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Malicious Domain Request

Norton Security sends me a pop-up that reads: "Malicious Site: Malicious Domain Request"; and then indicates that Norton has blocked the attack. I searched the community for clear information, but could not find answers to some basic questions. There's too much jargon being used.

1. What is this Malicious Site and how did it get involved with my computer?

2. Is there some action I can take to get rid of the problem?

3. Should I simply let Norton continue to send me reassuring messages saying it is protecting me or am I being too trusting?

Any insight, in simple English, would be greatly appreciated.



Re: Malicious Domain Request

  1. You could check the Norton History to see what site is trying to connect with your computer. From the main Norton screen, click on the Security pillar then on History and browse through the recent history to find the entry for your detection. You may also find it under Resolved Security Risks in the drop down menu at the top of the History screen.
  2. Any action is dependent on exactly what is noted about the malicious site. As long as Norton has blocked the site, then there is nothing more you need to do. You cannot stop someone from trying to access your computer.
  3. As noted in 2, Norton has done its job. 
Things happen. Export/Backup your Norton Password Manager data.

Re: Malicious Domain Request


You could run a full scan with the free version of Malwarebytes. 

Download the free version, install and update then run a FULL scan.

You can find Malwarebytes here
Malwarebyttes 3 has been made to run along side Norton and other 3rd party security programs.


All you have to do is disable the trial in Settings>Account. That will disable the live time settings also. There is also another Setting to stop the program from starting with Windows. So only 2 settings to change to make the program be a on - demand scanner as previously in version 2.

Have  a Good Night and


Success always occurs in private and failure in full view. Windows 7 Pro 64 bit Norton Core Security Plus Core Firmware 282 I E 11 Chrome latest version.

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