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Access to Website Being Denied: Brute Force Bot Was Blocked

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When using Firefox (latest) and attempting to login into a website I get an error (see attached image) generated by the host's server's firewall. It appears it thinks I'm a bot. When I use Firefox's privacy mode I don't get this error. I would prefer not to use privacy mode. I contacted the administrator of the website I'm attempting to access and he couldn't offer any help.

When I use Google Chrome browser I don't encounter the above problem. This leads me to believe it's not an issue with my Avast Anti-Tracking and Antivirus settings.

Any help would be appreciated.

Chrys

When using Firefox (latest) and attempting to login into a website I get an error (see attached image) generated by the host's server's firewall. It appears it thinks I'm a bot. When I use Firefox's privacy mode I don't get this error. I would prefer not to use privacy mode. I contacted the administrator of the website I'm attempting to access and he couldn't offer any help. When I use Google Chrome browser I don't encounter the above problem. This leads me to believe it's not an issue with my Avast Anti-Tracking and Antivirus settings. Any help would be appreciated. Chrys
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Isisombululo esikhethiwe

Do you have any add-ons active in regular windows that are not active in private windows? To determine that:

Open the Add-ons page using either:

  • Ctrl+Shift+a (Mac: Command+Shift+a)
  • "3-bar" menu button (or Tools menu) > Add-ons
  • type or paste about:addons in the address bar and press Enter/Return

In the left column of the Add-ons page, click Extensions. On the right side, under "Enabled" the ones with the purple mask icon are operating in both regular and private windows, and the ones without are operating only in regular windows. Do you have any that only operate in regular windows that might modify your requests to sites?

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Isisombululo Esikhethiwe

Do you have any add-ons active in regular windows that are not active in private windows? To determine that:

Open the Add-ons page using either:

  • Ctrl+Shift+a (Mac: Command+Shift+a)
  • "3-bar" menu button (or Tools menu) > Add-ons
  • type or paste about:addons in the address bar and press Enter/Return

In the left column of the Add-ons page, click Extensions. On the right side, under "Enabled" the ones with the purple mask icon are operating in both regular and private windows, and the ones without are operating only in regular windows. Do you have any that only operate in regular windows that might modify your requests to sites?

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The extension 'DuckDuckGo Privacy Essentials' was the culprit. I disabled it and all is well now.

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