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Proxify site blocked

Post by joe59 » Tue Jul 15, 2014 6:36 am

I clicked on proxify.com and my antivirus (webroot security) blocked it, warning me that it's potentially unsafe. Anyone have any thoughts on that? Thanks.

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Re: Proxify site blocked

Post by Voodoo » Sun Jul 20, 2014 4:13 am

Joe,
what "antivirus" you have there? :?

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Re: Proxify site blocked

Post by joe59 » Sun Jul 20, 2014 5:47 pm

Hi voodoo,
I've got "Webroot Secure Anywhere". It's not just Proxify that it's red-flagged _ a lot of other proxy sites as well, and also the tor browser.

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Re: Proxify site blocked

Post by Chrispcritters » Sun Jul 20, 2014 8:32 pm

I could see why malware software would alert on using proxies. If you were not intentionally using them it would be a cause for concern.
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Re: Proxify site blocked

Post by Voodoo » Mon Jul 21, 2014 2:14 am

Hi Joe,
as Chrispcritters said, if you intentionally want to run thru a proxy you can ignore the message triggered by your Webroot. The reason why Antivirus/malware usually "mistrusts" any other proxy server is that it itself runs hiddenly a proxy (localhost) and redirects secretly your browser to its proxy so that it "could" effectively do its job as an "antivirus and anti-whatever" guardian :mrgreen: In other words:It wants to keep the monopole for itself and won't tolerate any rival :lol:

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Re: Proxify site blocked

Post by joe59 » Mon Jul 21, 2014 1:17 pm

Voodoo and Chrispcritters,
Thanks for your input.

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