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About DougCuk

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  1. Have added Instagram to the "Allow List" - but Browser Guard is still triggering a Phishing warning. With the Allow List entry added you can open the Instagram.com front page or a specific user account OK. But as soon as you attempt to open any posts/image you again get hit with a Phishing warning screen - which you can over-ride (by clicking the "I want to continue to this site anyway" link - but you have to do this every time. There appears to be no way to make this choice permanent.
  2. I have now traced the problem to an interaction with another security application that I was trialing - that application is the Free version of "0patch Agent" ( www.0patch.com ). Either program running by itself works fine - but when both are running the problem with Winword.exe surfaces. Both applications are attempting to protect Winword in different ways - and also 0patch lists MBAE as something it is capable of protecting - although I am unclear if it is actively "patching" MBAE in the free version. Disabling the protection for Winword.exe inside 0patch doesn't seem to eliminate the problem - but disabling the shield for Winword.exe in MBAE does resolve the issue. One additional observation is that the problem does not appear to affect Excel 2003 (XLS files) only Word 2003. I will evaluate whether I wish to continue using 0patch as it is obviously capable of causing weird problems running alongside other protection software - and there may well be other hidden problems that might arise. Constructing a layered security software setup is not always easy and strange interactions and instabilities are to be expected from time to time. Just to complete the basic info I am running Office 2003 Pro inside Win7 x64 (fully updated) with Malwarebytes v2.2.1 Pro and Avast Free Antivirus v20.2 I consider this issue "resolved" at this time.
  3. I am experiencing a problem with build 164 that affects MS Word 2003. With MBAE running and with Winword.exe shielded there is a problem with double clicking DOC files to open them in Word. Most often the first DOC file will open in Word - but thereafter attempting to open any other DOC file just hangs - and Word doesn't open - although Task Manager shows Winword.exe is actually running as a process, but no window is visible. These failed attempts to open DOC files just create additional Winword processes - but with no visible windows. After a long delay an error window appears with the wording "There was a problem sending the command to the program." - the window title just shows the full path to the DOC file - and Task Manager shows the error is coming from Explorer.exe. Starting Word directly via its shortcut is not affected (once any non-functional Winword processes have been closed in Task Manager) and DOC files can be selected and opened from within Word even when the shield is active. Disabling the Winword.exe shield in MBAE rectifies the problem.
  4. I had to resort to uninstall and reinstall to regain the Allow List editing icons. Unfortunately this particular case doesn't allow you to use the sliders to reverse the Allow List addition. This is because the entry is the actual download link - which doesn't display a web-page, it just triggers the download. Also for this download you can't complete the download without ticking the box to add to Allow List. Unless you tick the box to add the Allow List entry you get stuck in a loop - with two repeating warnings - the first one for the full download link itself - and if you override that you get the second warning for the domain url (s3.amazonaws.com). The only way out is to tick the box to add to the Allow List. One plus is that if you tick the box on the second warning (domain url) then the entry in the Allow List is a normal length and the editing icons display as normal. You can test this by using the PC & Mac Download button on this page https://www.amazon.co.uk/kindle-dbs/fd/kcp The s3.amazonaws.com domain needs white-listing.
  5. I have just encountered the same issue. I tried to download the Amazon Kindle reader for PC and Browser Guard blocked the download as suspicious - so ticked the box to over-ride and it added the whole download URL string including the filename - http…amazonaws.com/kindleforpc/55076/kindleforpc-installer-1.26.55076.exe As noted the GUI doesn't cope with such a long entry and you can no longer see either of the two delete options (Remove All or the Trashcan icon)
  6. Thanks for the whitelisting. But it would still be helpful to know what specifically was triggering the warning. I hand code the whole site and would like to understand what to avoid in any future projects.
  7. Stargateuk.info website is blocked as a Malware/Scams risk This is my own simple website - all hand coded - with no fancy features. I am at a loss to understand why it is triggering this warning I get the message "Website blocked due to possible suspicious activity" I have to disable the Malware/Scams protection to gain access The Malwarebytes main program (v2 & v3) have no issue with the site Virus Total shows no problems either: https://www.virustotal.com/#/url/fb6769f68b6840b5c1bdb4186d9a6889e794b6d6b870b001d16cbb9a07e0e609/detection Would be helpful to know what specifically is triggering the warning This is a new economy hosting plan from Godaddy With simple hand coded HTML pages There are no scripts, counters, trackers or other apps running
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