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Christine O'Donnell's Site Flagged by McAfee Site Adviser! (Vanity, but important)
McAfee Site Advisor ^ | 29 Sept 10 | self

Posted on 09/29/2010 8:47:38 AM PDT by JaguarXKE

"McAfee TrustedSource web reputation analysis found potential security risks with this site. Use with extreme caution."


TOPICS: Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: christineodonnell; delaware; donations; elections
I have been visiting Christine's web site for weeks now with no issues. However, when I visited today, I got a warning from my McAfee site advisor software. McAfee is flagging her donation page as potentially malicious!

Below is what I emailed to McAfee's PR people with cc to the O'Donnell campaign (Her campaign replied back and were very grateful I brought this to their attention.)

Something like this could cost her campaign 10's of thousands in potential donations!

TO: McAfee Consumer PR CC: Christine O'Donnell campaign

Subject: This Looks Suspect

I am a user of McAfee and am writing you because you are listed as “Consumer PR” so you seem as logical a place as any to start. I have been visiting GOP Senate candidate Christine O’Donnell’s web site http://www.Christine2010.com for several weeks now and have twice made donations through her site with no problems at all. However, today when I went to her site, McAfee gave me that ominous red site adviser warning. Going to the site adviser page it only says “McAfee TrustedSource web reputation analysis found potential security risks with this site. Use with extreme caution!”

Now, whether this is actually what is going on or not, I’ll tell you what it looks like – it looks like someone is trying to keep people off of this Senate Candidate’s site for political purposes – maybe to dampen her contributions, which to date have been considerable?

Your Site Advisor page gives absolutely NO reason for this rating – just warns people to use “extreme caution.” Considering this is a highly visible and potentially very contentious Senate race, I think it would behoove McAfee to investigate this and correct if, as I suspect, her site is being unfairly targeted at “malicious. Something is rotten is the state of Denmark, not to mention Delaware!

Since the site adviser page gives no details about why this Senate candidate’s web page is being flagged as potentially malicious, I am requesting additional information regarding the specifics of this rating. I am cc:ing Candidate O’Donnell’s people about this and attaching a screen capture image.

1 posted on 09/29/2010 8:47:40 AM PDT by JaguarXKE
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To: JaguarXKE

Something is rotten in Denmark. Keep us posted.


2 posted on 09/29/2010 8:49:52 AM PDT by Paved Paradise
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To: JaguarXKE

I have MacAffe on the computer I am using now, I got through. Just change the settings to ‘safe’.


3 posted on 09/29/2010 8:50:51 AM PDT by Perdogg (Nancy Pelosi did more damage to America on 03/21 than Al Qaeda did on 09/11)
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To: JaguarXKE; Fishtalk; DelaWhere; exit82; onyx

Dirty tricks ping. Know anyone who can trace the source of the problem? Would Coons be so stupid to think they could get away with something like this?


4 posted on 09/29/2010 8:51:00 AM PDT by hoosiermama (ONLY DEAD FISH GO WITH THE FLOW.......I am swimming with Sarahcudah! Sarah has read the tealeaves.)
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To: Paved Paradise
Something is rotten in Denmark. Keep us posted.

I'm not letting go of this - that election is too important, to the country, not just Delaware!

5 posted on 09/29/2010 8:52:07 AM PDT by JaguarXKE (RINOs be gone!)
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To: JaguarXKE

No problem with Norton or AVG.


6 posted on 09/29/2010 8:52:11 AM PDT by Truth29
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To: JaguarXKE

McAfee is “1980’s state of the art”.I thought they had disappeared, but apparently not.


7 posted on 09/29/2010 8:53:11 AM PDT by capt. norm (Never underestimate the power of very stupid people in large groups.)
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To: hoosiermama
Dirty tricks ping. Know anyone who can trace the source of the problem? Would Coons be so stupid to think they could get away with something like this?

Nothing would surprise me when it comes to the left! By the way, I also emailed Rush about this. As a 24/7 member there is at least a shot he will get it.

