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Windows Questioning Authenticity Of Siteadvisor


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#1 TMacK

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Posted 26 August 2006 - 11:44 AM

Was not sure where to post this cause it has to do with windows and browsing!
I opened my browser last nite and there was a windows box,with "Security Error-Domain Name Mismatch".In the box it read,"You have attempted to establish a connection with dss2 SiteAdvisor.com.However the security certificate presented belongs to dss1.It is possible someone is trying to intercept your communication thru this web site.If You suspect the certificate shown does not belong to dss2,please cancel connection and notify site administrator."
Didn't look at the certificate but will edit this with that info if I can see it when I close and reopen my browser.
Did post in the McAfeehelp.com Forum,but have not heard back yet.
Was wondering if anyone else using the SiteAdvisor Extension with Firefox has had this happen and if there is a fix?
Am going to do my weekly updates/scans now,just to rule any nasties out!
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Posted 26 August 2006 - 04:39 PM

Scans found nothing,but I found This MozillaZine KB Article.
Interesting enough,haven't had another Security Alert since posting.Wonder if SiteAdvisor updated their certificate since?
Could be waiting a while before I hear back from the the McAfee Forum.Noted that most questions in the SiteAdvisor section were unanswered.Guess SA is a minute portion of the McAfee conglomeration.
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Posted 27 August 2006 - 07:07 AM

This appears to be a warning that the site that you went to was giving you a bad security certificate, not a problem with your system.

It depends on your level of trust of the Site Advisor folks. If you think it's legit, and have verified it as well as you can, then it's up to you to decide if it's worth the risk to accept it.

IMO, I would uninstall the McAfee. The reason for this is that there's quite a few problem reports about it's performance listed around the web. In it's place I'd install a good, free Anti-virus with autoupdating capability (I use AVG Free, available here: http://free.grisoft.com/ )
My browser caused a flood of traffic, sio my IP address was banned. Hope to fix it soon. Will get back to posting as soon as Im able.

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Posted 27 August 2006 - 11:21 AM

Thanx for your reply usasma;
I read into that also,but because I had just connected to the internet, the site I was at was my home page,my ISP,a huge corporation in western Canada! As far as I was concerned,I didn't even have to think about risk.
I have not had another one of those messages since my first post.
BTW,I recently got rid of NIS and have AVG Free. Something I had been wanting to do for months.Was like taking off a ball and chain!
SiteAdvisor(or a similar utility) is somehow suppose to be incorporated in the Firefox 2.0 Update coming out sometime in October.So users won't have to bother with the extension.Will be interesting to see how that all works out!
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