11-19-2011 09:32 PM - edited 11-19-2011 09:37 PM
I've exhausted every option I can think of to try and fix this problem but I'm still having issues.
I keep getting a Malicious Web Site Blocked page pop up just about every time I click on anything.
Then Norton takes me to this page when I click on detailed report:
but doesn't explain to me what I can do to resolve this problem. It's very annoying. I can't do anything without this popping up. I'm not all that computer savy anymore. I've run computer scans etc etc but nothing gets rid of whatever the hell this is. I don't even know what Widdit is?
Any help would be much appreciated!
11-19-2011 09:56 PM
11-19-2011 10:08 PM - edited 11-19-2011 10:16 PM
Welcome to norton Community Forum.
It sounds like you have a nasty Drive-by Downloads bug from the site
widdit.com. or a link from a unknown source.
you could try and run Norton Power Eraser which is the last resort scan
from Symantec Norton download from this link-
Install and run Power Eraser and see how you go.
If you have already run NIS and Power Eraser scans with no success, you could
try Malware Bytes as a last resort and run a full scan with this program.
I have seen it mentioned in alot in Norton forum posts when users have nasty malware
that they cannot get rid of.
Download and install the free version you do not need to try the 30 day trial.
Just run the full scan it may take a while so sit back and have a coffee or cuppa
tea and see whaat Malware Bytes finds. Running a different Malware program
might just find what Norton cannot find. It might be worth a try, and when finished just
uninsatll malware Bytes from your computer.
I would only use Malware Bytes as a last resort effort if myself or the other Forum Members
and Symantec Employees cannot help resolve this issue for you.
And hopefully that can help with your issue.
Let us know how you go .
11-19-2011 10:27 PM
I would use Norton Power Eraser as a last resort tool as it is a powerful tool and an advanced one also.
I would suggest a full scan with the free version of Malwarebytes and it is a program that you should keep on your computer. It is a good on demand second opinion scanner to complement your Norton product. I would keep it on your computer and you can even run it every so often as a scanner that might catch something that Norton missed since they each have different so called specialties. Thanks.
Success always occurs in private and failure in full view.
11-19-2011 10:53 PM - edited 11-19-2011 10:54 PM
It has been a while since i used Power Eraser and looking at the steps
involved with that compared to Malware Bytes i would have to agree with
you flopot. Malware Bytes is the easier of the 2 to install and run.
I was trying to exhaust all Norton methods of resolving the issue, but as
kandy-Sugar did mention-
. I'm not all that computer savy anymore.
( i missed that ) so there might be some issues or difficulties with using
Nortons Power Eraser.
Good catch floplot it is good to have the Gurus around to assist the Forum
11-20-2011 02:49 AM - edited 11-20-2011 02:51 AM
Hi all and thank you for the welcomes. =)
I am running Firefox at the moment and have used it for the last five years or so now to answer the first reply.
I had only run a full computer scan through Norton and tried to scan through my browser history to see if I had been anywhere different to the norm, so that was as far as I got when I said I had exhausted every option I could think of. I honestly couldn't think of anything more than to come here and ask for help. >.< Nothing I seemed to do on my own was helping the issue.
I have ran scans using Malware Bytes and Norton Power Eraser as suggested, but both times they have said that they can not detect any risks.
I'm not sure what it is, but for the moment I have not had any sites/links blocked with the message I was getting before. I hope whatever it is has been resolved even though both scans detected and resolved nothing. It's only this week that it's been happening and I've not gone anywhere I don't usually go and I haven't downloaded anything that I can think of. =/
I will keep an eye out to see if this keeps happening and come back to this thread if I need more assistance.
Thank you for all your help!
EDIT: I spoke too soon. Just as I was clicking through this site after posting this post the same message popped up twice again!!! I have no idea why this is still happening!
11-20-2011 03:00 AM
Out of curiosity what version of FF are you using??
Is it the recent release being 8.0??
And do you get the pop ups when you use Internet Explorer Browser??
11-20-2011 03:29 AM
I've had a look and it's version 3.6.24.
I never use the Internet Explorer browser but my partner does when he's on.
He said he hasn't gotten any pop ups so far though.
Could it be that my version of Firefox is just outdated that's causing me problems?
11-20-2011 03:52 AM - edited 11-20-2011 03:55 AM
According to the Safe Web, there is a HTTP MSIE TLI App ActiveX Code Exec at hxxp ://predict.widdit.com/service/?R0VUJHY2OTk0MzIzNDE
About the detection:
This attack could pose a serious security threat. You should take immediate action to stop any damage or prevent further damage from happening.
11-20-2011 03:52 AM - edited 11-20-2011 03:55 AM
I am not to sure but i have noticed that Mozilla will be adding a major
update December 20 for 3.6 to 8 if the users wish to upgrade.
Perhaps the issue is the version of FF as that is a very old version considering
version 9 will be released December 20.
Maybe there are some bugs in the version FF you are using or a compatibility
issue with Norton Addons not functioning properly.
You could try upgrading to a newer version to see if it fixes the issue. But you
should back up your bookmarks before doing a upgrade to be safe.
Click on this link for a safe site to download earlier versions of FF from you might
like to try 5 or 6 which should still be compatible with most addons.
Might be worth a try.??
Keep us posted.
And remember you will not be able to install the same version 3.6.4 again the website
only provides 3.6.22 as the oldest version closest to what you have installed now.