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Kudos0

Safe Web / Search - Blocking oldergeeks.com (Again..?)

Back in March of this year there was a forum thread about Norton issuing a warning on the website oldergeeks.com. After several threads the "owner" of oldergeeks verified the issue was related to "Access PassView from Nirsoft" and they removed it from their website which resolved the problem and the forum thread was closed.

I just tried accessing the site today... and found Norton Safe Search is issuing "Dangerous Webpage Blocked" ... tried multiple browsers... Firefox, Chrome, Internet Explorer and Microsoft Edge. Not sure if this is a new problem or the original issue was never fully resolved. I was unable to find any additional information. I like the site... but like most sites that offer "free" downloads I'm always skeptical. Hopefully the offending app(s) will be identified and removed from their site .

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Kudos0

Re: Safe Web / Search - Blocking oldergeeks.com (Again..?)

https://safeweb.norton.com/report/show?url=oldergeeks.com

PasswordRevealer
https://www.symantec.com/security-center/writeup/2010-011515-2933-99?vid=4294907502

RouterPassView v1.85
https://oldergeeks.com/downloads/file.php?id=807

<VirusTotal here>

 Cloarox: Hopefully the offending app(s) will be identified and removed from their site .

FWIW ~ I sent email to oldergeeks
email: thegeek@oldergeeks.com
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Kudos0

Re: Safe Web / Search - Blocking oldergeeks.com (Again..?)

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Re: Safe Web / Search - Blocking oldergeeks.com (Again..?)

Thanks for the heads up. Nir Sofer's utilities are perfectly clean. The problem is he makes a lot of programs to help computer techs recover customer's lost passwords. Norton, being Norton thinks that every program on the planet is a virus if it circumvents or cracks a password. The last one we removed for Norton was a sad day since it is very popular with techs, so is this program (RouterPassView). We are going to play Norton's game and remove it. I use it myself at my computer store for network jobs. It's kind of silly I can't download it from my own site. And another rant. Norton will tell us our site is clean (we know it is) and then 6 months later they will flag the very same file! Even if it has not changed. Norton is trying desperately to keep themselves relevant at the expensive of hard working web site owners.

And another thing. Major Geeks flagged? No. Nirsoft.com flagged (Where we obtained it)? No. It is at their whim when they block sites.

-Randy McElveen 

Home Computer Repair LLC and OlderGeeks.com

Kudos0

Re: Safe Web / Search - Blocking oldergeeks.com (Again..?)

RouterPassView v1.85
Copyright (c) 2010 - 2019 Nir Sofer
Most modern routers allow you to backup the configuration of the router
into a file, and then restore the configuration from the file when it's
needed.
The backup file of the router usually contains important data like your
ISP user name/password, the login password of the router, and wireless
network keys.
If you lost one of these password/keys, but you still have a backup file
of your router configuration, RouterPassView might help you to recover
your lost password from your router file.

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Kudos0

Re: Safe Web / Search - Blocking oldergeeks.com (Again..?)

The file has been removed. The 47 people who still slow their machines down with the Norton Beast will soon get a green flag on our site. -Randy

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Re: Safe Web / Search - Blocking oldergeeks.com (Again..?)

and Safe Web full page block for entire oldergeeks domain ....just to call attention to one oldergeeks page is _________, as we know. 

https://safeweb.norton.com/report/show?url=https://oldergeeks.com

and now > 

Kudos0

Re: Safe Web / Search - Blocking oldergeeks.com (Again..?)

One of our most popular downloads is the Norton Removal Tool. Hmmm. Hope that doesn't get blocked. ;)

Kudos0

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Kudos0

Re: Safe Web / Search - Blocking oldergeeks.com (Again..?)

Yes. This isn't our first dance with Norton. Already removed file and the Norton Gods are going to take their sweet time reevaluating us.

Kudos0

Re: Safe Web / Search - Blocking oldergeeks.com (Again..?)

Hello Randy

I will submit this to the Safe Web Team. Please check back here later Monday night after midnight EDT.

Have a Good Night and

Thanks.

Success always occurs in private and failure in full view. Windows 10 Pro 64 bit Norton Core Security Plus 22.18.0.213 Core Firmware 282 I E 11 Chrome latest version.
Kudos0

Re: Safe Web / Search - Blocking oldergeeks.com (Again..?)

