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Just want to let you know that the McAfee Anti Virus program on my computer keeps stopping me from entering your site. Not sure if it's something with my computer or it detects something afoul.
Says "When we visited this site, we found it exhibited one or more risky behaviors." lol

I mean I know money disappeared from my wallet when I visited your site in the past but...:laugh:

But I'm serious about it keep stopping me.
 

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Just want to let you know that the McAfee Anti Virus program on my computer keeps stopping me from entering your site. Not sure if it's something with my computer or it detects something afoul.
Says "When we visited this site, we found it exhibited one or more risky behaviors." lol

I mean I know money disappeared from my wallet when I visited your site in the past but...:laugh:

But I'm serious about it keep stopping me.
I have McAfee and it lets me in every time. I just tried in "a new tab" and "a new window", put me right into it. Can't help you on the "money disappeared from my wallet when I visited your site in the past" part. :laugh:
 

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Works fine for me. It might be more appropriate to pm someone when you have an issue like this than just blurt it out oh the WWW. It can't be good for business and it could be your software.
 

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Your wife is having it blocked:mocking:
 

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Works fine for me. It might be more appropriate to pm someone when you have an issue like this than just blurt it out oh the WWW. It can't be good for business and it could be your software.
I believe it is called a little humor.


Although my computer is possibly being goofy.
 

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I have the same problem with KennyD's site, and even this one.....

Ideas pop into my head and money just disappears.........

And some really cool stuff shows up a few days later!
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Chris
Just want to let you know that the McAfee Anti Virus program on my computer keeps stopping me from entering your site. Not sure if it's something with my computer or it detects something afoul.
Says "When we visited this site, we found it exhibited one or more risky behaviors." lol

I mean I know money disappeared from my wallet when I visited your site in the past but...:laugh:

But I'm serious about it keep stopping me.
Thanks. Someone reports this about once a year. And it's always McAfee. I don't know what causes it. I can only figure it's some tech savvy wife trying to pull in the reigns on her credit card wielding hubby, perhaps reporting the site as "malicious".... Malicious to her shoe and handbag addiction. :laugh:

I'll try to find a few minutes to look into reversing it. Thanks much and sorry for the trouble.
 

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My suggestion is to stop using overly complicated bloatware like MacAfee and Norton. Those two companies write so much bloat into their products that is causes more problems than they solve.

When I used paid anti-virus software I was happy with Trend-Micro.

I've been using Microsoft's MSE (Microsoft Security Essentials) that is free. If I didn't use MSE, then AVG would probably be my next choice followed by Avast.
 

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My suggestion is to stop using overly complicated bloatware like MacAfee and Norton. Those two companies write so much bloat into their products that is causes more problems than they solve.

When I used paid anti-virus software I was happy with Trend-Micro.

I've been using Microsoft's MSE (Microsoft Security Essentials) that is free. If I didn't use MSE, then AVG would probably be my next choice followed by Avast.
The computer in question is the newest desk top we have in the fleet. Came with McAfee.

The other two including this laptop have Trend Micro.

I like using them to surf the internet, not big on working on them or doing software changes. I tried to change my sons laptp from expired MacAfee to Trendmicro once. Turned into a nightmare for computer dummy me.
 

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FWIW I would never trust a vendor to 'secure' the operating system that they should have made more secure to begin with. My vote is switch to AVG or Avast, both can be free and both work well.

Or if you have a Mac, Sophos and Avast both have a free AV client for them.

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FWIW I would never trust a vendor to 'secure' the operating system that they should have made more secure to begin with. My vote is switch to AVG or Avast, both can be free and both work well.

Or if you have a Mac, Sophos and Avast both have a free AV client for them.

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I've been a safe and happy Avast user for MANY years. With all the well known safety concerns that IE has, I don't trust them (MS) to create a good antivirus software either.
 

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My company network also has the Artillian site blocked. Reason given is "identified by TrustedSource as having a bad reputation.", malicious site, etc.