8 posted on 09/29/2010 8:53:45 AM PDT by JaguarXKE (RINOs be gone!)
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To: JaguarXKE

My virus pack said nothing, so the conspiracy idea looks plausible. McAfee and Symantec are both problematic. The latter once informed me that my daughter’s computer had a virus but sent me to their support site (in India or Pakistan, I’d say) where they wanted a credit card number and $99 to resolve the situation. I wiped the disk and re-installed software and never used Symantec again.


9 posted on 09/29/2010 8:54:27 AM PDT by Huebolt (It ain't over till there is not ONE DEMOCRAT HOLDING OFFICE ANYWHERE. Not even a dog catcher!)
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To: JaguarXKE

Wonderful you followed up on this. I’m glad we dumped McAfee. We use Microsoft Security Essentials now, which is free and online, and seems to be working well.


10 posted on 09/29/2010 8:54:56 AM PDT by mlizzy (Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee ...)
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To: Truth29
No problem with Norton or AVG.

Good to hear! I also tried my Macbook which used Norton and no problems. Seems to be a McAfee issue then. Lots of folks still use McAfee as it came pre-installed on Dells (not sure if it still does, but it did on mine).

11 posted on 09/29/2010 8:55:43 AM PDT by JaguarXKE (RINOs be gone!)
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To: JaguarXKE

I have Avast professional which did the job that MalwarebYtes didnt do..annihilate a super trojan within seconds. I’ve had McAfee, Norton 360, AVG. All paid and wasted money. Cyberdefender is the worst hands down. Try Previx and/or Avast Pro 4.8 or 5.


12 posted on 09/29/2010 8:56:05 AM PDT by max americana (Hoax and Chains, Dopeychangey)
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To: Perdogg
I have MacAffe on the computer I am using now, I got through. Just change the settings to ‘safe’.

The fact that you can get through isn't the point. The point is, a lot of people will get that warning and leave the site, thus costing her potential donations! I can get thought also, but the warning could keep lots of folks away!

13 posted on 09/29/2010 8:57:38 AM PDT by JaguarXKE (RINOs be gone!)
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To: JaguarXKE
"Good to hear! I also tried my Macbook which used Norton and no problems. Seems to be a McAfee issue then. Lots of folks still use McAfee as it came pre-installed on Dells (not sure if it still does, but it did on mine)."

It came pre-installed on an Acer Windows 7 machine, as well.

14 posted on 09/29/2010 9:02:42 AM PDT by Truth29
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To: JaguarXKE

I’ve seen this happen before with sites that were of interest to Freepers. I think it was Google involved in that.

One explanation is that it’s just left-wing maliciousness at work.

Another explanation is that Coons or leftist hackers working for him put a virus on that site, it was cleaned up, but the warning is still up. I don’t know about McAfee, but evidently Google had a policy of leaving the warning up for a week or so in case the infection recurred.

In any case, a leftist hacker attack is really just as bad as the other explanation, although it would make McAfee less guilty. But I’d still hold their feet to the fire.


15 posted on 09/29/2010 9:02:58 AM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius.)
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To: JaguarXKE

What do the Reviewer Comments say?


16 posted on 09/29/2010 9:02:57 AM PDT by Gondring (Paul Revere would have been flamed as a naysayer troll and told to go back to Boston.)
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To: Gondring
What do the Reviewer Comments say?

Noting yet! And it lists her site a low popularity, which I also do not buy!

17 posted on 09/29/2010 9:04:58 AM PDT by JaguarXKE (RINOs be gone!)
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To: capt. norm
McAfee is “1980’s state of the art”.I thought they had disappeared, but apparently not.

They just "disappeared" as they got bought by Intel recently, for a cool SEVEN BILLION DOLLARS.

I agree that their products generally stink. I steer towards Trend, Microsoft Security Essentials or one of the better free ones (Kaspersky, AVG, Panda)
18 posted on 09/29/2010 9:07:22 AM PDT by Dr. Sivana (There is no salvation in politics)
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To: JaguarXKE

Good idea...Rush is very protective of our lady candidates...He’ll take on anyone that treats them badly.


