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Computer Associates anti-virus parental controls blocks access to FR
CA | February 20, 2010 | Self

Posted on 02/20/2010 12:56:40 PM PST by ejdrapes

Just got a new laptop and had to re-install my anti-virus software from Computer Associates. Couldn't figure out how to turn off the dang parental controls. Every site I clicked on was blocked. Free Republic was blocked and the reason was it was listed as a "hate" site. How ridiculous!


TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Computers/Internet
KEYWORDS: computerassociates; fr; frblocked; hatesite; internet; profanity

1 posted on 02/20/2010 12:56:40 PM PST by ejdrapes
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To: ejdrapes

I “hate” when that happens.


2 posted on 02/20/2010 12:58:31 PM PST by the invisib1e hand (yeah, you can quote me.)
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To: ejdrapes

Who has time for FReeping between chugging Ensure and making bombs? LOL


3 posted on 02/20/2010 12:58:41 PM PST by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin!)
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To: ejdrapes

I hate when that happens...oops


4 posted on 02/20/2010 12:59:30 PM PST by JRios1968 (The real first rule of Fight Club: don't invite Chuck Norris...EVER)
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To: ejdrapes
Is The DUmpster blocked as well?
5 posted on 02/20/2010 1:01:05 PM PST by Gay State Conservative (Host The Beer Summit-->Win The Nobel Peace Prize!)
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To: ejdrapes

Interesting. Did you check to see if the DUmp was also blocked as a ‘hate’ site?


6 posted on 02/20/2010 1:01:07 PM PST by bamahead (Few men desire liberty; most men wish only for a just master. -- Sallust)
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To: ejdrapes

I don’t have CA, but SOMETHING occasionally tries to block access to FR claiming it contains malware.

I run Avast antivirus, but I don’t believe that is the program trying to block me. There’s nothing running I can’t vouch for, though.


7 posted on 02/20/2010 1:02:17 PM PST by gitmo (FR vs DTU: n4mage vs DUmage)
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To: bamahead
Interesting. Did you check to see if the DUmp was also blocked as a ‘hate’ site?

Beat ya by 2 seconds! Great minds think alike. ;-)

8 posted on 02/20/2010 1:02:43 PM PST by Gay State Conservative (Host The Beer Summit-->Win The Nobel Peace Prize!)
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To: ejdrapes

I have a logon to the CA tech support.
We could open up an issue.

Should probably wait till they fix the one I already have open...


9 posted on 02/20/2010 1:02:48 PM PST by djf (Islam. Kick them out TODAY or they will KILL US TOMORROW!!)
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To: JRios1968

I’m not sure what is worse...people who hate people who hate others or those who are intolerant of people who are intolerant of those who don’t tolerate others...


10 posted on 02/20/2010 1:02:56 PM PST by jessduntno (Bawney Fwank...with friends like him, who needs enemas?)
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To: ejdrapes

Uninstall it then go to Microsoft’s website and download Security Essentials.


11 posted on 02/20/2010 1:05:17 PM PST by Raymann
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To: ejdrapes
I'm glad I saw your post. I'm using a file sharing site called 4share and my son in Afghanistan said he was being blocked. There were other sites he could get but I've paid for 3 months access already so I've told him to check his anti virus settings. Thanks.
12 posted on 02/20/2010 1:07:16 PM PST by Recon Dad ( USMC SSgt Patrick O - 3rd Afghanistan Deployment - Day 123)
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To: bamahead
Damn, I forgot to check before I finally figured out how to turn off the stupid parental controls! I'll bet it wasn't blocked though.
13 posted on 02/20/2010 1:09:39 PM PST by ejdrapes (I like leaders that don't need teleprompters or notes written on their hand....)
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To: jessduntno

“I’m not sure what is worse...people who hate people who hate others or those who are intolerant of people who are intolerant of those who don’t tolerate others...”

