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Author Topic: Site included in Browser Defender  (Read 4106 times)

Bamse

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Site included in Browser Defender
« on: January 08, 2010, 05:05:27 AM »
http://www.browserde...e/donationcoder.com/

May be someone should make use of "If you believe this site has been incorrectly classified please let us know." link ?

Browser Defender is part of PC Tools I believe. Also included in LinkExtend http://www.linkextend.com/ so must have some popularity and besides some people will follow warnings without checking.

« Last Edit: January 08, 2010, 05:09:30 AM by Bamse »

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Re: Site included in Browser Defender
« Reply #1 on: January 08, 2010, 05:10:13 AM »
Thanks for the report -- i'll contact them.

I can't help but hope that these companies that are continually profiting by scaring people away from good sites get sued into poverty.

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Re: Site included in Browser Defender
« Reply #2 on: January 08, 2010, 05:13:59 AM »
Once again this is due to Autohotkey..
You know so many of the small programs on our site are Autohotkey, and it's a wonderful tool.

But as this keeps happening year after year, some of my anger is starting to spread out to the Autohotkey site itself -- this is ruining the reputation of Autohotkey, and harming the adoption of the language/tool -- and i don't get the feeling that the Autohotkey folks are treating this with the seriousness that they need to.  We stand ready to help them, but they have to show more of an effort to halt this problem.

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Re: Site included in Browser Defender
« Reply #3 on: January 08, 2010, 05:39:01 AM »
I've had reports of people getting http://f0dder.dcmembers.com blocked for similar silly reasons - jgpaiva has (had?) an autohotkey thing somewhere on his subdomain, and that affected the whole domain, apparently. Seems like it's fixed now, though.

* f0dder sends out some hate to the overzealous heuristic engines.
- carpe noctem

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Re: Site included in Browser Defender
« Reply #4 on: January 08, 2010, 05:50:04 AM »
Strange that Nirsoft is clean http://www.browserde...om/site/nirsoft.net/ normally triggers any AV. At least as "potentially unwanted/risky". He has written about FPs on his blog. Encourages users to write and complain but I also think he hints that unless you are MS (SysInternals) they don't care.

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Re: Site included in Browser Defender
« Reply #5 on: January 08, 2010, 05:55:24 AM »
I have decided that we need to do the one thing we can do, which is enforce a policy of no more upx-packed ahk executables allowed on our site or forum.

I hope that the autohotkey folks will take steps to stop upx packing by default.

Until then: http://www.donationc...ndex.php?topic=21327

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Re: Site included in Browser Defender
« Reply #6 on: January 11, 2010, 12:11:19 PM »
A few years ago, when my dog Andy was a puppy, I had a webcam set up so I could monitor what he was doing while I was at work. One day I came in and discovered that WebSense was blocking my puppy-cam -- and tagging it as "adult content". While it was true that Andy was naked, I hardly thought it warranted that designation.

I emailed the WebSense people, and they took me off the list graciously enough.