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Offline eru

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Avast blocks website
« on: September 16, 2023, 09:14:14 PM »
Hello. Users complain that Avast starting block https://lord-of-the-rings.org/   . It opens on phone, but Avast block the website on PC. That haven't happend before. I have done security checks.

I've checked by sitecheck.sucuri.net, urlvoid.com and https://sitecheck.sucuri.net/results/lord-of-the-rings.org No Malware Found. Please help to solve the problem as we lose users.

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Re: Avast blocks website
« Reply #1 on: September 16, 2023, 09:40:36 PM »
See the outgoing links here:
https://www.virustotal.com/gui/url/47cca647e85bd90dc09572db979466e9e88337d47bb0ac6e0f7fa0825c2f59f7/links

Looks like casino phishing,  Word Press website also has two outdated plugins.

polonus
« Last Edit: September 16, 2023, 10:58:31 PM by polonus »
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Offline eru

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Re: Avast blocks website
« Reply #2 on: September 17, 2023, 08:52:28 AM »
Thanks, but this report https://www.virustotal.com/gui/url/47cca647e85bd90dc09572db979466e9e88337d47bb0ac6e0f7fa0825c2f59f7/links  contains old information, that was 2 years ago, now there are only 7 outgoing links on the site, and not 11 links, as the report writes.
I've checked all the sites (7 pcs.) to which the links lead and everything is ok with them.

"Word Press website also has two outdated plugins" - should I now adapt to Avast and update WP plugins regularly?
This is a bad approach from Avast. it should react If there are viruses on the website, but not to react to minor code errors.

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Re: Avast blocks website
« Reply #3 on: September 18, 2023, 09:50:09 PM »
Hi eru,

We are volunteers here on the forum. Indeed my outdated plugins remark is not from Avast. Wait for their final verdict whether the site is malicious, suspicious or a  potentially unwanted (spam, scam, phishing).

The main problem with WordPress CMS is indeed outdated plugins. The main content management software is well maintained and managed. Plugins are the main cause of abuse or at least could be, so update as soon as new versions become available.

polonus (volunteer 3rd party cold reconnaissance website security analyst and website error hunter)
« Last Edit: September 18, 2023, 09:55:02 PM by polonus »
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