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Wilmingtonwx.com being flagged by Malwarebytes as "riskware"
« on: September 17, 2018, 10:36:30 AM »
I am getting warnings from Malwarebytes about wilmingtonwx.com as "riskware" and being blocked. I can see a reddish highlight in my GRLevel3 Placefile Manager for the items that were connected to wilmingtonwx.com. (blizzards and snow)

I also get the warning/block from attempting to go to the web page directly.

Anyone know what this is about and why it is being flagged? I don't want to allow it through and pick up something bad that I was warned about.

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Re: Wilmingtonwx.com being flagged by Malwarebytes as "riskware"
« Reply #1 on: September 17, 2018, 11:12:28 AM »
Same here, started today. I'm allowing it to block the outgoing traffic.
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Re: Wilmingtonwx.com being flagged by Malwarebytes as "riskware"
« Reply #2 on: September 17, 2018, 11:32:39 AM »
Looks like that website got hacked and bad stuff ended up on it. It seems to be down now with no content.

The person that runs it probably didn't maintain it with the proper software security updates, and a known security hole that went unpatched was probably exploited.
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Re: Wilmingtonwx.com being flagged by Malwarebytes as "riskware"
« Reply #3 on: September 17, 2018, 11:37:00 AM »
Good reason to have malwarebytes my other virus software Kaspersky doesn't see the hacked site.
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Re: Wilmingtonwx.com being flagged by Malwarebytes as "riskware"
« Reply #4 on: September 17, 2018, 12:05:34 PM »
The Chrome browser now catches a lot of bad stuff on its own.

If you own an Asus router (very popular) a lot of people don't turn on some extra protections for browsing and downloading. Asus has partnered up with Trend Micro and the router offers pretty good extra level of protection if you turn on AiProtection. There are three categories to turn on. This is very easy and it is too bad it doesn't come turned on by default. It will even email you alerts if you configure the Alert Preference.

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Re: Wilmingtonwx.com being flagged by Malwarebytes as "riskware"
« Reply #5 on: September 17, 2018, 12:56:38 PM »
If you own an Asus router (very popular) a lot of people don't turn on some extra protections for browsing and downloading. Asus has partnered up with Trend Micro and the router offers pretty good extra level of protection if you turn on AiProtection. There are three categories to turn on. This is very easy and it is too bad it doesn't come turned on by default. It will even email you alerts if you configure the Alert Preference.

That must have gone in recently - need to upgrade my firmware (I can see the version you have in the image). Been hard to keep track of things since ASUS took down their forum.

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Re: Wilmingtonwx.com being flagged by Malwarebytes as "riskware"
« Reply #6 on: September 17, 2018, 01:09:48 PM »
Apparently not supported on the 66U - still not there after upgrading firmware.

 

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