Maybe get in touch with TrustedSource and see what their concern is...

HTH
 

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My company network also has the Artillian site blocked. Reason given is "identified by TrustedSource as having a bad reputation.", malicious site, etc.

Maybe get in touch with TrustedSource and see what their concern is...

HTH

TrustedSource is a subsidary of McAffee.

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The computer in question is the newest desk top we have in the fleet. Came with McAfee.

The other two including this laptop have Trend Micro.

I like using them to surf the internet, not big on working on them or doing software changes. I tried to change my sons laptp from expired MacAfee to Trendmicro once. Turned into a nightmare for computer dummy me.
Several years ago I lost an installation of Windows 2000 Pro during the addition of Symantec's Norton SystemWorks, which included their anti-virus as well as some "cleaning" applications to "keep your computer running perfectly". During installation, it rebooted the computer at which point it couldn't boot up Windows at all and I had to completely rebuild the entire machine. As the primary CAD computer being used at my shop at the time, it was devastating. That was the last time I used a Symantec product and a look at McAfee gave me the same expectations. Those programs are like a brain tumor for a computer and they charge you for the inconvenience on top of it (my opinion).

Nowadays, I prefer the lightest weight anti-virus programs possible. And it just so happens that they have free offerings (AVG, Avast, Avanti, etc) which work perfectly fine, certainly for those who aren't living lewd and lascivious internet lifestyles.

Whenever I buy a new computer (Dell), I make sure it comes with NO anti-virus offerings. I insist it be left off entirely. I don't even want to see "Symantec" or "McAfee" in the registry. If any keys are found, they are hunted down and shot on site. There is a great safe and dependable free program called "CCleaner" for anyone looking to perform such cleansings. Highly recommended.

With regard to Artillian being listed unfavorably with McAfee, I visited their website yesterday and sent a request to look at it through their contact section. I suspect it will go into a black hole. They also had some other areas for disputing the categorization of a website, but it was convoluted, confusing, and complicated (big surprise). I couldn't even make sense of it, actually. It looked like it was meant for existing customers as opposed to outsiders.

One other thought I had was that Javascript has been getting pretty badly beat up these days. Google Chrome just stopped supporting it. I believe there is some Javascript on the Artillian website so maybe that is causing an issue. Perhaps try accessing through Firefox or IE. I wish I had more time to keep on top of this stuff...!
 

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Another thing to add is AV is absolutely nowhere close to the be all end all solution to protect s computer. An updated firewall at your Internet presence (most modems have one 'kind of' built in these days), updated Operating system, updated 3rd party apps like Java, Adobe anything, Flash, etc., if you can remove any of those apps that's even better.

And finally a sense of awareness, don't click on things from people you don't know, don't click on things from people you DO know if you aren't expecting it from them. Turning off automatic preview in your email client helps as well. Be careful on the net these days, it's a scary place.

Sorry for grammar, typed on a phone.

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Another thing to add is AV is absolutely nowhere close to the be all end all solution to protect s computer. An updated firewall at your Internet presence (most modems have one 'kind of' built in these days), updated Operating system, updated 3rd party apps like Java, Adobe anything, Flash, etc., if you can remove any of those apps that's even better.

And finally a sense of awareness, don't click on things from people you don't know, don't click on things from people you DO know if you aren't expecting it from them. Turning off automatic preview in your email client helps as well. Be careful on the net these days, it's a scary place.

Sorry for grammar, typed on a phone.

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Yeah I hear ya.
We don't surf porn or open obvious viral emails or sites.
Never had a real attack other than on my 11 year old sons small laptop.
Obvious from his lack of common sense and by clicking on something he shouldn't have when playing mine craft.
I wrote that computer off. Lol

I'll look into the AV next time. Which may be soon.
 

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Spam, phishing, fake sites, drive by downloads, advanced persistent threats, malware, ransomware, trojans, etc. that's what the Internet is these days. It's not just piracy and porn sites you have to be fearful of anymore.

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