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MarkRH

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Post Posted October 17th, 2017, 4:47 pm

This is concerning this bug: https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1409282

Both Firefox and Chrome complain about http://download.nullsoft.com/customize/ ... te_2_1.wal when protections are enabled but download.nullsoft.com has no issues on StopBadware and Google Safe Browsing. This is a Winamp Skin by the way. Virus scanners don't complain about the file itself after letting it download.

So, there must be some additional service causing this to flag.

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Post Posted October 17th, 2017, 6:29 pm

turn off safelist. it do not matter what webpages tell you - important is safe-list. maybe it need some days to sync.

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Post Posted October 17th, 2017, 9:35 pm

Google Safe Browsing

Isn't that what Mozilla uses?
https://wiki.mozilla.org/Security/Safe_Browsing


Oh, & I wasn't seeing any issue on my end with the download, SeaMonkey & FF 56.
Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 6.1; en-US; rv:1.9.1.19) Gecko/20110420 SeaMonkey/2.0.14 Pinball CopyURL+ FetchTextURL FlashGot NoScript

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Post Posted October 18th, 2017, 5:32 am

Set browser.safebrowsing.malware.enabled to false in about:config.

When you download a file from anywhere it sends a unique ID to Google which can be used to track your browsing habits.

If malware is present on a site most reputable security software will block access. Here's an example taken from the Malwarebytes forum: https://forums.malwarebytes.com/topic/1 ... ent-854912

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Post Posted October 18th, 2017, 7:56 am

MarkRH wrote:This is a Winamp Skin by the way. .

Alternative Winamp skins for you: https://winaero.com/blog/download-the-l ... d-plugins/

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