I ran into an odd problem this morning that I thought I'd share here.
I wanted to download the AM-DeadLink tool because I had some links to check, but when I googled the name to find the site I ended up with a blank page.
Oh well, I'll just go to www.aignes.com
and access it from there I thought, went there and selected AM-DeadLink in the top menu .. blank page. Hmmmmm.
I googled "am dead link" which worked (yay!), and chose the snapfiles.com link .. blank page. The softpedia.com link .. blank page. The cnet.com link .. blank page
I figured maybe NoScript was being overly zealous, so I tried in internet explorer .. blank pages.
Then it dawned on me .. I tried disabling Kaspersky Internet Security, and lo and behold, all of a sudden it all worked.
So it would seem Kaspersky is silently blocking any URL containing the word "deadlink" from being loaded. A google came up with this forum post http://forum.kaspers...dex.php/t150990.html
describing a similar problem.
I am certain there is some good reason for it, maybe some evil exploit is using an URL containing that word, but it's a bit like a false positive only worse, since there is no warning, and it is effectively keeping some people from getting to a software developers tool, AM-DeadLink.