "Patch Tuesday Special" of ZoneAlarm AntiSpyware.  It includes ZA Pro fw.

I went to PC Flank site to do a fw check & ZAAS blocked PC Flank's site, also got a pop-up from ZAAS notifying me it blocked the site as "Spy".

Does PC Flank have a bad rep?  Is it a spyware site?

I had no trouble with Shields UP, passed 100%.

On my laptop with Spyware Terminator & PC Tools fw+ I had no trouble with PC Flanks site, passed 100%.  Shields Up, 100% also.

avast! on both! 8)

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Re: ZAAS blocks PC Flank
« Reply #1 on: December 16, 2007, 12:22:12 AM »
I would have thought that the whole idea of trying to bypass a firewall may be considered malicious by anti-spyware, etc.

avast detects many firewall bypass files as it isn't to know if this is legit or malicious use. It detects the zabypass.exe and breakout.exe that I know of but it doesn't detect pcflankleaktest.exe (very old copy that I have on my system).
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rdmaloyjr

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Re: ZAAS blocks PC Flank
« Reply #2 on: December 16, 2007, 02:34:36 AM »
David,

Maybe I missunderstood you, but avast! didn't block PC Flank's website, ZAAS blocked it.

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Re: ZAAS blocks PC Flank
« Reply #3 on: December 16, 2007, 03:27:31 AM »
That is what I said it is considered malicious by some ant-spyware/virus software although not detected by avast it is by the ZA anti-spyware, so there is nothing strange in that because of its actions.

Submit it to virustotal and you will probably see others consider it malware or a tool, etc.
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Re: ZAAS blocks PC Flank
« Reply #4 on: December 16, 2007, 06:47:17 AM »
Thank you.

It seems PC Flank is on ZAAS's block list as I didn't get a chance to click on any test.  The block of the site was instant.
« Last Edit: December 16, 2007, 06:53:55 AM by rdmaloyjr »

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Re: ZAAS blocks PC Flank
« Reply #5 on: December 16, 2007, 02:55:21 PM »
If the site is on a block list, seems they are trying to avoid the test and possibly failing it.
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Re: ZAAS blocks PC Flank
« Reply #6 on: December 20, 2007, 01:06:46 AM »
I found the setting to unblock PC Flank in ZAAS.  I tested ZAAS (ZA Pro fw) with PC Flank & it passed 100%.  I'm not surprised, ZA free always passed.

Maybe PC Flank is a fp in ZAAS (ZoneAlarm AntiSpyware [includes ZA Pro fw]).