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Norton Security in Google telling me www(dot)excelforum(dot)com is safe, but it's not

Hi all,

new here. So not sure I picked the right forum. If not please correct me.

I'm a regular at www . excelforum . com. This site is under attack from Nuclear Exploit Kit Redirect since a week or so and it seems things are getting worse. The moment I visit the site I'm being attacked. It seems that even when the site is in Google search results I'm being attacked!!

Fortunately NAV protects me from these attacks, but to my surprise the site is qualified OK by Norton in Google with Safesearch switched on

How come?

Cheers!
Tsjallie

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Kudos2 Stats

Re: Norton Security in Google telling me www(dot)excelforum(dot)com is safe, but it's not

Hello Tsjallie

Thanks for letting us know. I can notify the Safe Web Team to check out the site again. Most likely when the site was tested, it was clean. If you are a regular at that site and if you know a moderator about the malware issue, then they should clean up the site. The Safe Web Team can't clean up the site.

Thanks.

Success always occurs in private and failure in full view. Windows 10 Pro 64 bit Norton Core Security Plus 22.17.3.50 Core Firmware 282 I E 11 Chrome latest version.
Kudos2 Stats

Re: Norton Security in Google telling me www(dot)excelforum(dot)com is safe, but it's not

Yes, Safe Web rankings show the status of a site at the time that Norton last visited the site and tested it.  What you are seeing are Intrusion Prevention alerts that are responding to a current threat that may not have been there earlier.  Some browsers do DNS prefetching by default, meaning that they will actually load pages that come up in a Google search in the background.  If there is an active exploit on a site, you can be attacked in this way.  Best thing to do is to disable this "feature" - in Chrome it is called "Prefetch resources to load pages more quickly."

Kudos3 Stats

Re: Norton Security in Google telling me www(dot)excelforum(dot)com is safe, but it's not

Hi Tsjallie,

We have manually analyzed the below domain and found it to be malicious. So we have modified its rating to red in safeweb.norton.com.

https://safeweb.norton.com/report/show?url=excelforum.com

Cops

Kudos0

Re: Norton Security in Google telling me www(dot)excelforum(dot)com is safe, but it's not

please DONT trust google.It has problems with the privacy word.It is also an invasive trojan
Kudos0

Re: Norton Security in Google telling me www(dot)excelforum(dot)com is safe, but it's not

Hi SendOfJive,

thx for tip of disabling prefetching.

Cheers!
Tsjallie

Kudos0

Re: Norton Security in Google telling me www(dot)excelforum(dot)com is safe, but it's not

Hi Cops,

thx. This will probably save quite some visitors unaware of the thread (and possibly not well protected).

BTW, I see it marked grey, not red. But I think it'll do.

Cheers!
Tsjallie

Kudos0

Re: Norton Security in Google telling me www(dot)excelforum(dot)com is safe, but it's not

please DONT trust google.It has problems with the privacy word.It is also an invasive trojan

I don't trust Google, but to qualify it as "an invasive trojan" ........ Mwah.

Cheers!
Tsjallie

Kudos0

Re: Norton Security in Google telling me www(dot)excelforum(dot)com is safe, but it's not

Do I need to close this thread?
If so, how?

Cheers!
Tsjallie

Kudos1 Stats

Re: Norton Security in Google telling me www(dot)excelforum(dot)com is safe, but it's not

Hello

When you created the thread, you did not say that the thread needed a solution.. You created the thread as sharing information, so no solution can be picked and marked as such.

Thanks.

Success always occurs in private and failure in full view. Windows 10 Pro 64 bit Norton Core Security Plus 22.17.3.50 Core Firmware 282 I E 11 Chrome latest version.
Kudos0

Re: Norton Security in Google telling me www(dot)excelforum(dot)com is safe, but it's not

I have enjoyed seeing where google has been taken to court several times over privacy issues.I saw one link ( a local govt site) on google where info on a persons where abouts and if i rang that govt dept for the same info i would be told a sure no.
Kudos0

Re: Norton Security in Google telling me www(dot)excelforum(dot)com is safe, but it's not

The Excel Forum facebook says the site is clean. And certified by Securi.

Can you analyze the site again?

Cheers!
Tsjallie

Kudos2 Stats

Re: Norton Security in Google telling me www(dot)excelforum(dot)com is safe, but it's not

Hello

Please remember that the Safe Web ratings are static meaning the rating is from the time it was tested. It might have been cleaned up since the time of the scan. I will ask the Team to scan it again.

Thanks.

Success always occurs in private and failure in full view. Windows 10 Pro 64 bit Norton Core Security Plus 22.17.3.50 Core Firmware 282 I E 11 Chrome latest version.
Kudos3 Stats

Re: Norton Security in Google telling me www(dot)excelforum(dot)com is safe, but it's not

Hi Tsjallie,

We have manually analyzed the site 'excelforum.com' and found it to be clean so we have changed its rating to green.

https://safeweb.norton.com/report/show?url=excelforum.com

Cops

Kudos0

Re: Norton Security in Google telling me www(dot)excelforum(dot)com is safe, but it's not

Hi Floplot, Cops,

that's good news.
Thanks again.

Cheers! 

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