Hello

Your site 'oldergeeks.com' had been submitted for analysis and is currently rated green in safeweb.norton.com.

https://safeweb.norton.com/report/show?url=oldergeeks.com

Cops

Kudos0

Re: Safe Web / Search - Blocking oldergeeks.com (Again..?)

bjm_:

https://submit.symantec.com/false_positive/

In relation to submission 160780.
Upon further analysis and investigation we have determined that the file(s) in question meet the necessary criteria to be detected by our products and as such, the detection cannot be revoked. 
Decisions made by Symantec are subject to change if alterations to the Software are made over time or as classification criteria and/or the policy employed by Symantec changes over time to address the evolving landscape.
Sincerely,
Symantec Security Response

Kudos0

Re: Safe Web / Search - Blocking oldergeeks.com (Again..?)

Thanks for the try. Here is a fun one to submit.

https://www.majorgeeks.com/files/details/routerpassview.html

Kudos0

Re: Safe Web / Search - Blocking oldergeeks.com (Again..?)

Randy OlderGeeks.com:

Thanks for the try. Here is a fun one to submit.
https://www.majorgeeks.com/files/details/routerpassview.html

RouterPassView 1.85 from majorgeeks.com (today)
File: routerpassview.zip
File size: 118 KB (120,409 bytes)
MD5 checksum: 94B13234DEF2E2E7C3832E33F2504718
SHA1 checksum: D58580D515E947B5927A2CF07F7B1FC39EE74798
SHA256 checksum: 18C38D904498E53033AA99E0ADD07220AA0153F979EF0616611CE238927363A6
(hash report by MD5 Checksum Tool)

RouterPassView 1.85 from oldergeeks.com (yesterday)
File: routerpassview.zip
File size: 118 KB (120,409 bytes)
MD5 checksum: 94B13234DEF2E2E7C3832E33F2504718
SHA1 checksum: D58580D515E947B5927A2CF07F7B1FC39EE74798
SHA256 checksum: 18C38D904498E53033AA99E0ADD07220AA0153F979EF0616611CE238927363A6
(hash report by MD5 Checksum Tool)
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My submission 160780 was for RouterPassView.exe from eldergeeks.com (yesterday)
File Thumbprint - SHA:
09d8081188b61a7ea263fd9d6edd0c28b6a775c47f7b269740d4c4d5d8f7ab8c
File Thumbprint - MD5:
834e3ec4e311c50a4907b391b91a8ac1
(hash report by Norton)

RouterPassView.exe from majorgeeks.com (today)
File Thumbprint - SHA:
09d8081188b61a7ea263fd9d6edd0c28b6a775c47f7b269740d4c4d5d8f7ab8c
File Thumbprint - MD5:
834e3ec4e311c50a4907b391b91a8ac1
(hash report by Norton)

RouterPassView.exe from majorgeeks.com (today)
File: RouterPassView.exe
File size: 78.5 KB (80,384 bytes)
MD5 checksum: 834E3EC4E311C50A4907B391B91A8AC1
SHA1 checksum: CB36AD0091F23C2DA364A6E0C699A1556937953B
SHA256 checksum: 09D8081188B61A7EA263FD9D6EDD0C28B6A775C47F7B269740D4C4D5D8F7AB8C
(hash report by MD5 Checksum Tool)

Edit: I did not submit RouterPassView.exe from majorgeeks.com

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Re: Safe Web / Search - Blocking oldergeeks.com (Again..?)

Glad the issue has been fixed. Thanks to everyone involved for addressing the issue.

Although I completely understand the frustration and the arguments being vented by Randy(oldergeeks) I can't help but smile when reading his replies and on how appropriate the website name of oldergeeks applies. I love it! In my minds eye... when reading his replies... thinking of some crotchety grouchy, crusty, ornery, cantankerous old man banging away at his keyboard, firing back at what he considers to be an unnecessary waste of his time.

Unfortunately... myself, being an much older geek than Randy (based on his about oldergeeks photo), I'm afraid I rely heavily on tools such as Norton, Spybot, Malwarebytes, SuperAntiSpyware etc. etc. to limit my downtime and keep my computer and files safe. I'd like to point out Oldergeeks is one of my primary GoTo websites for file downloads and I'll be the first to admit I found myself grumbling when Norton started blocking it again. Argh! That said... regardless of where I wander during my surfing escapades whenever I receive a warning from any of my safeguard utilities... I heed the warning... even when all indications are its a false positive. Keep up the good work Randy! 

Kudos0

Re: Safe Web / Search - Blocking oldergeeks.com (Again..?)

Thanks for the kind words. We should have a feats of strength competition.

Kudos0

Re: Safe Web / Search - Blocking oldergeeks.com (Again..?)

Cloarox:

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oldergeeks_about_us_ photo.pdf

 https://www.oldergeeks.com/about.html

How to post an image in the forums.

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