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Malware bytes does not like Dcreports.org

hal2kilo

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Attempt to go past post #225 in thread about The Official Republican Voter Suppression... in Politics and News gives me a risk report due to www.dcreports.org being referenced. Anybody else have this issue?
 

balloonshark

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I got the same alert.

Post #227 here: https://forums.anandtech.com/threads/the-official-republican-voter-suppression-election-fraud-thread.2585690/page-10

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-Log Details-
Protection Event Date: 9/6/21
Protection Event Time: 3:09 PM
Log File: e740eda3-0f45-11ec-aea5-244bfe7c58b6.json

-Software Information-
Version: 4.4.5.130
Components Version: 1.0.1430
Update Package Version: 1.0.44700
License: Premium

-System Information-
OS: Windows 10 (Build 19042.1165)
CPU: x64
File System: NTFS
User: System

-Blocked Website Details-
Malicious Website: 1
, C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe, Blocked, -1, -1, 0.0.0, ,

-Website Data-
Category: RiskWare
Domain: www.dcreport.org
IP Address: 104.21.26.202
Port: 80
Type: Outbound
File: C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe



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Virustotal scan results for dcreport.org: https://www.virustotal.com/gui/url/efeb09ed2c14a9597808dea5bc96baaf3f49b0546e9a888c9202cf09f0ff4ddf/detection
 
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hal2kilo

Lifer
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I found a site called Webrate, Nortons says its OK, but McAffee doesn't. Weird. I'm not going to accept the risk until I see more.
 

hal2kilo

Lifer
Feb 24, 2009
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Tried to go anyway and Malwarebytes is really wanting me not to. I don't know why it's not even letting me look at the post any further on? Looked at the search function and I can't seem to find a search for post #. If I could skip to #228 I might be able to continue on. Can't understand WTF is embedded in that post. If the URL is there, I don't have to click it.
 

UsandThem

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It's likely a false-positive.

Bitdefender (which usually is very aggressive flagging links/connections it sees as dangerous) doesn't give me any warning when viewing that page. And I've gotten warnings before here such as Red Squirrels domain link in signature before he corrected the security certificate.

I also scanned the link using VirusTotal and Google Safe Browsing, and they don't show any security warnings/issues.

https://www.virustotal.com/gui/url/7a68b6c7153a344abb8f87b697c85840ff8933c90531ab8daf8eed845ffe2b7c/detection

https://transparencyreport.google.com/safe-browsing/search?url=https://www.dcreport.org/2020/12/19/mitch-mcconnells-re-election-the-numbers-dont-add-up/
 

balloonshark

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It's likely a false-positive.

Bitdefender (which usually is very aggressive flagging links/connections it sees as dangerous) doesn't give me any warning when viewing that page. And I've gotten warnings before here such as Red Squirrels domain link in signature before he corrected the security certificate.

I also scanned the link using VirusTotal and Google Safe Browsing, and they don't show any security warnings/issues.

https://www.virustotal.com/gui/url/7a68b6c7153a344abb8f87b697c85840ff8933c90531ab8daf8eed845ffe2b7c/detection

https://transparencyreport.google.com/safe-browsing/search?url=https://www.dcreport.org/2020/12/19/mitch-mcconnells-re-election-the-numbers-dont-add-up/
That virustotal link you posted hasn't been scanned in months. You have to click the refresh button to rescan.


Fortinet I'm familiar with but never heard of Quttera. It's pretty common to get false positives with virustotal though.
 

balloonshark

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I'm premium. So yes. All shields up!
Not having the browser add-on installed is probably why I only get an alert but can still view the entire page and you can not. You could always temporarily disable the add-on as a test.

Malwarebytes had a program update yesterday and they asked me once again if I wanted to install their browser guard add-on. I would say most people don't pay much attention while installing or updating and have it installed.
 

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