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False positive - sog.ourarchives.info

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The above search site for the Society of Genealogists is being blocked -

Website blocked due to a suspicious top level domain (TLD)

Website blocked: sog.ourarchives.info

Malwarebytes Browser Guard blocked this website because it may contain scam activity.

Can you please confirm that this is a false positive.


Many thanks

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8 minutes ago, RussellR said:

Website blocked due to a suspicious top level domain (TLD)

While we wait for staff. A note on Website blocked due to a suspicious top level domain (TLD)

Non-standard TLD's (biz/cc/info/xyz/online and so on) are commonly used for malicious purposes.  Malwarebytes err on the side of caution to assure that we are protecting our users. If our users encounter a block, they report it (as you did), it gets tested, and if it is determined to be safe, it gets whitelisted.

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Many thanks to you both.  I am always wary of the non-standard TLD's and the risks that may be run in accessing them - though for understandable reasons (more specific categorising of data - info for information; biz for business etc) they seem to be on the rise, as against country styles, which don't really mean anything.  You cannot assume that the location of the organisation or even host server is anywhere near the suggested suffix to the web address.

On a point of interest only - why was my posting moved out into the Chrome subforum this time?

Firefox I might have understood 😀

For future reference, should I have posted under Firefox?

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I don't know where you initially posted this and you didn't mention what browser you experienced the issue with, but it should have been in the appropriate browser forum within Malwarebytes Browser Guard. Although many of these blocks apply to both browsers, some are unique which require some additional research. So if you were using Firefox at the time, then yes you should have posted it there. Since most reports involve Chrome, I suspect whoever moved it put it here.

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I likely moved the posting, and I agree with the statement of @alvarnell.  Chrome gets most of the attention, though I cannot tell a screenshot of a Firefox screen from a Chrome screen.  Most reports are moved from the Website Blocking forum. It is handled by an entirely different crew, so having the post in the right place means less work for staff in trying to take care of users' needs.  If you use Firefox, post under Firefox.....I routinely check both.

I will also move a "me too" post to its own post.  Someone who jumps onto another's thread only confuses the issue for everyone.  If I tell person #1 to do something, person #2 may do it as well.  It might fix the problem for #1 and cause a worse one for #2. Then there is the constant "I don't understand what you mean" because the communication was not to the person who should not have posted there in the first place.  Enough said there...

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