Norton Safe Web Kicks In For the 1st Time Ever...

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  1. Frank the Perv

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    Norton Safe Web (aka Norton DNS, aka Norton Connect Safe) alerted for the first time tonight -- after I've been using the DNS service for probably three years.

    Ironically, I was clicking on a link to go and read about:

    Next Generation Norton Products Go Beyond Antivirus
    SYS-CON Media (press release)-Jul 9, 2014
    Today Symantec (Nasdaq: SYMC) released a sneak peek at upcoming offerings Norton Security and Norton Security with Backup.

    Bitdefender TrafficLight showed the link being safe. And MalwareBytes did not alert. Chrome did not alert. Nor did AdBlock Plus Malware Domains.

    I think that the first time I've seen evidence of Norton Safe Web doing anything... it's a false positive dud.


    So there you go.


    -ftp

     
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    Kind of like winning the lottery! Glad it seems (?) to work.
     
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    Only once in 3 years doesnt seem that great.

    no tired clicking on the wrong thing?
    No searching for music you have already got at a higher res?

    I would expect more blocks myself
     
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    Dont be too dissapointed that it was a FP. Just means you`ve sensible surfing habits etc. But I know what you mean.

    Makes me wonder at over elaborate security setups when a decent system image would for do for the most part.
     
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    Norton ConnectSafe works great, it's a great extra layer of protection. I use it for all of my clients and I have seen it block many malicious websites. There really is no reason not to use it.
     
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    NC blocks quite a bit for me
     
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    Here's what Sucuri Sitecheck thinks of that link.

    http://sitecheck.sucuri.net/results/www.sys-con.com/node/3119174
     
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    I went to MDL and I've seen Norton DNS blocked at least 20 links posted in there in a session. :D No, really, for malicious website blocking it's adequate enough IMO.
     
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    The Eckster checking in with his always valid point.

    Yeah, I need to up my game in the "decent system image" department.

    I guess I need to expand which threads at Wilders that I read and learn from..


    -ftp
     
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    I see that Norton Safe Web Report shows 16 threats, which are the same as found by Browser Defender, the only scanning engine out of 28, as detailed via URLVoid.
     
  13. Frank the Perv

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    Interesting.

    So my initial thought was... maybe Norton ConnectSafe is doing a great job afterall. Maybe it's out in front of most of the others, except Browser Defender and Sucuri (linked above).

    So, examining Browser Defender, it turns out that Browser Defender is a PC Tools product. But, PC Tools was purchased by Symantec. And the PC Tools products were all retired last year.

    So I'm going to guess that Browser Defender = Norton Connect Safe. I think they are one in the same. It appears that Norton abandoned the product Browser Defender (or just renamed it Norton DNS) many years ago... but the name lingers on in a few places.

    And on a hunch, I then guessed that Krusty's Sucuri link (above) might end up having data from Norton too.

    http://sitecheck.sucuri.net/results/www.sys-con.com/node/3119174

    ..and I think it does.

    https://sucuri.net/services/web-integrity-monitoring

    I believe this is a case where it initially appears that multiple sources indicate something... but it ends up that the data is based all from the same place.
     
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    Looks like you have solved the issue. :)
     
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