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Kudos0

WPAD Being Blocked

I constantly get the following message while my child uses our Windows 7 computer:

xxxxx has attempted to visit the following Web site(s) that belong to the block Web site categories:

  • wpad (Category: Uncategorized) 

What does this mean and do I need to be concerned?

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Kudos0

Re: WPAD Being Blocked

Hi raiz,

Can you please check out the details of the web site by going to Activity -> Web online and click the arrow key next to the wpad website?   Does it show the exact URL to the website?

Please let me know what you see.  From the information provided on the block page, it says the website wpad is blocked because the category of the website is blocked, which is Uncategorized.    You can see and edit the selections of categories of websites blocked or not at House Rules -> Web online.

Thanks

Katie

Thanks Katie
Kudos0

Re: WPAD Being Blocked

The URL show's http://wpad/wpad.dat Could this be a program or extension running in the background?
Kudos0

Re: WPAD Being Blocked

Thanks for the post.  I'll report this to the team.

Thanks

Katie

Thanks Katie
Kudos0

Re: WPAD Being Blocked

Hi raiz,

To investigate the issue further, can you please send me your Norton Family account email address by private message via the forum by clicking Inbox at upper right hand corner?

Thanks

Katie

Thanks Katie

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