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#1 Random Terrain OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun May 12, 2019 1:37 PM

I have Webroot on my new computer and the Google search result for 2600connection.com has a yellow icon next to it with a dash in the middle:
 
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Is the web site really unsafe?

 

 
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Since Best Buy recommends Webroot, a lot of people are going to be using it, so if you find out that your web site is mistakenly marked as suspicious, just go here and get it cleared:

 

brightcloud.com/tools/change-request.php



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Posted Sun May 12, 2019 6:16 PM

The website is ran by AA member TIMDU so you can PM him if you have any concerns



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Posted Sun May 12, 2019 8:02 PM

The website is ran by AA member TIMDU so you can PM him if you have any concerns

 
Thanks. If nobody PMs him before I get a chance, I'll do it tonight or tomorrow morning. This is something he needs to know about.



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Posted Sun May 12, 2019 9:45 PM

PM sent.



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Posted Mon May 13, 2019 4:59 PM

Very strange. Thank you for the PM. I am contacting the customer service / technical support of the web hosting company I utilize...



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Posted Tue May 14, 2019 3:54 PM

I got pretty much nowhere with the customer service / technical support, other than them trying to sell me a service for $70 for the year on top of what I already pay.

I am still uncertain why the webroot software is stating why the site is suspicious. There is very little content on there. So I have decided to install webroot internet security free trial for 14 days on one of my computers and will try to see what it suggests. One other friend suggested that I remove everything from the web site and reload it all.



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Posted Tue May 14, 2019 4:06 PM

There's no security certificate on that site, so google flags it as non-secure (just like AtariAge.com until the upgrade is complete) ...perhaps that's the problem being flagged by webroot?

I'm not a fan of intrusive nannyware. Maybe you can whitelist 2600connection.com ...or maybe even just use something like DownThemAll to grab the whole site. As Tim D himself pointed out, there's not all that much content up there.

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Posted Tue May 14, 2019 7:29 PM

There's no security certificate on that site, so google flags it as non-secure (just like AtariAge.com until the upgrade is complete) ...perhaps that's the problem being flagged by webroot?


That's a totally different thing. Google Chrome says that my site isn't secure since I don't use HTTPS, but Webroot says I have a trustworthy site.


 

I am still uncertain why the webroot software is stating why the site is suspicious. There is very little content on there. So I have decided to install webroot internet security free trial for 14 days on one of my computers and will try to see what it suggests. One other friend suggested that I remove everything from the web site and reload it all.


After Googling, it seems Webroot uses information from BrightCloud:
 
community.webroot.com/webroot-secureanywhere-antivirus-12/why-are-my-websites-coming-up-suspicious-on-internet-search-the-security-scans-show-no-malware-230623
 
community.webroot.com/webroot-secureanywhere-internet-security-plus-13/help-why-is-my-website-showing-up-as-suspicious-286012

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Posted Tue May 14, 2019 10:35 PM

Ha, so it is basically a bogus alert. I am not surprised, that is why I don't use that junk.

 

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Posted Tue May 14, 2019 11:23 PM

Ha, so it is basically a bogus alert. I am not surprised, that is why I don't use that junk.
 
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If I would have had that junk on my other computer, I probably wouldn't have gotten a virus.

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Posted Wed May 15, 2019 11:01 AM

Flagging legit web sites as suspicious does not prevent a virus. Get a decent anti-virus and an ad blocker for your browser.

 

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Posted Wed May 15, 2019 11:35 AM

VirusTotal reports the site as being clean



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Posted Wed May 15, 2019 11:41 AM

Flagging legit web sites as suspicious does not prevent a virus. Get a decent anti-virus and an ad blocker for your browser.
 
Mitch

 

Webroot is a decent anti-virus program according to various sources. It also marks web sites that have been proven to be unsafe in red. I don't visit red web sites.

 

These are the extensions that I have on Google Chrome:

 
randomterrain.com/rt-useful-software-and-addons.html#google_chrome_extensions
 
Avast screwed up my old computer, so I didn't have an anti-virus program at the time when an old version of Firefox stopped working properly and wouldn't update itself:
 
atariage.com/forums/blog/120/entry-15826-got-a-new-computer-from-best-buy-2019/

 

 

Since Best Buy recommends Webroot, a lot of people are going to be using it, so if you find out that your web site is mistakenly marked as suspicious, just go here and get it cleared:

 

brightcloud.com/tools/change-request.php






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