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Kudos0

Sale of Counterfeit Goods

Can anyone explains what a virus with the name "Sale of Counterfeit Goods" is?

The following is an extract from s Safe Web Report concerning access to the Government of St. Vincent and the grenadines websites.  All of them!

Threat Report

Viruses

Threats found: 2  

Here is a complete list: (for more information about a specific threat, click on the Threat Name below)

Threat Name:

Sale of Counterfeit Goods

Location:

http:// botanicalgardens . gov . vc/fha-item_35uo3 . html

Threat Name:

Sale of Counterfeit Goods

Location:

http:// botanicalgardens . gov . vc/vwb-item_36wg0 . html

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Kudos0

Re: Sale of Counterfeit Goods

@dforrest:

1. the said page has been removed.

2. Keep an eye on this thread, as some Norton guru would help fix your trouble soon. Meantime, plz keep your Norton product up-to-date by running LiveUpdate. And, disable the Fast startup setting if you're using a Windows 10/8.1/8 computer.

More, Sophos too flagged that gov site as a malicious one.

For more info, you may Chat with Norton Support.

Please post back if this or any other comment solves your problem. THX...

PS:

  • Contact the gardens
  • ...
  • Email: botanicgardens#hotmail.com

@HOTMAIL.com?! Hacked?

PUP Hunter PRO: Just TRYING to save the world (U) from cyber threats, A single blog post, at a time, and ONCE & FOR ALL. (A fan of Nadia_Kovacs)
Kudos0

Re: Sale of Counterfeit Goods

This indicates that the Web site may be selling or distributing one or more products that are counterfeit or imitations of genuine products.

 https://safeweb.norton.com/help/ecommerce_safety

It's not a virus.  It is a warning about purchasing products from the site.

Kudos1 Stats

Re: Sale of Counterfeit Goods

Odd that the entire government is blocked, how come China isn't?

Dave 

Kudos0

Re: Sale of Counterfeit Goods

Hello

According to the Safe Web report for the website in question, there are a total of 4 items listed. SOJ has mentioned 2 of the items as Ecommerce issues. He is correct for that part of the report. That leaves 2 more items which are listed as viruses.

I am going to request that the Safe Web Team to re-evaluate this site and see what they say and if they will say that the site is clean or not and see if there is more to the possible danger of Ecommerce.

Please stay tuned to this thread to find out the status of this website. Dave, I don't think they would have blocked the whole site as a dangerous one for Ecommerce reasons alone. If there are viruses on the site, then there would be a reason to block the site. Please stay tuned to this thread for a report from the Safe Web Team on Tuesday night after midnight EST.

Thanks.

Success always occurs in private and failure in full view. Windows 7 Pro 64 bit Norton Core Security Plus 22.17.3.50 Core Firmware 282 I E 11 Chrome latest version.
Kudos0

Re: Sale of Counterfeit Goods

What are the other two threats?  The 'complete list" shows only the two ecommerce threats.  They are listed under viruses.  There are no additional viruses listed.

Kudos0

Re: Sale of Counterfeit Goods

Hello

We will have to wait for the Safe Web Team to respond to this thread. The complete list does not always show all the malware on the sites. I have seen plenty of Safe Web reports that say there are 50 pieces of malware in a site.. No way are they going to list all 50 malicious threats. I know this only consists of 4 items. If it was only a Ecommerce warning about selling counterfeit goods, that would not result in a full page, red warning of malicious threats. Ecommerce alone would have an orange cautionary warning.

I'm not saying that the Safe Web Team can't make a mistake. Since the report doesn't mention the viruses, I cannot name them. I can only interpret the Safe Web reports. Over the years, I do know what I am doing when it comes to this topic. If it's only an Ecommerce warning, then they made a mistake.

It is possible that a mistake has been made by them. They used to work starting around midnight EST and now I sometimes see them during the day time. Perhaps they have some new members who could have made a mistake.

We will have to wait either for a report in this thread or else a report to me about what happens. I do sometimes get reports from them

Thanks.

Success always occurs in private and failure in full view. Windows 7 Pro 64 bit Norton Core Security Plus 22.17.3.50 Core Firmware 282 I E 11 Chrome latest version.
Kudos0

Re: Sale of Counterfeit Goods

floplot:

If it was only a Ecommerce warning about selling counterfeit goods, that would not result in a full page, red warning of malicious threats.

Normally, malware would have a page block stating "Malicious Site Blocked."  Phishing sites say "Fraudulent Site Blocked."  In this case it says "Dangerous Site Blocked," a warning I have not seen before, nor found in any documentation.  

Kudos0

Re: Sale of Counterfeit Goods

How about this ? and another type. No wonder confusion occurs.

Do they change with different versions or are they still relevant ?

Windows 10 Home X 64
Kudos1 Stats

Re: Sale of Counterfeit Goods

Hi dforrest,

The domain 'gov.vc' is currently rated as green in safeweb.norton.com

https://safeweb.norton.com/report/show?url=botanicalgardens.gov.vc

We are currently partitioning 'gov.vc', so that each subdomain will have a separate rating and the main domain will have a separate rating.


Cops

Kudos3 Stats

Re: Sale of Counterfeit Goods

I have participated in many previous discussions where concerns have been raised about how Norton's website ratings and warnings do not clearly identify if the threat is phishing, malware, or in this case, illicit goods.  In the past, users have complained about sites getting green "OK" ratings based on anti-phishing information, misleading them into believing that the green icon meant the site had been tested safe for malware when it had not.  I really think Norton needs to devise a better rating system that identifies through separate types of icons and more informative page block warnings, not only the status of a site, but also clearly indicates what the rating is predicated on, be it malware, phishing activity, or some other issue. 

Kudos0

Re: Sale of Counterfeit Goods

SendOfJive:

I have participated in many previous discussions where concerns have been raised about how Norton's website ratings and warnings do not clearly identify if the threat is phishing, malware, or in this case, illicit goods.  In the past, users have complained about sites getting green "OK" ratings based on anti-phishing information, misleading them into believing that the green icon meant the site had been tested safe for malware when it had not.  I really think Norton needs to devise a better rating system that identifies through separate types of icons and more informative page block warnings, not only the status of a site, but also clearly indicates what the rating is predicated on, be it malware, phishing activity, or some other issue. 

Absolutely, SOJ. Over to you Symantec !

Windows 10 Home X 64

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