19 posted on 09/29/2010 9:07:22 AM PDT by hoosiermama (ONLY DEAD FISH GO WITH THE FLOW.......I am swimming with Sarahcudah! Sarah has read the tealeaves.)
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To: JaguarXKE

By the way, should this be on a ping list? Not sure how that works, but if anyone can help...


20 posted on 09/29/2010 9:07:58 AM PDT by JaguarXKE (RINOs be gone!)
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To: Gondring
What do the Reviewer Comments say?

I just registered and left the first comment on the site adviser page for her site:

Site Adviser for Christine2010

21 posted on 09/29/2010 9:17:11 AM PDT by JaguarXKE (RINOs be gone!)
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To: JaguarXKE
I got potential dangerous website warning when I went to SarahPAc site late last night. It was late, so I did not pursue. Effectively stopped me from making donation at that time.
22 posted on 09/29/2010 9:17:12 AM PDT by proud2beconservativeinNJ ("In God We Trust")
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To: proud2beconservativeinNJ
I got potential dangerous website warning when I went to SarahPAc site late last night. It was late, so I did not pursue. Effectively stopped me from making donation at that time.

Hmmm, I just went to her site and got no warning with McAfee. What security software are you using?

23 posted on 09/29/2010 9:20:27 AM PDT by JaguarXKE (RINOs be gone!)
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To: JaguarXKE

I just went there with no problem or warnings. I have Norton. Did you notice McAfee has a few advertisements trying to sell their stuff on that site, too? Looks like they are hijacking Christines site to sell their crap.


24 posted on 09/29/2010 9:27:35 AM PDT by beckysueb
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To: JaguarXKE

No problem here. I note it looks like you are using Firefox instead of Internet Exploder. Would that make a difference?


25 posted on 09/29/2010 9:38:21 AM PDT by dynachrome ("Our forefathers didn't bury their guns. They buried those that tried to take them.")
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To: dynachrome

Were you using McAfee?


26 posted on 09/29/2010 9:45:39 AM PDT by JaguarXKE (RINOs be gone!)
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To: JaguarXKE
Tried it with mine, using avast 4.8 home edition.

Smooooth sailing.

McAfee seems to be going downhill fast. They have had two pretty bad "events" this year. First with the messed up database update that locked up a few hundred THOUSAND PC's and recently they totally missed the rather simple VMmania mass mail worm which should have been detected just on the number of replications alone.

.

27 posted on 09/29/2010 9:46:15 AM PDT by TLI ( ITINERIS IMPENDEO VALHALLA)
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To: JaguarXKE

Please let us know when you get a response from McAfee.
I have McAfee so I just visited www.Christine2010.com donate page to check. Got no site advisor warning.


28 posted on 09/29/2010 10:10:34 AM PDT by tommix2
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To: tommix2
I have McAfee so I just visited www.Christine2010.com donate page to check. Got no site adviser warning.

Do you have their site adviser installed or just their virus program?

If you go to McAfee's site adviser page and type in www.christine2010.com you will see that they have it listed with a warning. If you have site adviser installed, then you should get the warning just visiting the site. You should get a red warning indicator in the lower right portion of your browser.

29 posted on 09/29/2010 10:22:21 AM PDT by JaguarXKE (RINOs be gone!)
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To: JaguarXKE
Do you have their site adviser installed or just their virus program?

I think I have just the virus program. Thank you, I'll work on it tonight get their site advisor

30 posted on 09/29/2010 11:17:21 AM PDT by tommix2
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To: JaguarXKE

Yup. mcafee. Not the best, but I combine it with “Super Antispyware” and keep my fingers crossed.

http://www.superantispyware.com

A freebie program


31 posted on 09/29/2010 2:40:04 PM PDT by dynachrome ("Our forefathers didn't bury their guns. They buried those that tried to take them.")
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