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Chrome is throwing false 'Malware' detection for Free Republic
7/29/2014

Posted on 07/29/2014 6:51:20 AM PDT by Lazamataz

I no longer use Microsoft Internet Explorer, MS has pretty much destroyed that product. I now use Google Chrome.

This morning, on two separate computers, Chrome has thrown a false malware warning for Free Republic (the pings url, to be specific). Apparently, 'secretsofthefed.com' is defined as a Malware site, and somehow, my pings has that in the list somewhere. Thusly, it is throwing a Malware lockout. You can get past it, but it is annoying and unnecessary, and would prevent less-savvy users from going to FR.

This MAY be happening only for those users who happen to have that website (www.secretsofthefed.com) cited in their ping list, or it may be for everyone. We shall see.

This is just a heads up service for anyone getting this result, and a technical note for the administration here.



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1 posted on 07/29/2014 6:51:20 AM PDT by Lazamataz
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To: John Robinson; Jim Robinson; Admin Moderator

Ping


2 posted on 07/29/2014 6:52:06 AM PDT by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: Lazamataz

Eh? Google is evil?

Didn’t see that coming...


3 posted on 07/29/2014 6:52:36 AM PDT by null and void (If Bill Clinton was the first black president, why isn't Barack Obama the first woman president?)
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To: Lazamataz
Chrome is not blocking FR for me.

I do NOT have www.secretsofthefed.com in my ping list.

4 posted on 07/29/2014 6:53:26 AM PDT by garyb
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To: Lazamataz

No problem here.


5 posted on 07/29/2014 6:54:14 AM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: Lazamataz

HIT IT!


6 posted on 07/29/2014 6:54:45 AM PDT by Mr. K (Palin/Cruz 2016)
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To: Lazamataz
Laz, I dropped CA as my anti-virus software several years back because of a similar thing. They blocked Free Republic as a hate site.
7 posted on 07/29/2014 6:54:57 AM PDT by Malichi (!)
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To: Lazamataz

Thanks, but no thanks. There is nothing remotely appealing I find about Google, or Google Chrome, regardless of its capabilities or warnings.


8 posted on 07/29/2014 6:55:12 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: Lazamataz

LOL. I guess Google, being a NWO company, would see that site as malware.

Can’t you tell chrome to “ignore” that site as malware ?


9 posted on 07/29/2014 6:55:17 AM PDT by PieterCasparzen (We have to fix things ourselves)
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To: Lazamataz
the only time that shows up on my machine is when I try to access,,,obama's presonal newspaper site...


10 posted on 07/29/2014 6:56:02 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill ...)
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To: Lazamataz

What link or thread are you using? Running Opera here and FR loads up fine. A direct typing of secretsofthefed.com leads right to the website with no problems, but I can try it also from another machine that still has mozilla-firefox installed if you want more info.


11 posted on 07/29/2014 6:56:31 AM PDT by Utilizer (Bacon A'kbar! - In world today are only peaceful people, and the mooslimbs trying to kill them-)
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To: null and void

Same thing with Firefox


12 posted on 07/29/2014 6:56:33 AM PDT by wdk535
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To: Lazamataz

Google is again doing its part to help opponents of B. Hussein as the Mid Term Election Campaign Season heats up.

Expect Google to do even more “distractive destruction” as the 2014 Impeachment of Obama draws nearer.


13 posted on 07/29/2014 6:57:31 AM PDT by Graewoulf (Democrats' Obamacare Socialist Health Insur. Tax violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: Lazamataz

It’s a link in a particular thread, it appears. Those Meme images will trigger a warning for me on occasion.


14 posted on 07/29/2014 6:59:01 AM PDT by corlorde (forWARD of the state.)
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To: garyb; Lazamataz
Chrome is not blocking FR for me.

I do NOT have www.secretsofthefed.com in my ping list.

Ditto.

15 posted on 07/29/2014 7:00:05 AM PDT by ConservingFreedom (A goverrnment strong enough to impose your standards is strong enough to ban them.)
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To: garyb; John Robinson; Jim Robinson; Admin Moderator
Chrome is not blocking FR for me. I do NOT have www.secretsofthefed.com in my ping list.

Curiously, when I went to look for the website in my 'pings' I could not find it after all. It apparently saw 'secretsofthefed' elsewhere, and blocked the site.

