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LocalWP local site is flagged for phishing?

Hi!  I am building a WordPress website using LocalWP, so it is only local to my computer, it is not online.  When I try to go to the local webpage to login to my admin account Mcafee flags it, saying it is a phishing site.  Is this possible?  Is it possible for a local dev site only available on my own computer to be hacked and dangerous?  Please let me know if there is any way this is legit.  Am building this for a client and was about to go live with it and definitely don't want to go live with it if it could really somehow have gotten malware, but considering it is a local url that is only accessible through my own laptop I'm pretty shocked it is being flagged.



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Re: LocalWP local site is flagged for phishing?

Hi @thedude4774 

Greetings from McAfee!

The McAfee WebAdvisor and McAfee Site Advisor Site Rating represents the classification of a website's reputation by McAfee. Kindly refer the below article regarding McAfee WebAdvisor website rating dispute resolution process.

McAfee WebAdvisor website rating dispute resolution process

Alternatively, You can always contact the chat support using below link for immediate assistance.

McAfee Support

Ganesh Raju R

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