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SA Labels PCFlank Dangerous?

If any of the SiteAdvisor Gurus are watching this space could you take a look at http://pcflank.com/and tell us why SA finds it objectionable whilst WOT does not?   It is supposed to be simply a firewall testing site.

I'd also be interested in knowing why I still get the SiteAdvisor warning in Firefox 5 despite SA having been disabled temporarily due to compatability issues with that version of the browser.  Or is it simply because of this board's security with links?

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Message was edited by: Ex_Brit on 01/07/11 9:51:20 EDT AM
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Re: SA Labels PCFlank Dangerous?

I think the site may need to be retested - a lot of the results are from the back end of 2010. Having said that, I see that the site is/was hosted on a server in Russia, and that many of its downloads are/were flagged as moderately suspect or dangerous. Namely -

- breakout-wp.exe : Generic Trojan

- copycat.exe : Artemis, Generic Trojan

- breakout-en.exe : Artemis, AdClicker-EM trojan

- PCFlankLeakTest.exe : Artemis

- Ghost.exe - Exploit-Ghost trojan, Artemis

- awft32.zip : Demo-LeakTest

- tooleaky.exe : Demo-LeakTest

- LeakTest.exe : Demo-LeakTest

- Yalta.zip : Yalta

- pcaudit.exe : Spyware-PCinetpatrol

- firehole.exe : Firehole, Demo-LeakTest

Only 8 out of 25 downloads passed as safe. The rest clocked scores on the nuisance meter ranging from 3 (annoying) to 9 (dangerous).

The downloads may be perfectly legit but McAfee's testing process clearly doesn't like them.

Message was edited by: Hayton on 01/07/11 14:58:51 IST

Re: SA Labels PCFlank Dangerous?

I guess every single one would have to be submitted manually for testing and that's up to the site owner not us.   I was just curious about it as a user posted that observation, thanks.

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Re: SA Labels PCFlank Dangerous?

Norton SafeWeb reports one bad download and gives the site an amber rating.

Google SafeBrowsing is a bit confused about the site. Says it is, and it sn't, hosting malware.

Google Safe Browsing diagnostic page for pcflank.com.png

Re: SA Labels PCFlank Dangerous?

Well then perhaps it is just as well I use Firefox 5 and Google toolbar is another extension that is disabled as obviously their findings are suspect...LOL

I know the two are separate.

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