while I was checking some websites, i clicked one page of the website (in chrome) and suddenly chrome displayed that the page i was trying to visit contains malware. however i know that website has nothing to do with any malware but it displays "texaliconnect.com" might try to install malware on my computer.
1. in case like this, I mean if another website is trying to install malware through legitimate website does f-secure protect me? if yes then how? and why chrome displayed that warning but f-secure did not? what is the reason behind it?
2. when i tried to report that url to f-secure sas, it kept saying enter url. but i already entered the url. i tried it many times with different browsers too but no success. why it happens?
I don't use Chrome but I sometimes use their Safe Browsing Diagnostic Page manually. In this case you'll find it here:
Apparently some content on ibpstoday.com come from this site and Safe Browsing will therefor warn you about it because it thinks it's a malicious site. But VirusTotal says only 2 of 59 classifies that site as malicious:
To verify if browsing protection by F-Secure is working go to http://unsafe.fstestdomain.com/
If you see a message "Harmful web site blocked" it means it's working.
I tested and neither F-Secure nor Malwarebytes blocks me from entering that site.5 Like
This alert doesn't seem to come from our products but from Chrome itself.
Which chrome version are you currently using?
You might need to report that issue directly to Google(Chrome).
Do you get similar alerts on the same site with other browsers(Firefox, Opera etc...)?1 1Like
Hello Nikk, yes, browsing protection is working. I checked it with you given link. and that warning was indeed true because on full scan with f-secure last night it found 4 generic application riskware in application data/google/chrome/user data/default/file system......
I removed the threats.
Hi Ben, yes, that alert was not coming from f-secure but from chrome. I am using version 37.0.2062.124 m. i did not tried it with other browsers because of security aspect. but it seems that alert i was getting was true because in full scan f-secure detected riskware and removed it. so my issue is solved. Thank you.
FYI, the Safe Browsing protection by Google is not only a feature in Chrome. Firefox and Safari uses this Google service too.
It can be turned off if you don't want it for example for privacy reasons. In Firefox settings, Security:
- Block reported attack sites
- Block reported web forgeries