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Avast Team: Please Adjust This Rating For Safety
« on: May 30, 2012, 01:24:16 AM »
Please note:  This is not an attempt to change the way the WebRep tool works (in general) or its security purpose.  It is merely to assist those, at least in my state, from thinking a page that is meant to harm them versus the help it offers cincerning their network security.  This does not have to do with my previous post on this matter and I would appreciate all comments regarding any other functionality (of WebRep) discussed on a separte thread.  I am more concerned that someone who uses Avast in my state, who may be suffering from the below described infection, will navigate to the site in the news cast but be discouraged by the Avast WebRep rating on the page.

This is only a request to have the below linked page rating, via the Avst WebRep tool, be adjusted to reflect that ACTUL reputation of said page.  This page deal with helping users insure they are not left in the dark on July 9th, 2012 (as the story will point out).

http://www.kutv.com/news/features/national/stories/vid_280.shtml -the news cast
http://www.fbi.gov/news/stories/2011/november/malware_110911 -the page that needs its rating adjusted until July 9th.
Update on March 12, 2012: To assist victims affected by the DNSChanger malicious software, the FBI obtained a court order authorizing the Internet Systems Consortium (ISC) to deploy and maintain temporary clean DNS servers. This solution is temporary, providing additional time for victims to clean affected computers and restore their normal DNS settings. The clean DNS servers will be turned off on July 9, 2012, and computers still impacted by DNSChanger may lose Internet connectivity at that time.

If this cannot be done, for whatever reason, I suppose I could always forward this thread to Matt Gephardt of the US famous 'Get Gephardt' series (off KUTV  News) to further inquire why Avast would rather users beleive this site is bad even though they were notified of the security implications this dels with.

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Re: Avast Team: Please Adjust This Rating For Safety
« Reply #1 on: May 30, 2012, 02:25:46 AM »
As you already know WebRep is not security related. It is related to popularity. WebRep does have some anti-phishing capabilities.
As you are well aware of WebRep is based on "votes" as far as the rating goes. It is not up to avast to babysit a user while they vote.  :)
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Re: Avast Team: Please Adjust This Rating For Safety
« Reply #2 on: May 30, 2012, 05:00:45 AM »
Simply use openDNS and stop worrying about it.
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Re: Avast Team: Please Adjust This Rating For Safety
« Reply #3 on: May 30, 2012, 06:45:12 AM »
An internet friend has this for his forum signature :

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Before you go around threatening to "send threads TV comapanies" you might just want to stop and think. Having read many of your posts here it is very very plain that you have a major problem understanding the applications you are using.

How many times do you need telling that Avast DO NOT RATE web pages with Web Rep, it is the USERS opinions of those pages.

Looking at your signature it also seems you have a problem with the way you operate your PC, why is it that you keep infecting your machine?  What are you doing that causes these problems ?  My machines are on 24/7/365 , my teenage son spends hours every day going all over the net and we have not had any form of malware in over 3 years.