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kaspersky calls adware on a known (thought to be safe) site


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#1 hellothere42

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Posted 17 December 2017 - 10:50 AM

so first of all sorry if this was posted in the wrong forum, i couldn't find a fitting category so i chose "general security"
 
i've been using the YT to mp3 converter peggo.tv for quite some time now and have never had problems with it. but recently visited the website and kaspersky told me about a threat. i clicked on details and it showed me a file name which contained sth like "not-a-virus-adware".

i haven't found reports of this anywhere when i googled it. also, on my other computer (which i don't have kaspersky installed on, but instead the free version of malwarebytes) i visited peggo.tv and nothing popped up.

 

i could try and download a song then run adwcleaner and see if it finds sth, i guess?

 

edit: i tried using ublock origin but it didn't help


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Posted 17 December 2017 - 10:57 AM

It is more than likely due to ads/scripts that are placed on the site.

Edited by AnythingButMalware, 17 December 2017 - 11:00 AM.

Have you tried turning it off and back on? :P


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Posted 17 December 2017 - 11:03 AM

does uBlock Origin block popups too?



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Posted 17 December 2017 - 11:08 AM

It is more than likely due to ads/scripts that are placed on the site.

k so... you edited ublock origin out of your comment?



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Posted 17 December 2017 - 12:01 PM

can someone help me now pls



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Posted 18 December 2017 - 06:29 PM


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Posted 29 December 2017 - 10:37 AM

 

thanks mate, but can i go to that page now or not?

is kaspersky right with that adware thing? because adwcleaner doesn't report adware when i ddownload things there.



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Posted 29 December 2017 - 11:34 AM

Kaspersky uses different detection methods than AdwCleaner. Therefore, what it considers adware may not be defined the same as other security programs. Although the detection is not malicious, Kaspersky believes it is something you should know about so an alert is provided. If you recognize the site (or any downloadable programs) as legitimate, you can ignore the detection and add it to the anti-virus exclusion list.
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