Discussion in 'other software & services' started by wasgij6, Dec 14, 2012.
The new privalert extension is a lot like ghostery but is said to be more powerful
Yeah, it was a pleasant surprise yesterday after update.
And it looks like an AdBlock substitution is on the way someday...
Info from my friends from SG...PrivAlert is probably Ghostery after light lifting Look very similar and have the same options.
It would be nicer if they made of their SiteInspector extension, one that would not only allow to send an URL for analysis, but also block access to malicious domains. That would be something...
From mighty Melih
m00nbl00d you can use Comodo DNS in Dragon only to block malicious websites.
Yes we can. But, it would be great to actually block malicious domains, and simply because many users choose to use other DNS services, such as OpenDNS + DNSCrypt, etc.
It would actually be beneficial to both parties, the users and COMODO, IMHO.
PrivAlert gets data from -http://pgl.yoyo.org/adservers/. There's a file in the extension named yoyo.com.txt. There's also a file threatDB.json.
Does Ghostery get data from YoYo as well? I didn't download it. I just happened to have downloaded COMODO Dragon to test something.
I installed the extension, and I manually updated it, and it wanted to connect to -http://point47.com/plugin/threatDB.json to update the database. I have restrictions in place, so it failed to connect to that domain.
Some info on the domain:
It's also related to the hostname zeus(.)sprybase(.)com, as you can see from those reports.
Why wouldn't COMODO use own domains to update the extension data?
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I'm finding that PrivAlert is also blocking adds. I only had Adblock and PrivAlert (with all options checked) installed and I disabled AB, and 90% of ads were still being blocked. So I uninstalled AB and am using only PA...........There is a discussion on Comodo's forum about it if you're interested.
Try it yourself and see if you get the same results.
Nice addition to the dragon.
could somebody help me here please.do i tick all the suggested threatlist or not?
it finds threats but isnt blocking them.
I have everything ticked and nothing white listed to test it out, and so far so good.
Thanks a lot Dbone.
Its blocking things now.its a nice addition to a good browser.
I finally found more on that domain (-http://point47.com/plugin/threatDB.json). Not much, but that domain (-http://point47.com) is ran by some Romanian web developer that works for SpryBase, according to his LinkenIn page (-http://ro.linkedin.com/in/gitlansorin).
So, my previous question still remains: What does this have to do with COMODO?
Is this guy working for COMODO , and for some reason PrivAlert updates are coming from this guy's domain?
My bet is... he is Andrei Ciubotaru.
What i don't get is. This "Privalert" thing, phones to Romania, in order to do what? I find it almost ironic that something about privacy, phones home all the time... But i haven't used it to see what it does.
m00nbl00d I hope you don't mind but I put your question on Comodo forums.
Fine by me.
I also took some time and found which extension file had the info about such URL. I attached a screen shot.
I'm currently using Dragon as my primary web browser and it's fantastic.
There appears to exist some secrecism over who Gitlan Sorin is and why was PrivAlert updating from his domain. But, not only that, now PrivAlert seems to be gone according to what I've read over that thread.
Maybe, as they said, it was unstable...
Separate names with a comma.