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  • Norton Safe Web, part of Norton Internet Security, Norton 360, and Norton Security Suite, warns against visiting any homeserver.com address because of one specific WHS site that has been reported as a phishing site -- check it out at https://safeweb.norton.com  I pointed my browser at the reported fraudulent site (which is shown as the single known threat) and found that it also triggers a red Microsoft Smartscreen unsafe website, so the report is probably valid.  However, the Symantec effect is to paint all Windows Home Servers, V1 & 2011, that use homeserver.com as bad places.  When I signed onto the Norton Safe Web Site Dispute, this was the statement provided: "Please note that ______.homeserver.com is part of homeserver.com.  Because of this, the rating that you see next to your site name may be the inherited rating from homeserver.com.  Your site _____.homeserver.com will be eligible for independent rating at a later time."  Microsoft needs to fix this with Symantec.  How many existing and potential WHS users are affected?
    Saturday, February 4, 2012 10:15 PM

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  • Incidentally (or maybe critically), if Norton Safe Web is active in Internet Explorer, you will get a yellow website blocked screen with an option to continue to your own remote WHS page, or -- more insidiously -- a blank page tab with "about" in the address.  It took me some hours of troubleshooting to find out nothing was really wrong with my WHS remote access web page.
    Saturday, February 4, 2012 11:40 PM
  • Norton Safe Web, part of Norton Internet Security, Norton 360, and Norton Security Suite, warns against visiting any homeserver.com address because of one specific WHS site that has been reported as a phishing site -- check it out at https://safeweb.norton.com  I pointed my browser at the reported fraudulent site (which is shown as the single known threat) and found that it also triggers a red Microsoft Smartscreen unsafe website, so the report is probably valid.  However, the Symantec effect is to paint all Windows Home Servers, V1 & 2011, that use homeserver.com as bad places.  When I signed onto the Norton Safe Web Site Dispute, this was the statement provided: "Please note that ______.homeserver.com is part of homeserver.com.  Because of this, the rating that you see next to your site name may be the inherited rating from homeserver.com.  Your site _____.homeserver.com will be eligible for independent rating at a later time."  Microsoft needs to fix this with Symantec.  How many existing and potential WHS users are affected?

    I too have this problem and I wondered what the hell was going on as I could not acces my home server or my friends. I eventually found that by turning off Safe Web, I could access them. So I hope this is going to be sorted soon as my renewal for Norton Internet Security 2012 runs out in 30 days but if not I will not be renewing, so it will be their loss.

    Colin

    Sunday, February 5, 2012 10:31 AM
  • Go here and enter your rating and comments.

    http://safeweb.norton.com/report/show?url=homeserver.com


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    BullDawg
    In God We Trust
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    I too have this problem and I wondered what the hell was going on as I could not acces my home server or my friends. I eventually found that by turning off Safe Web, I could access them. So I hope this is going to be sorted soon as my renewal for Norton Internet Security 2012 runs out in 30 days but if not I will not be renewing, so it will be their loss.

    Colin


    BullDawg
    Sunday, February 5, 2012 12:32 PM
  • Well, it's fixed.  Norton now rates homeserver.com as SAFE.


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    BullDawg
    In God We Trust
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    <BullDawg> wrote in message news:e7891ec4-39f2-4a0b-a1fd-85347cc75412@communitybridge.codeplex.com...

    Go here and enter your rating and comments.

    http://safeweb.norton.com/report/show?url=homeserver.com


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    BullDawg
    In God We Trust
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    I too have this problem and I wondered what the hell was going on as I could not acces my home server or my friends. I eventually found that by turning off Safe Web, I could access them. So I hope this is going to be sorted soon as my renewal for Norton Internet Security 2012 runs out in 30 days but if not I will not be renewing, so it will be their loss.

    Colin

    -- BullDawg


    BullDawg
    Wednesday, March 7, 2012 5:18 PM
  • Strange, I never had a problem with Norton 360!

    Phil P.S. If you find my comment helpful or if it answers your question, please mark it as such.

    Wednesday, March 7, 2012 7:12 PM
  • Neither do I; I don't use it, so no problems! :)


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    BullDawg
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    <Phil Harrison> wrote in message news:b5484be2-996d-40df-b269-ac3a865fe4cb@communitybridge.codeplex.com...

    Strange, I never had a problem with Norton 360!


    Phil P.S. If you find my comment helpful or if it answers your question, please mark it as such.


    BullDawg
    Thursday, March 8, 2012 2:01 AM