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"Suspicious Website Blocked", but shows as OK when full report viewed

Norton SafeWeb needs to get its act together!  I am receiving numerous "Suspicious Website Blocked" messages for websites I visit often, including the weather.gov site that I use as my home page.  When I click on the box that says, "View Full Report", I find that the site is rated "OK"; this is also happening with many sites that don't have the "OK" rating shown, but that do show that there have been no problems encountered with the site.  Why is this happening so frequently?  It is very, very aggravating to get the blocked notice, only to find the site is OK upon further examination.  The first few times this happened, I suspected that Norton was blocking certain political sites (as some other tech companies have done recently), but when I got the blocked message for weather.gov and for RealClearScience, I realized that it wasn't just political sites that were being blocked.  While I appreciate that Norton is trying to keep us from visiting malicious websites, when we find sites that are OK being blocked, it lessens our faith in the Norton's accuracy (and likely encourages many to simply ignore the warnings without making the effort to view the additional info available, which could be risky).  Please make a greater effort to remove these "false positives," and to rate new sites in a more timely manner!

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Kudos0

Re: "Suspicious Website Blocked", but shows as OK when full report viewed

Lucy Gray - SPAM - Admin notified

"From DOS to Windows10 what a journey it has been" / MS Certified Professional / Windows 10 Home / Professional x 64 version 1903 / build 18362.239 / N360 Deluxe 22.17.3.50 / Norton Core v.282 on Android 2.00
Kudos0

Re: "Suspicious Website Blocked", but shows as OK when full report viewed

TheMADGeek

Are you using Norton ConnectSafe DNS settings? Can you post a screenshot of the block message?  

Instructions to post screenshots can be found here
https://community.norton.com/forums/how-post-image-forums-0

Things happen. Export/Backup your Norton Password Manager data.
Kudos0

Re: "Suspicious Website Blocked", but shows as OK when full report viewed

Hello Mad Geek,

Believe it or not, i've been discussing this phenomena here: https://community.norton.com/en/forums/norton-preventing-siliconera-page-loading

Soul,

Who is Lucy Gray?  I guess this person also posted on my thread while i was away?

Regards,

H.B. 

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Re: "Suspicious Website Blocked", but shows as OK when full report viewed

HB, Lucy Gray was a spammer. The post you see was me warning others who may see the thread of such. At the time, the notify a moderator area wasn't removing the posts until an admin review.

Cheers

"From DOS to Windows10 what a journey it has been" / MS Certified Professional / Windows 10 Home / Professional x 64 version 1903 / build 18362.239 / N360 Deluxe 22.17.3.50 / Norton Core v.282 on Android 2.00

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