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Offline Abdelrahman

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Avast Web Shield blocking Google SXG requests (webpkgcache.com)
« on: September 04, 2022, 03:02:20 PM »
Google SXG is a new technology for delivering instant fast webpages in results, you can find info here:
https://developers.google.com/search/docs/advanced/experience/signed-exchange

However Avast Web Shield is blocking browsing webpkgcache.com, as a false positive for phishing/deceptive content as seen in the attached screen shot.

I hope this message reaches the appropriate team at avast.

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Re: Avast Web Shield blocking Google SXG requests (webpkgcache.com)
« Reply #1 on: September 04, 2022, 03:44:06 PM »
Google SXG is a new technology for delivering instant fast webpages in results, you can find info here:
https://developers.google.com/search/docs/advanced/experience/signed-exchange

However Avast Web Shield is blocking browsing webpkgcache.com, as a false positive for phishing/deceptive content as seen in the attached screen shot.

I hope this message reaches the appropriate team at avast.
Report Suspicious File or URL:  https://www.avast.com/false-positive-file-form.php
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Re: Avast Web Shield blocking Google SXG requests (webpkgcache.com)
« Reply #2 on: September 04, 2022, 04:36:23 PM »
I don't know if this is more ASB than Web Shield or not - but you might want to check this information as it seems to have some security issues.
https://en.internet.nl/site/webpkgcache.com/1697502/#
Whilst this one considers it a Low Security Risk - https://sitecheck.sucuri.net/results/webpkgcache.com - but with some Hardening Improvements.

However Firefox throws up an HTTP security warning page about this domain name if you try to visit directly.
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Re: Avast Web Shield blocking Google SXG requests (webpkgcache.com)
« Reply #3 on: September 04, 2022, 07:57:21 PM »
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Report Suspicious File or URL:  https://www.avast.com/false-positive-file-form.php

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Re: Avast Web Shield blocking Google SXG requests (webpkgcache.com)
« Reply #4 on: September 04, 2022, 07:59:52 PM »
I don't know if this is more ASB than Web Shield or not - but you might want to check this information as it seems to have some security issues.
https://en.internet.nl/site/webpkgcache.com/1697502/#
Whilst this one considers it a Low Security Risk - https://sitecheck.sucuri.net/results/webpkgcache.com - but with some Hardening Improvements.

However Firefox throws up an HTTP security warning page about this domain name if you try to visit directly.

It is 100% legitimate domain owned by Google, you can read more at: https://developers.google.com/search/docs/advanced/experience/signed-exchange

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Re: Avast Web Shield blocking Google SXG requests (webpkgcache.com)
« Reply #5 on: September 04, 2022, 08:29:22 PM »
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Report Suspicious File or URL:  https://www.avast.com/false-positive-file-form.php

Tried, but not working
What's not working? Did you submit the file ?
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Re: Avast Web Shield blocking Google SXG requests (webpkgcache.com)
« Reply #6 on: September 04, 2022, 08:35:01 PM »
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Report Suspicious File or URL:  https://www.avast.com/false-positive-file-form.php

Tried, but not working
What's not working? Did you submit the file ?
I tried using a VPN and it worked, seems it is blocking my country (Egypt)
Successfully submitted the false positive.

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Re: Avast Web Shield blocking Google SXG requests (webpkgcache.com)
« Reply #7 on: September 04, 2022, 08:36:41 PM »
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Report Suspicious File or URL:  https://www.avast.com/false-positive-file-form.php

Tried, but not working
What's not working? Did you submit the file ?
I tried using a VPN and it worked, seems it is blocking my country (Egypt)
Successfully submitted the false positive.
So it's not Avast that's doing the blocking but your country.
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