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I keep getting the message of a malicious site blocked when using Firefox on a Yahoo group tab. Here's an example of the report I get. Always comes from the same site and IP address but different port no.

Blocked Website Details- Malicious Website: 1 , , Blocked, [-1], [-1],0.0.0

-Website Data- Category: Unspecified Domain: xa.yimg.com IP Address: 216.155.194.58 Port: [58262] Type: Outbound File: C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe

Is this a legitimate site? If not, how do I get rid of it?

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Puzzled2018 said

Is this a legitimate site? If not, how do I get rid of it?

Hi,

That xa.yimg.com is a Yahoo domain, which is blocked for phishing.

See : https://forums.malwarebytes.com/topic/222179-xayimgcom-being-blocked/

And : https://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20100401162830AArvBhz

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Weird a image CDN shouldn't raise any red flags unless it was a false flag make sure to check your Antivirus or something or exclude it in your security settings

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Separate Issue; Your System Details shows;

Installed Plug-ins

Shockwave Flash 23.0 r0 Shockwave Flash 27.0 r0
Having more than one version of a program may cause issues. You must remove the older programs. Then get the current full installer.

Flash: Grab the uninstaller from here:

http://helpx.adobe.com/flash-player/kb/uninstall-flash-player-windows.html Uninstall Flash Player | Windows

http://helpx.adobe.com/flash-player/kb/uninstall-flash-player-mac-os.html Uninstall Flash Player | Mac

Then reinstall the latest version.

Note: Windows users should download the active_x for Internet Explorer. and the plugin for Plugin-based browsers (like Firefox).

Note: Windows 8 and Windows 10 have built-in flash players and Adobe will cause a conflict. Install the plugin only. Not the active_x.

Flash Player Version 28.0.0.161

https://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/ Direct link scans current system and browser Note: Other software is offered in the download. <Windows Only>

https://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/otherversions/ Step 1: Select Operating System Step 2: Select A Version (Firefox, Win IE . . . .) Note: Other software is offered in the download. <Windows Only>


See if there are updates for your graphics drivers https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/upgrade-graphics-drivers-use-hardware-acceleration

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Puzzled2018 said

Is this a legitimate site? If not, how do I get rid of it?

Hi,

That xa.yimg.com is a Yahoo domain, which is blocked for phishing.

See : https://forums.malwarebytes.com/topic/222179-xayimgcom-being-blocked/

And : https://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20100401162830AArvBhz

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FredMcD said

Separate Issue; Your System Details shows; Installed Plug-ins Shockwave Flash 23.0 r0 Shockwave Flash 27.0 r0
Having more than one version of a program may cause issues. You must remove the older programs. Then get the current full installer. Flash: Grab the uninstaller from here: http://helpx.adobe.com/flash-player/kb/uninstall-flash-player-windows.html Uninstall Flash Player | Windows http://helpx.adobe.com/flash-player/kb/uninstall-flash-player-mac-os.html Uninstall Flash Player | Mac Then reinstall the latest version. Note: Windows users should download the active_x for Internet Explorer. and the plugin for Plugin-based browsers (like Firefox). Note: Windows 8 and Windows 10 have built-in flash players and Adobe will cause a conflict. Install the plugin only. Not the active_x. Flash Player Version 28.0.0.161 https://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/ Direct link scans current system and browser Note: Other software is offered in the download. <Windows Only> https://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/otherversions/ Step 1: Select Operating System Step 2: Select A Version (Firefox, Win IE . . . .) Note: Other software is offered in the download. <Windows Only>

See if there are updates for your graphics drivers https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/upgrade-graphics-drivers-use-hardware-acceleration

Thank you. Curious about where you saw my system info.

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Happy112 said

Puzzled2018 said
Is this a legitimate site? If not, how do I get rid of it?

Hi,

That xa.yimg.com is a Yahoo domain, which is blocked for phishing.

See : https://forums.malwarebytes.com/topic/222179-xayimgcom-being-blocked/

And : https://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20100401162830AArvBhz

Thank you. That definitely explains it.

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FredMcD said

Separate Issue; Your System Details shows; Installed Plug-ins Shockwave Flash 23.0 r0 Shockwave Flash 27.0 r0
Having more than one version of a program may cause issues. You must remove the older programs. Then get the current full installer. Flash: Grab the uninstaller from here: http://helpx.adobe.com/flash-player/kb/uninstall-flash-player-windows.html Uninstall Flash Player | Windows http://helpx.adobe.com/flash-player/kb/uninstall-flash-player-mac-os.html Uninstall Flash Player | Mac Then reinstall the latest version. Note: Windows users should download the active_x for Internet Explorer. and the plugin for Plugin-based browsers (like Firefox). Note: Windows 8 and Windows 10 have built-in flash players and Adobe will cause a conflict. Install the plugin only. Not the active_x. Flash Player Version 28.0.0.161 https://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/ Direct link scans current system and browser Note: Other software is offered in the download. <Windows Only> https://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/otherversions/ Step 1: Select Operating System Step 2: Select A Version (Firefox, Win IE . . . .) Note: Other software is offered in the download. <Windows Only>

See if there are updates for your graphics drivers https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/upgrade-graphics-drivers-use-hardware-acceleration

This might be a stupid question but I don't see anything on the Adobe download site where I can select the plugin only. How do I not install the active version?

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Puzzled2018 said

This might be a stupid question but I don't see anything on the Adobe download site where I can select the plugin only. How do I not install the active version?

Definately not a stupid question  !

You don't need to worry about it - Adobe Flash will automatically install the version that your system requires.

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Puzzled2018 said

Curious about where you saw my system info.

Go to the top right of this page and look for More System Details and press it. This will let us look at your system details. No Personal Information Is Collected.

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Puzzled2018 said

This might be a stupid question but I don't see anything on the Adobe download site where I can select the plugin only. How do I not install the active version?

The only stupid question . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . is the one you don't ask.

Use the links I posted to go to the flash download page.

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FredMcD said

The only stupid question . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . is the one you don't ask.

And :

There are no stupid questions . . . . . . . there are only stupid answers.