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Receiving the following error repeatedly - HTTP Malicious Toolkit Download Activity
Pop-up message – A recent attempt to attack your computer was blocked.". If I click on "View more", I get the following detail:
Risk level High
An intrusion attempt by LAPTOP (my computer) was blocked
Risk Name: HTTP Malicious Toolkit download activity
Attacking computer – My own computer
Destination address: google-analytics.com (202.xx.xx.xxx,80)
Traffic description: TCP, 49763
I am using Norton Internet Security 2008 on Windows Vista Business. I have seen a few posts regarding the same error, but attacking different sites. None of them had any solutions yet. My virus definitions are up to date, and I just finished a scan with no threats found.
The interesting thing is that like with the other guys who posted about this problem, mine also started on the 11th of July. I am a web developer and currently have 4 similar weblogs implemented for different clients. Every one of them started giving the same error when browsing through the pages on the same day. Any link or button clicked on the site generates the Norton pop up message "A recent attempt to attack your computer was blocked.". To make things worse no advanced functions work on the sites like uploading images etc. I get a browser error "Access denied" or "Object doesn't support this method" (in the bottom left hand corner). I am starting to get complaints coming in about the functionality of the sites, so I don't think I am the only one experiencing this.
I have built a script into the sites which sends tracking data to google analytics. This would be the site referred to as the attacked site in the detailed error report. The analytics script has been working perfectly in these sites for over a year now until the 11th July. I tried deleting the script from one of the sites, but strangely enough I still get the attacking error.
It is incredibly important that I get these sites up and running again as soon as possible. Since the error in all cases seems to have begun on the same day, please can I ask Norton to investigate the matter urgently? Perhaps a patch is displaying a false positive or a windows security update is at fault.
Thanking you kindly.