[WSA] Search engine analysis

Discussion in 'Prevx Betas' started by TonyW, Aug 10, 2011.

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  1. TonyW

    TonyW Registered Member

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    I'm wondering what the point of the green checkmark in search results is. Everything has a green tick; search for 'keygens' for example, and each site has a green tick. To some, this may mean the site is safe to visit when we know that a lot of them aren't. [I realise WSA should alert if malicious content/exploits lie within, but trying to understand the purpose of the green tick.]
     
  2. PrevxHelp

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    Currently the database behind the search engine analysis isn't as populated as it will be in the future. It is giving a "Good/Bad" determination for if the site is primarily known to be spreading malware. We will be adding in shades of gray (or orange :D) which will cover keygen websites much better.

    If you're seeing any websites that are spreading malware that we aren't blocking, send me a PM with a link and I'll get them added.

    Thanks!
     
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    search result ratings arent working for me at all actually, i dont see any ratings on google searchs o_O
     
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    Is your signature current with what software you have installed? AdMuncher could possibly be preventing search ratings from working, but I haven't seen other reports of this.

    Also, do you have the "Identity & Privacy" tab on your main UI? The search annotations are dependent on Identity & Privacy being installed at the moment.

    Thanks!
     
  5. firzen771

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    actually its a good thing u pointed that out, i had forgotten to remove AdMuncher from my sig since i stopped using it months ago:p

    and yes i do have the "Identity & Privacy" tab in the main UI. im also in the closed beta update path since im using 7.9.0.4 if that means anything:doubt:
     
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    It could possibly be related to Avast, or, do you happen to use a proxy when online?
     
  7. firzen771

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    well i just tried disabling all of avasts shields and that was definitely the problem, once i disabled them all, i saw the search result rating, wen i re-enabled avast, they were gone again.
     
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    Aha! Thanks for that testing. Could you let me know exactly what version of Avast you're using so that we can try to reproduce/fix it?

    Thanks :)
     
  9. firzen771

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    im using Avast Internet Security v6.0.1203

    Shields installed are:
    - File System Shield
    - Mail Shield
    - Web Shield
    - Network Shield
    - Behavior Shield

    both the firewall and webrep are not installed
     
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    I look forward to support for Chrome!
     
  11. JCRUYFF

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    Hi

    I Have WSA Essentials or Complete(aaaa i don`t even know which version i have -.-) , i use chrome as my main browser and i don`t have been see any checkmark green/grey that mean i am not protected?
     
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    The checkmarks are only shown in IE/FF but if you click on a malicious website, it will be blocked in IE/FF/Chrome/Opera/Safari.
     
  13. JCRUYFF

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    a Fast Question in my another computer my brother use Palemoon 7.01 , does WSA Protect it?
     
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    It won't support it by default but you can add protection for it within the Identity Shield protected applications list.
     
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