Now, I wouldn't normally say anything about this if it happened on one computer, but it happened on two. That means it would be happening at the Chrome/browser level.

It also looks like it just stopped happening.

Who knows. It is definitely something to keep an eye on. 'They' might try to lock FR out at the browser level someday, this would be how it might look.

16 posted on 07/29/2014 7:00:30 AM PDT by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: Utilizer
The link is in the image I provided. I wouldn't bother testing, it looks like Chrome stopped doing it.

Right after I posted this thread that busted them out.

Hmm.

17 posted on 07/29/2014 7:03:41 AM PDT by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: Lazamataz

Nope. Tried it with Opera and firefox on another machine and no problems so far.


18 posted on 07/29/2014 7:03:45 AM PDT by Utilizer (Bacon A'kbar! - In world today are only peaceful people, and the mooslimbs trying to kill them-)
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To: Malichi; Lazamataz

>>Laz, I dropped CA as my anti-virus software several years back because of a similar thing.

That message is from Chrome itself.

No problem with Chrome here, Laz. You might get some more info by clicking the Advanced button that you could post as well.


19 posted on 07/29/2014 7:04:04 AM PDT by expat1000 ("If you're explaining, you're losing." Ronald Reagan)
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To: Lazamataz

OK. Good to know, mate.


20 posted on 07/29/2014 7:05:34 AM PDT by Utilizer (Bacon A'kbar! - In world today are only peaceful people, and the mooslimbs trying to kill them-)
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4 Weeks
30%

Support It Or Lose It

21 posted on 07/29/2014 7:06:58 AM PDT by DJ MacWoW (The Fed Gov is not one ring to rule them all)
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To: Lazamataz

I use IE for hours every day, seems fine to me.

I wouldn’t install Chrome - or any other executable from Google - on my computer for love or money.


22 posted on 07/29/2014 7:07:51 AM PDT by Steely Tom (How do you feel about robbing Peter's robot?)
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To: corlorde

Does that particular page display advertising?
On occasion something in the ad stream will trigger
virus warnings.

Also on occasion sites ARE hacked and implanted with malware.


23 posted on 07/29/2014 7:07:56 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Lazamataz

I use Chrome also and got the same “Danger: Malware Ahead” warning you got at www.secretsofthefed.com. I too abandoned IE for Chrome.


24 posted on 07/29/2014 7:07:59 AM PDT by shove_it (Directive 10-289 lives)
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To: Lazamataz

Forgot to add: running on linux on both machines as well, so perhaps that has helped with the lack of malware warnings when I tested both sites. Just FYI.


25 posted on 07/29/2014 7:11:46 AM PDT by Utilizer (Bacon A'kbar! - In world today are only peaceful people, and the mooslimbs trying to kill them-)
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To: shove_it

There’s a confirmation.

Most of the posts on this thread would be “I’m not seeing that” because those that see it happening, some percentage of those would give up trying to come here (for some period of time).


26 posted on 07/29/2014 7:12:02 AM PDT by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: shove_it

Oh: One question: Did you get the Malware warning trying to come here? That’s where I got it.


27 posted on 07/29/2014 7:12:54 AM PDT by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: Steely Tom
I wouldn’t install Chrome - or any other executable from Google - on my computer for love or money.

I no longer care. If Google wants to know I have a centipede fetish and a thing for microwave ovens, fine.

28 posted on 07/29/2014 7:14:01 AM PDT by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: Lazamataz

Why would anyone claiming to be conservative use anything GOOGLE related?


30 posted on 07/29/2014 7:15:27 AM PDT by lewislynn (What does the global warming movement and the Fairtax movement have in common? Disinformation)
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To: wdk535

I only use Firefox because there is no Palemoon for Mac.


31 posted on 07/29/2014 7:19:51 AM PDT by null and void (If Bill Clinton was the first black president, why isn't Barack Obama the first woman president?)
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To: Lazamataz

So, at this point, you and Alex Jones can’t get on FR. Lol.


32 posted on 07/29/2014 7:20:04 AM PDT by keat
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To: Lazamataz
Oh yeah, ARE YOU LOGGED IN?
33 posted on 07/29/2014 7:20:05 AM PDT by Company Man ("Be sure you're right, then go ahead." -- Davy Crockett)
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To: Lazamataz

Just for you. Stop looking at porn, getting your computer infected and blaming chrome.


