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PostTue Nov 15, 2016 7:21 pm 
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Why is my Kaspersky anti virus keep telling my this site is malicious and dangerous and keeps blocking it?
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PostTue Nov 15, 2016 9:26 pm 
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I'm guessing Kaspersky is triggering a false positive for the new lightbox feature we are in the process of implementing.  Do you get the same warning message for the following 2 pages?

http://www.nwhikers.net/test.htm (be sure to hit refresh)

http://www.nwhikers.net/forums/test.htm
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PostTue Nov 15, 2016 9:32 pm 
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Yup
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PostTue Nov 15, 2016 9:34 pm 
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I added NWhikers as a trusted site but it made no difference
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PostTue Nov 15, 2016 9:41 pm 
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Can you clarify?  Both links generate a warning?
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PostWed Nov 16, 2016 6:28 am 
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Big red banner that says denied access. And now the entire site has gone bonkers and is just a scrambled mess.
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PostWed Nov 16, 2016 7:27 am 
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Am doing this on a pad type device and both of those sites come up fine. Just my desktop with Kaspersky that is having a problem.
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PostWed Nov 16, 2016 2:01 pm 
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I've never been a fan of Kaspersky.  Really annoying for them to just blacklist NWH.  Surprised they don't get sued more often by webmasters for bogus false positives and no easy way to resolve or get more specifics.  I did go to this page and report NWH site as "clean" but not holding my breath they will get to it any time soon.  My recommendation would be to ditch Kaspersky.  I've been using free avast for years without a virus, malware, etc.
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PostWed Nov 16, 2016 2:11 pm 
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I contacted Kaspersky support and they said if I really did trust the site just change my format in the list of trusted sites to include some wild card symbols. That seems to have worked. Thanks for your effort. I just re-upped my five device license with them for nearly $100 so will consider dumping it for the free one later.
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PostWed Nov 16, 2016 2:12 pm 
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Who do you trust?  The Ruskies or that weirdo John MacAfee?
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PostWed Nov 16, 2016 2:27 pm 
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Neither.  And there is no reason to pay for this stuff when the free stuff works just fine.  Kaspersky was actually accused of faking malware a while back.  Don't give these clowns another dime.

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-kaspersky-rivals-idUSKCN0QJ1CR20150814
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PostWed Nov 16, 2016 6:27 pm 
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Kaspersky offers better detection than Avast, and it has a ton more options too.  Kaspersky has denied faking false-positives, it was two ex-employees (who sound disgruntled to me) who made that claim.  True it is not free, but I gladly pay for it and can sleep at night just fine.
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PostWed Nov 16, 2016 7:20 pm 
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Tom, were you getting blocked too?  As far as Kaspersky, I'll let their competence speak for itself.  FWIW, call me crazy but I'm running Win 10 without any antivirus software installed (other than defender) and I sleep fine.
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PostWed Nov 16, 2016 8:38 pm 
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Tom wrote:
... FWIW, call me crazy but I'm running Win 10 without any antivirus software installed (other than defender) and I sleep fine.

+1

http://thenextweb.com/insider/2015/08/14/kaspersky-antivirus-accused-of-creating-malware-for-over-10-years/
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PostFri Nov 18, 2016 5:17 pm 
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RandyHiker wrote:
Tom wrote:
... FWIW, call me crazy but I'm running Win 10 without any antivirus software installed (other than defender) and I sleep fine.

+1

http://thenextweb.com/insider/2015/08/14/kaspersky-antivirus-accused-of-creating-malware-for-over-10-years/

Again, it's only alleged by two ex-employees who AFAIK never provided any type of evidence and Kaspersky denies it and says the employees are disgruntled.  Eugene Kaspersky, in response to the original Reuters article tweeted, "I donít usually read @reuters. But when I do, I see false positives".

I got the alert too and so do other people who use Kaspersky, but I do think this is a false-positive.
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