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Old 10-26-2012, 06:36 PM   #1
DavidMcCann
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Is there a problem with the download service?


I've just clicked on "Download Linux" in the menu (by accident) and Opera has given me a warning:

Visiting this page may be harmful. It has been reported for distributing malicious software. Opera Software strongly discourages visiting this page.
 
Old 10-26-2012, 10:14 PM   #2
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I turned on malware protection in my Opera and duplicated your experience.

This is why I keep the malware warning disabled--I know my browsing habits and know it produces too many false positives.
 
Old 10-27-2012, 11:02 AM   #3
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Looking into this, it seems to be the Yandex malware list that has LQ ISO listed. After registering for their webmaster service, the reason is:

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Yandex Page validation analyzes behavior JavaScript-code and other active elements. If the behavior coincides with heuristic rules specific to drive-by-download attacks, the decision is that the page contains malicious code.
No other malware site has LQ ISO listed and I've verified that it's not actually serving malware. It would seem the Yandex "heuristic rules" have some flawed logic, but unfortunately I don't see a way to have a site manually reviewed.

--jeremy
 
  


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