34 posted on 07/29/2014 7:21:12 AM PDT by stuck_in_new_orleans
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To: Lazamataz

Can’t you turn off the warnings? Or set the trust level higher?....................


35 posted on 07/29/2014 7:23:22 AM PDT by Red Badger (If you compromise with evil, you just get more evil..........................)
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To: stuck_in_new_orleans
Just for you. Stop looking at porn, getting your computer infected and blaming chrome.

Happens at work too, where various authorities make sure things are malware and virus-free. Furthermore, I've had two confirmations from other people it is happening to them, one privately and one on this thread.

Just for you: Try again.

36 posted on 07/29/2014 7:23:33 AM PDT by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: lewislynn
Why would anyone claiming to be conservative use anything GOOGLE related?

I must be a liberal.

37 posted on 07/29/2014 7:24:30 AM PDT by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: keat

Obviously I can get on Free Republic. However, I get (and JUST got another) Malware warning/block.


38 posted on 07/29/2014 7:25:39 AM PDT by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: Lazamataz

I use Chrome and I got that message a time or two... but it was at least 6 months ago. Haven’t seen it while going to FR in a long long time.


39 posted on 07/29/2014 7:26:32 AM PDT by kjam22 (my music video "If My People" at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=74b20RjILy4)
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To: Lazamataz

This is somewhat old news, and it is the reason I turned off all website blocking on whatever program I was using long ago.

Most of these systems depend on user reports. As a consequence liberal scum get together and keep reporting websites they don’t like. You should see how many firearms related sites produce these same kinds of ‘warnings.’

I’d rather take my changes than have a bunch of liberal F-heads tell me where I can and can’t go.


40 posted on 07/29/2014 7:26:37 AM PDT by I cannot think of a name (\w)
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To: lewislynn

My main online employer’s website will only run on Chrome, so it is either that or go on the dole, though I don’t use it for anything else.


41 posted on 07/29/2014 7:27:10 AM PDT by chajin ("There is no other name under heaven given among people by which we must be saved." Acts 4:12)
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To: Utilizer; Lazamataz

My FireFox blocks secretsofthefed.com.


42 posted on 07/29/2014 7:27:44 AM PDT by Eaker (Dogs love to be hugged! Rescue and Hug One Today.)
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To: I cannot think of a name
Most of these systems depend on user reports. As a consequence liberal scum get together and keep reporting websites they don’t like.

Sounds like something we conservative scum should do. :)

43 posted on 07/29/2014 7:27:48 AM PDT by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: Lazamataz

You forgot to mention the auto-notify message Google sends to the NSA when you attempt to visit said hate sites.

Oh...you didn’t know that?

:-)


44 posted on 07/29/2014 7:30:26 AM PDT by moovova
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To: Lazamataz

I know. Trend Micro has started doing this to me too. I assumed it was banner ads but there are none here. Do you have other tabs open?


45 posted on 07/29/2014 7:30:36 AM PDT by keat
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To: Lazamataz

Using Chrome is not, IMHO, a good idea. What wrong with Firefox or Opera?


46 posted on 07/29/2014 7:30:56 AM PDT by jpsb (Believe nothing until it has been officially denied)
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To: Eaker

Sounds like someone does NOT want us going to ‘secretsofthefed.com’.

Interesting. Look for the website publisher and author to have a sudden heart attack, though he is healthy as a bull, 38 years old, never smokes, jogs every few days, etc. etc. etc.


47 posted on 07/29/2014 7:31:00 AM PDT by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: jpsb

Don’t know much about them.


48 posted on 07/29/2014 7:31:24 AM PDT by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: jpsb

Don’t know much about them.


49 posted on 07/29/2014 7:31:25 AM PDT by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: Lazamataz
"If Google wants to know I have a centipede fetish "

Well then, for Pete's sake, come over here and you can have the ones that keep getting into my house! I'll give you and the objects of your affection total privacy.

Thanks for the warning, sweet friend.

50 posted on 07/29/2014 7:34:12 AM PDT by CatherineofAragon ((Support Christian white males---the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization).)
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