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WS.Reputation.2 Threat

About a week ago I starting getting a Norton Alert about a WS.Reputation.2 Threat that could not be resolved. There was a list of 9 threats of this category in total. FYI - I have Windows 8.1 on a Gateway ONE ZX6980. Anyway, I contacted support via Chat and a technician ended up having to take control of my system. After approximately 2 hours of hocus pocus the problem was resolved. I asked the tech a series of questions about the problem and found out quickly he was the perfect politician never directly answering my questions about the origin, cause and Norton's inability to resolve the issue automatically. Can anyone shed some light on this problem? I am coming up for renewal in 14 days and want to know if I best go with another company like McAfee. One final thing, when running full or partial scans or Power Eraser Norton didn't find the problem. It would just POP UP usually while in Firefox or Google. HELP!



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WS.Reputation.2....really? May be Ws.Rep.1?


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1. WS.Reputation.2/1

This thread may help fix your concern re WS.Reputation.2. For case study, plz read this one

WS.Reputation.1 is a detection for files that have a low reputation score based on analyzing data from Symantec’s community of users and therefore are likely to be security risks. Detections of this type are based on Symantec’s reputation-based security technology. Because this detection is based on a reputation score, it does not represent a specific class of threat like adware or spyware, but instead applies to all threat categories. 

 2. McAfee does not send such alerts to their users, as...

The reputation-based system uses "the wisdom of crowds" (Symantec’s tens of millions of end users only) connected to cloud-based intelligence to compute a reputation score for an application, and in the process identify malicious software in an entirely new way beyond traditional signatures and behavior-based detection techniques.

More, I don't think that McAfee will help block such mal-downloads.

3. As to "It would just POP UP usually while in Firefox or Google.", please note that Norton won't display that alert in browsers.

And did you see sth as shown in this thread (about fake software update) as well? Were you trying to download sth from the Internet?

If so, please read SendOfJive's comment to block those risky items on the web:

The way to avoid this situation in Firefox is to use the NoScript add-on...

And never run the batch/exe file.

Please contact Norton Support and/or get the most out of Norton Virus Protection Promise (recommended) in no time to if you have trouble blocking those pup-ups and/or any other possible threats.

And,  please post back if this or any other comment solves your problem. THX...

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Re: WS.Reputation.2 Threat

Hi, I had sent you a reply via email but I don't think it got to you. YES, it is/was WS.Reputation.2 not .1 Anyway, I'm not sure it really matters since the Norton Tech seems to have fixed the problem. I somewhat get the explanations about the WS.Reputation.1 but still don't understand the difference between .1 and .2.


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