I just can’t tolerate posts like that. :-)


14 posted on 02/20/2010 1:11:30 PM PST by El Gran Salseron
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To: Recon Dad
CA even blocked Webshots, which is a picture sharing site andn it also contains high quality desktop wallpaper (which is why I go there). They blocked it because they called it a "dating" site. LOL
15 posted on 02/20/2010 1:11:38 PM PST by ejdrapes (I like leaders that don't need teleprompters or notes written on their hand....)
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To: ejdrapes

technically not wrong... overwhelming, we hate liberals & progressives without hesitation

(at least I do... and I don’t think I’m too far outside the norm here)


16 posted on 02/20/2010 1:15:00 PM PST by sten
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To: Recon Dad

4Shared is good.

Try zShare. It’s a good alternative, too.

Make sure you copy the delete link after you make an upload.


17 posted on 02/20/2010 1:16:37 PM PST by James C. Bennett
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To: Gay State Conservative

Heh!


18 posted on 02/20/2010 1:17:20 PM PST by bamahead (Few men desire liberty; most men wish only for a just master. -- Sallust)
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To: jessduntno
I’m not sure what is worse...people who hate people who hate others or those who are intolerant of people who are intolerant of those who don’t tolerate others...


"What about the Dutch..."

19 posted on 02/20/2010 1:17:39 PM PST by JRios1968 (The real first rule of Fight Club: don't invite Chuck Norris...EVER)
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To: ejdrapes
You were saying ...

Free Republic was blocked and the reason was it was listed as a "hate" site. How ridiculous!

Well..., FRee Republic does hate liberals and liberal idealogy... LOL...

So, it's true!

:-)

20 posted on 02/20/2010 1:20:52 PM PST by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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To: ejdrapes

CA home and home office customer service:

Customer Service, Sales, Billing and Account Information
Phone: +1 866 851-5273

“Why does your software block FreeRepublic.com ? I’m calling to get your answer so that I can report back to our members, of which there are THREE HUNDRED AND FIFTY THOUSAND. OK..?”


21 posted on 02/20/2010 1:20:58 PM PST by TokuMei
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To: ejdrapes

I wonder if you can submit the DUmp as a ‘hate’ site candidate to Computer Associates, to see if they add it to their database. Do they have a complaint form? :)


22 posted on 02/20/2010 1:21:53 PM PST by bamahead (Few men desire liberty; most men wish only for a just master. -- Sallust)
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To: gitmo
You were saying ...

I don’t have CA, but SOMETHING occasionally tries to block access to FR claiming it contains malware.

That could easily happen if you put in a link here that references such a site containing that.

And, I've seen sites referenced here that did contain some kind of "malware" that was blocked by these kinds of programs.

So, it's a secondary effect here, being that someone referenced it and put it on a post here.

23 posted on 02/20/2010 1:23:21 PM PST by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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To: ejdrapes
There's an old saying:

Computer Associates: where software goes to die.

24 posted on 02/20/2010 1:24:29 PM PST by FourPeas ([F]or hostility is a relation and an enemy is not a total stranger. C.S. Lewis, Perelandra)
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To: ejdrapes

I “hate” liberals, so CA maybe correct (sarc/)


25 posted on 02/20/2010 1:27:39 PM PST by max americana
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To: El Gran Salseron

“I just can’t tolerate posts like that. :-)”

Don’t hate me...


26 posted on 02/20/2010 1:36:34 PM PST by jessduntno (Bawney Fwank...with friends like him, who needs enemas?)
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To: JRios1968

“What about the Dutch...”

Well...that’s different...they love intolerance more than they tolerate hatred...


27 posted on 02/20/2010 1:38:42 PM PST by jessduntno (Bawney Fwank...with friends like him, who needs enemas?)
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To: ejdrapes

IIRC, wasn’t the guy (DK now) who founded/owned/owns/major stockholder CA also a big time Clinton supporter?

I don’t remember his name - some Indian sounding name, maybe - big dem, Clintonoid, liberal or something?

May explain the blacklisting of FR, no?


28 posted on 02/20/2010 1:42:48 PM PST by Seeking the truth (Ocents.com - You Lie & Socialist stamps, tees, mousepads, bumper stickers....etc)
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To: jessduntno
Well...that’s different...they love intolerance more than they tolerate hatred...


29 posted on 02/20/2010 2:14:18 PM PST by JRios1968 (The real first rule of Fight Club: don't invite Chuck Norris...EVER)
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