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amw_drizz

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Just as title says norton safe web says this site is unsafe and has a downloader.

Url to check it out at http://safeweb.norto...l=geekstogo.com

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The tool that is being flagged is perfectly safe, but gets flagged by some AVs due to the processes that are run within it. I can assure you that we are not hosting malicious downloads on Geeks to Go. I will make sure that admin sees this, though, to see if it's worth trying to get off of the list.
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I knew this site is fine, it just alerted me when since I installed Norton 360, So I just thought I would let you guys know. So you can try and figure out why it got flagged.
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The CA Website Inspector classifies GTG as "low risk" because it hides the server location.
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Norton is just showing how poor their AV programs work.
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Norton is just showing how poor their AV programs work.

:)

If I would have been drinking, it would now be all over my screen. Thank goodness I wasn't drinking, mate!

It looks like it is detecting SmitFraudFix as a version of IEDefender... :)

I'm sure Admin will sort it out if necessary. :)

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Just as title says norton safe web says this site is unsafe and has a downloader.

Url to check it out at http://safeweb.norto...l=geekstogo.com

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Erm... look at the picture.. How can you get the CyberDefender Anti-Spyware ads on the home page?.. I didn't get one..
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He could have gotten the ads if he wasn't logged in. Go to the home page when you're logged out and see what you get. :)
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Ads on the homepage should be visible to everyone. As far as which ad is displayed that's determined by Google. We only filter any ads that appear on the rogue anti-spyware list.

Regarding the Norton warning, that is a false positive. Smitfraudfix is a specialized software tool for removing specific infections. One of them is IEDefender. Registry keys, and other data used to recognize and remove IEDefender can cause it to be flagged as the infection. Classic false positive.

I've contacted Norton, and we'll see if we can get it corrected soon.
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Why would you even install Norton in the first place...
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windows seven has a small av support right now, and in the next few months it will get better.

that and it was free. (not illegal) they gave me a free subscription for beta testing there new app for windows seven
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Why would you even install Norton in the first place...

Norton is much improved. I'm guessing you haven't tried it lately? I wouldn't hesitate to recommend it. Read our review.
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I have tried it lately, i just really dislike it
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PC-Tech Quote:i just really dislike it

Why???

Bad Reputation ??? , they have made themselves a bad name...

But doesn't everyone deserve a second chance ???

Personally i don't think very highly of it myself... however i am willing to give it another go ( from what i have heard they have made some important improvements EG: Performance )

Edited by Anthony19, 12 February 2009 - 06:23 AM.

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PC-Tech Quote:i just really dislike it

Why???

Bad Reputation ??? , they have made themselves a bad name...

But doesn't everyone deserve a second chance ???

Personally i don't think very highly of it myself... however i am willing to give it another go ( from what i have heard they have made some important improvements EG: Performance )


i could just start stating flaws on every machine i have tried it on, or taken it off of:
  • when installed begins to slow down system drastically
  • costs a lot of money compared to a free AV like Avira, or AVG
  • after replaced with Avira, Avira finds more viruses that Norton missed
  • Takes up many resources
  • And its just never been looked upon very highly in the tech world in my opinion
  • there is more, but i have to switch classes, ill edit when i get them

**goes to get a signature :) **
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