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Norton + Adwcleaner?


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#1 Lehr

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Posted 21 March 2014 - 10:45 AM

This is a question more then a concern seeing as it appears to be utterly harmless.

 

 

Adwcleaner sees Norton safe searches plugin as a 'virus' or unwanted program.

 

Every time I update firefox, Nortons safe search.xml file returns along with:

 

 

Line Found : user_pref("keyword.URL", "hxxp://nortonsafe.search.ask.com/web?o=APN10506&gct=kwd&qsrc=2869&l=dis&prt=NIS&chn=retail&geo=US&ver=21&q=");
 

 

 

Is this normal?

 

 

And before anyone asks, I was unsure as to where I should post this thread.

 

Thank you, whoever moved it.


Edited by Lehr, 21 March 2014 - 11:02 AM.
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Posted 21 March 2014 - 09:37 PM

Hello -

ask.com <= This very small part of the line you have added may be related,
I had a long reply ready, but then I noted the full url linking.

"ASK.com" will usually be detected due to some of their earlier nasty works.

I just see this as a Heuristic Identification of this line.

 

Your (or others) opinion ??



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Posted 21 March 2014 - 10:10 PM

The developer has been advised.
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Posted 22 March 2014 - 10:30 AM

Thank you mister Quietman.

 

 

And I thank you as well for explaining why it was detected, Noknojon.

 

With any luck this will solve my issue!



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Posted 22 March 2014 - 02:15 PM

If I hear back from Xplode, I will advise you.
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