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#1 arc14716

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Posted 06 October 2013 - 05:59 PM

I frequently visit a website called comicbookresoures.com for news on the comic book industry and related topics. I have a Norton SafeWeb toolbar installed in my broswer on Internet Explorer 8. Yesterday, the SafeWeb icon displayed a caution icon. When I clicked it, it said that the website had a report on a virus threat. The report can be referenced as follows:
 

http://safeweb.norton.com/report/show?url=http:%2F%2Fwww.comicbookresources.com%2Fnews&product=N360&version=20.4.0.40&layout=OEM&lang=0901&source=toolbar

 

So, out of a sense of caution, I ran scans with Norton 360 (quick and full).  It found and removed tracking cookies.  I ran a scan with Norton Power Eraser and it fixed something with the registry.  Also, I ran scans with TDSS Killer and Malwarebytes Anti-Malware.  Nothing turned up there.  I also ran TFC to clear out the temp files.

 

So far, my PC has been functioning normally.  Is there anything else I should do just in case there is something else hiding on my PC that I don't know anything about?

 

((If you want, I can also forward the logs from Norton 360 and NPE.  I just need to know how I can access and post those logs for review)).

 

Thanks for your time.

 

 



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Posted 06 October 2013 - 07:25 PM

I'm nor surprised.

Two days ago my web site was marked by Norton with "Caution".

Here is a funny (or tragic) part.

It was marked with "Caution" because of a few links leading to.....BleepingComputer, specifically to couple of registry fixes posted by....BC owner, Mr. Grinler.

 

On a top of it it happened for the second time this year for the very same links.

 

To make things even more pathetic re-evaluation link at Norton site didn't work so I had to email them.

They fixed it next day but do you want to trust them?

I won't.


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Posted 07 October 2013 - 02:30 AM

Wait a minute.

 

So you're saying there's nothing really wrong with my PC and there's nothing really wrong with the website?

 

So why is there a caution/warning up in the first place?

 

 


Edited by arc14716, 07 October 2013 - 02:31 AM.


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Posted 07 October 2013 - 04:50 AM

I visited the site only after Broni posted that, and my M.S.E. did not move ......

 

Also scans with MBAM and SAS show nothing ......

 

So I will not comment past that -



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Posted 07 October 2013 - 02:55 PM

WOT lists it as "Excellent": http://www.mywot.com/en/scorecard/comicbookresources.com?utm_source=addon&utm_content=popup-donuts


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Posted 07 October 2013 - 06:35 PM

I revisited the site, and did note a small comment from Norton Re: Caution.

 

Result of the Norton comment = "Web sites rated "Caution" may have a small number of threats and annoyances, but are not considered dangerous enough to warrant a red "Warning". Proceed with caution.
The Norton rating is a result of Symantec's automated analysis system."

 

But my WOT and other items (WinPatrol etc) showed nothing .....

 

occasionally deals with more adult themed books

This was the only comment I found, but not about the site itself -



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Posted 07 October 2013 - 08:59 PM

This what Norton didn't like on my site....LOL

 

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