Sorry if I seem a little flustered. Two of our volunteer testers have reported that our site contains virus as they called it! We ran various checks online and locally which was clean. AV Clam came up with a false positive which was verified by our host company(pickaweb) who confirm no problems with our site.
Interest in knowing why you guys feel the need to deter people from visiting our site before launch. Its a community based auction site for people to buy and sell locally!
Please respond ASAP as we will want to officially launch without a bad taste in our mouths
Thank you in advance
Oh, right, I see this too. In IE for some reason the blocking page won't let me continue to the site. Switching to Firefox, where SiteAdvisor is out of action, to check for scripts and geolocation info ...
In Firefox, your site is up, CPU is running at 99 per cent which is definitely a bad sign. Will have to kill this and come back in a bit
Definitely something wrong here. Firefox ran at 99% when your site was up. The only way to reduce CPU to normal was to use NoScript to class you as a Forbidden Site - ie, no scripts allowed to run.
Edit - Run it in a couple of different browsers in Developer/Testing Mode. Check the Error Console in each. Firefox is showing some errors but because I've had to disable so much of the scripting I don't know if I'm seeing all the errors or just a subset.Message was edited by: Hayton on 20/11/12 20:48:33 GMT
For starters, you should correct the following errors detected by the W3C Validation Suite :
HTML5 Validation (86 errors, 15 warnings)
Notes and Potential Issues
The following notes and warnings highlight missing or conflicting information which caused the validator to perform some guesswork prior to validation, or other things affecting the output below. If the guess or fallback is incorrect, it could make validation results entirely incoherent. It is highly recommended to check these potential issues, and, if necessary, fix them and re-validate the document.
- Using experimental feature: HTML5 Conformance Checker.
The validator checked your document with an experimental feature: HTML5 Conformance Checker. This feature has been made available for your convenience, but be aware that it may be unreliable, or not perfectly up to date with the latest development of some cutting-edge technologies. If you find any issues with this feature, please report them. Thank you.
CSS Validation (33 errors, 1164 warnings)
Link Checks (5 errors, 57 links prevented by robot exclusion rules)
I also found the following in two of my old posts about slow performance on this site -
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None of which explains why SiteAdvisor is blocking your site, of course. In fact the block is because of an unexplained Medium Risk rating on TrustedSource, which otherwise has nothing to say about your site. The IP address gets a no-risk rating from TrustedSource but I haven't checked it yet elsewhere. For the moment check the site coding, it's the most likely source of the Yellow rating.
Thank you for all the effort that has gone into replying. I'm very impressed with that indeed. Just a couple of points.
I'm not saying were not grateful for your help here but none of what you proclaim suggests a good reason to be singled out. We have tested script - no threats. host checked - no treats. online checks - no threats. ... and you havnt actually told us of this risk.
Is this guilty until proven innocent? 'unexplained medium risk' my lawyer will have a field day with this. lmao!!!
Thanks again very much for all the responses today. genuinly impressed. I will be using those points you made and bookmarking the links for future references.
Nb. I have just temp. disabled the facebook and twitter plugin to see if this makes a difference to your test
SteveMessage was edited by: steven_c on 11/20/12 6:23:09 PM CST
SiteAdvisor took its rating from TrustedSource but TrustedSource seems otherwise to have no information about your site. Nevertheless it gives it a Yellow warning, which means Medium Risk only. I can only surmise that TrustedSource has picked up an alert from an external source, but I haven't been able to find anything about your site elsewhere.
Sites are rated yellow when, in our judgment, the site exhibits behaviors or has a history that we believe SiteAdvisor users would want to be aware of before or during a visit to that site. However, for yellow sites these factors are not as acutely severe as they are for a red site, or there are other mitigating factors that weigh in favor of a yellow rather than a red rating.
(As for the high CPU during download look at the CPU usage graphs on the webpagetest.org output. The Dublin server was used for this test, and although it runs IE7 - IE9 (so is probably Windows 7) it may be a few years old. That sort of CPU spike commonly occurs on older machines, and I do all the site testing on an old Dell precisely because it shows up potential performance issues. Also, as I mentioned previously, antivirus programs will scan scripts before they execute and this can lead to considerable extra processing.)
Thank you for help and advise. Greatly appreciated
Looks like its come to a dead end here. I cannot launch my business with this misleading message coming up. I cant convince my testers theres no danger so how can I convince the general public??
I will be persueing this heavily.
Thank you Hayton...
contact TrustedSource and ask them to explain why the site has a Yellow rating. Details of how to do so are here.
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