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Kudos0

NIS 2011 shows "Blocked" page, but proceeds to allow download of executable anyway.

I went to download the latest beta version of "Dropbox" from the official forums and they had a link to the latest version which is 1.0.5.  That link is:

dl-web.dropbox.com/u/17/Dropbox%200.8.105.exe

When I click that link I get a "Malicious Web Site Blocked" page, but I also get a download prompt from Firefox 3.6.9.  I can then save the executable without Norton stopping it.  Now the executable is safe (NIS 2011 even said so) so the website warning is bogus, but it doesn't seem right that Norton is "stopping" you from going to the executable, but the executable downloads anyway.

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Kudos0

Re: NIS 2011 shows "Blocked" page, but proceeds to allow download of executable anyway.

That is happening because the site itself is blacklisted but the dowloading file is not

 http://safeweb.norton.com/report/show?url=http:%2F%2Fdl-web.dropbox.com%2Fu%2F17%2FDropbox%25200.8.105.exe

Forum.Dropbox.com is not checked by Safe Web but dl-web.dropbox.com is marked as RED/dangerous.

Best regards:ThreeGuserMicrosoft Certified Professional (MCP, MCTS , MCITP)
Kudos0

Re: NIS 2011 shows "Blocked" page, but proceeds to allow download of executable anyway.

So if dl-web.dropbox.com is marked as "not safe", why is the download allowed?

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