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Author Topic: Kaspersky silently blocking any URL containing certain words?  (Read 1607 times)


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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 :huh:.

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.


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Re: Kaspersky silently blocking any URL containing certain words?
« Reply #1 on: June 05, 2010, 12:24 PM »
That is very odd. But Kaspersky has a history doing things like that from time to time.

I know it's no solution to your problem, but that blank page behavior is not present with Outpost Security Suite active.


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Re: Kaspersky silently blocking any URL containing certain words?
« Reply #2 on: June 05, 2010, 01:57 PM »
It could at least give a "page blocked" warning :-s

I wonder if it's a feature or a bug, though? Perhaps it could be a problem with certain webservers, like some combination of HTTP pipelining + gzip or whatever?
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