SOLVED deceptive website warning


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i hope im in the correct lounge for this ...............
got a big red warning, researched and found that it to be false ....did a virus scan and found there had been 2 false html updates, eliminated them and am looking for a method to prevent in the future
thanks
 
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Cory Cooper

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Hello,

It depends on what the error message stated and what files you found and deleted. Not sure what a false HTML update is...?

The best way to prevent Internet browser issues is to only run extensions that you know of, never install anything from a browser pop-up or email alert, don't use applications like MacKeeper and the like, and run Malwarebytes for Mac monthly or so. There really isn't any need for antivirus on Mac for protection...only to scan downloaded files or email attachments that you may forward to Windows users.

Hope that helps,

C
 
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cory,
the issue was google safe warning about an unsafe site and wouldnt allow site access, first time having run into this and it became about the site restriction rather than the phising/malware potential, i take warnings seriously but the overreach from google and not allowing for informed decision making was at the heart of the matter.....come to find out there must be a glich and the warnings are usually that, just a warning that can be over ridden.... so once again able to defeat the boogie man .......the name, false html update, came from an anti virus program that discovered and removed the ad problem from the site background, malware bytes didnt catch it.....thanks for the response
 
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Ahhh...OK.

Most current versions of browsers are moving toward requiring https secure browsing on websites. Although not required yet, or a standard, people will begin to see more and more alerts about visiting sites that don't have proper security certificates.

Glad you figured it out.

Be well,

C
 

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