All of a sudden yesterday F-Secure started blocking multiple web sites as harmful. These include sites that I have used for a long time, some even for years. For example, when trying to access www.policymic.com, I get a notification saying that harmful webpage, http://js-agent.newrelic.com/nr-100.js, has been blocked. In several instances the reference is to some apis.google.com address. What is going on? Why are, for example, my local news sites such as yle.fi or mtv.fi all of a sudden supposedly harmful? And why is the address that F-Secure reports to have blocked not the same as the one I was in fact trying to access (i.e. js-agent.newrelic.com vs. policymic.com in the above example)? I have not installed anything new lately, in fact, I have a separate account for admin rights and usually browse the web as a regular user without admin rights for this computer.
I'm ashamed to admit, I know very little about these things. Any help would be very much appreciated!
I'm having the same problem this morning, but with Malwarebytes blocking all of Google.com's IPs, from 18.104.22.168-180. There's a post on MWB's forums saying it's 'Not a F/P", which I assume to mean not a false positive, but no further information is given, and I can't even join the forum to ask, as the stupid security code box requires when registering isn't visible in any browser I've tried!
F-Secure, perhaps coincidentally, found one item of 'Riskware' this morning, so I've since been frantically scanning with all sorts of adware / malware scanners, all of which have come up clean.
As Google.com is also being blocked by MWB on my laptop, I've concluded that it's not a local infection, but it would be useful to know what's going on.
By the way, I'm even getting alerts when on this forum, so I'm assuming there must be some sort of association with Google.com somewhere.
Incidentally, Google.co.uk is not affected.
I tried all sites you both mentioned including the .fi ones. No sites blocked. At least not a "visible" block.
Em, what does the statistics say on your PC?
And the notification you get, does is look something like this?
My F-Secure shows no sites blocked today either. Perhaps it's just a coincidence that MWB is blocking Google.com at the moment?
Nik, do you have MWB, and is it blocking the IP range I mentioned above?
This is embarrassing, but I cannot find any statistics on blocked web sites from my F-Secure. The only statistics I can find look like this ("tilastot" is statistics in Finnish):
The notification I get looks similar, although it's in Finnish:
I just noticed that MWB haven't been updated in 2 days. I updated and guess what, those Google IPs are now blocked by MWB!
The person saying on MWB forum that it's not a FP has not explained why, but I guess we have to assume these sites are not safe for now.
Em, when you launch F-Secure, click on Online Safety and not Computer Security. Then Settings, and Statistics.
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