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Post by treetrunker » Fri May 11, 2007 2:12 am

My Mcafee site advisor is saying that this is a red site.
This is what it says:
"When we browsed this site, it made unauthorized changes to our test PC."

I wonder why this could be...

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Post by JensAyton » Fri May 11, 2007 7:00 am

That’s… weird.

(Now, if it warned about porn, I’d understand that. Bloody spammers. *shakes fist*)

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Post by Selezen » Fri May 11, 2007 9:34 am

It's more than likely to do with cookies. When you log into a phpBB board it creates a cookie to tell the site that you've logged in for future visits.

Some security software no likey changes to the cookies...

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Post by JensAyton » Fri May 11, 2007 9:50 am

If a site changing a cookie in its own domain is flagged as an “unathorized change”, the “security software” is alarmistware rubbish.

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Post by Selezen » Fri May 11, 2007 12:52 pm

Everything one should expect from MacAfee...

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Post by Captain Hesperus » Fri May 11, 2007 4:57 pm

Selezen wrote:Everything one should expect from MacAfee...
Sounds familiar. I used MacAfee once, but when it decided to ban all access to the Internet, then declare that to remove the lock I had to visit the homepage and reset the sofeware, it was a case of 'Uninstall MacAfee'.

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Post by treetrunker » Fri May 11, 2007 11:15 pm

Wierd, because I have heard so many good things about Mcafee, and thats why I bought it...

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Post by Commander McLane » Sat May 12, 2007 11:32 am

Hm, we switched to McAfee for my wife's computer cause we were told it's far better then Norton, which itself changes too much in your system.

Anyway, I'm really happy that as a Mac user I usually don't have to be bothered with all of that. :D

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Post by Cmdr. Maegil » Sat May 12, 2007 11:55 am

What antivirus would you think this sailor uses?

Avast!, of course
(for real...)
You know those who, having been mugged and stabbed, fired, dog run over, house burned down, wife eloped with best friend, daughters becoming prostitutes and their countries invaded - still say that "all is well"?
I'm obviously not one of them.

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Post by TGHC » Sat May 12, 2007 3:40 pm

Originally used Norton, for work and home, now use AVG.
My little bro uses and recommends McAfee, he's a professional Bios programmer, and 'er indoors "work" (a GP's practice) use McAfee via their NHS PCT IT suppliers (Emiss). Yer pays yer money and takes yer choice, except I don't cos AVG is free, and seems to work fine as an antivirus software.

I'm much more concerned about rootkits, do any of you guys have antirootkit software, and if so which one?
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Post by drew » Tue May 15, 2007 2:42 pm

I switched to Linux - no antivirus at all!

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Post by reills » Tue May 15, 2007 4:23 pm

I too now use AVG on my machines. Had to fix too many issues with upgrading Norton for folks (I am the neighborhood nerd).

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Post by TGHC » Tue May 15, 2007 10:25 pm

So what about Rootkits then, are are you guys not bothered?

Or perhaps I'm being paranoid........wanders off mumbling and twitching.
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Post by reills » Tue May 15, 2007 11:56 pm

I use a multi-pronged defense: AVG, Spy Sweeper, and Zone-Alarm.

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Post by davcefai » Wed May 16, 2007 7:17 pm

In my experience Norton tries to take over your PC and MacAffee chews up resources.

AVG just does its job unintrusively.

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