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Blocked from usual news site,.www.theguardian.com, said it wasn't secure and it may attempt to steal info. few minutes later allowed.
I then went to preferences and support... "How does built-in Phishing and Malware Protection work?" And tried to test phishing, malware and unwanted software and was forwarded for all three options to
http://itisatrap.org/firefox/its-a-trap.html It said...
"Deceptive site ahead Firefox blocked this page because it may trick you into doing something dangerous like installing software or revealing personal information like passwords or credit cards."
Do I have a problem?
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Hi fallsguy, I think those are two different features:
(1) For secure sites, does the certificate match the address and was it validly issued or could it be a fake (light colored page with no link to proceed)
(2) Is the site on the list of sites reported to distribute malware or run phishing scams (red page with a link to proceed)
It's hard to know why a temporary issue occurred. Especially if it cleared up without your having to do anything.
If you see #1 again, could you check out these articles:
- What do the security warning codes mean?
- How to troubleshoot security error codes on secure websites
If you see #2, which would surprise me for that site, make sure the address is exactly correct and not a copycat, or try accessing the site using a bookmark or a trusted search engine listing.
Modified by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer
Thanks...helpful about the Guardian issue but why was I getting...
"http://itisatrap.org/firefox/its-a-trap.html It said... "Deceptive site ahead Firefox blocked this page because it may trick you into doing something dangerous like installing software or revealing personal information like passwords or credit cards."
When trying to test phishing, malware, and unwanted software via Firefox preference help?
Hi, To always be sure you are clean is a must as ad or redirection can happen if get something installed. Follow this for help and for security and peace of mind : Please use more than 1 scanner as each uses diff tech :
Save your Report and google each before deleting anything as do not want to delete something you need, If need help :
Post in only 1 forum, then wait.
Please let us know if this solved your issue or if need further assistance.
This page --
-- is just a demonstration of what the malware/phishing site warning looks like. It's not a tool to do anything on your system.
If you want to actually scan your system for malware, then you can use the tools mention in Pkshadow's reply.
Thanks for your help... M