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SiteAdvisor Now Gives Red Warning For This Website


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#1 Ex_Brit

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Posted 09 February 2014 - 09:26 AM

Red rating HERE.  No doubt erroneous but it means the site owner will have to appeal.

 

I'm a McAfee Forums Moderator and know the quickest way to do this is as follows:

 

If you want to address an issue with a web site in Site Advisor, that is based on McAfee's TrustedSource Web Reputation, please go to http://www.trustedsource.org/en/feedback/url and use the web form to contact the Trusted Source team.

 

  • 1)      Browse to www.trustedsource.org/en/feedback/url
  • 2)      Recommended for website owners or anyone else who wants to be updated on the request status:  Create an Account and then Login
  • 3)      Click on “Check Single URL” (since most re-evaluation requests would be for a single URL)
  • 4)      Select the Product you are using – in our case choose “McAfee SiteAdvisor”
  • 5)      Type in the URL you want to check
  • 6)      Click “Check URL”
  • 7)      Optional:  Choose up to 3 categories from the drop-down “Optional categorization suggestion:”
  • 8)      Optional:  Leave an “Optional comment”
  • 9)      Click “Submit URL for Review”
  • 10)   If you created an Account (and logged in with it), a Ticket ID will be displayed, along with 3 options on when you will receive email (when the ticket is Open, Reviewed, or Closed)

 

Note:  If you want to track your requests or be notified via email, register for a free TrustedSource.org account.

 

 

 

If this is in the wrong spot I apologise - please move it.

 


Edited by Ex_Brit, 09 February 2014 - 09:28 AM.

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Posted 09 February 2014 - 09:48 AM

Hi,

I'll pass this along, but from a quick look at the report, it looks like this is due to a false positive on RogueScanner by McAfee..

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Posted 09 February 2014 - 09:50 AM

I'm sure it's an error.  Good luck ;-)


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Posted 09 February 2014 - 03:29 PM

Just so you know, I just double-checked with virustotal and a few other link scanners...they all came back fine.

I have to agree with myrti, it looks to be a FP but our Admin will look into it.

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Posted 09 February 2014 - 04:51 PM

Hi Peter,

Thanks for sharing the tips. Going to head over there now and take care of it.

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Posted 09 February 2014 - 04:58 PM

I posted this in the thread on the McAfee site : I think you may be looking at an old detection dating from the time when the site was last tested. Once the results are in they don't get updated unless the site owner requests a re-testing, and for a site like this where content changes frequently it should be re-evaluated on a regular basis.

 

The Red rating is coming from TrustedSource and has been there since (or has been back-dated to) about a week ago. The date coincides with a couple of reports from urlquery flagging two downloads - AdwCleaner.exe and Jrt.exe - as suspect. TrustedSource may have picked up those reports or they could have fed into some other source that TrustedSource uses. I haven't seen yet any other reports of problems with downloads from BleepingComputer.

 

http://urlquery.net/report.php?id=9259875

http://urlquery.net/report.php?id=9132892



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Posted 09 February 2014 - 05:07 PM

I submitted my url dispute.

The only item I found was: http://www.mcafee.com/threat-intelligence/domain/default.aspx?domain=bleepingcomputer.com

Hayton, mentioned url query? Can you provide links as to what he is referring to?

Thanks again.



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Posted 09 February 2014 - 05:08 PM

Thanks Hayton. You posted before I could. Appreciate you providing the urls.

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Posted 09 February 2014 - 05:10 PM

Good luck ;-)


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Posted 09 February 2014 - 05:11 PM

Hayton, can you explain more how urlquery works?

I am not sure I understand what Suricata /w Emerging Threats Pro is reporting? It states "ET POLICY PE EXE or DLL Windows file download". They were scanning our download page, which automatically starts a download. That's what it is supposed to do.

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Posted 09 February 2014 - 05:12 PM

Also how can you tell from trusted source when this red rating went into place?

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Posted 09 February 2014 - 08:42 PM

Does anyone actually still use McAfee AV or SiteAdvisor?   :blink:



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Posted 09 February 2014 - 08:50 PM

Does anyone actually still use McAfee AV or SiteAdvisor?   :blink:

 

They are one of the biggest security companies in the world and have several hundred million customers.  They serve both consumers and businesses and since being taken over by Intel in 2011 can only get bigger, or so I would assume.

 

I realise there are those who love to knock the big companies, but they're there and people still buy the software (& some hardware in the case of Enterprise).   The same goes for Symantec (Norton) except for the Intel bit.

 

Incidentally they always get high ratings so they must be doing something right.   Of course it's personal choice that decides what software people use.


Edited by Ex_Brit, 10 February 2014 - 10:16 AM.

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Posted 10 February 2014 - 10:14 AM

All sorted out, good !!

 

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Posted 10 February 2014 - 10:30 AM

Just saw that. Thanks everyone for all your help.






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