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Topic # 128956 29-Aug-2013 16:57
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Having been using Emsisoft Anti-Malware for some time, lately I have noticed connections such as logging into Yahoo Mail (and Yahoo Messenger) - fixed now by allowing the connection - as well as the host info.yahoo.com (not yet allowed), being blocked.
 
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v608/steviet/Computer/yahoo_zpsc18a82b9.jpg

Is this website seriously posing a risk? Has it been compromised, which is why it is being blocked?

When I had trouble logging into Yahoo Messenger via Trillian, and Yahoo Mail on nz.yahoo.com, I had to allow the host that deals with those logins through Emsisoft. I believe it is login.yahoo.com or something similar.

Is anyone else getting these messages? Are they legit in informing me that info.yahoo.com is not safe?

And why would all of a sudden login.yahoo.com (or similar) become blocked by Emsisoft when earlier in the day it wasn't (weeks back, mind you)?

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  Reply # 886648 29-Aug-2013 17:28
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I've never seen anyone worry about their AV software as much as you. No, it's not a threat and no, your computer is not going to blow up because of it.






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  Reply # 886837 30-Aug-2013 07:22
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michaelmurfy: I've never seen anyone worry about their AV software as much as you. No, it's not a threat and no, your computer is not going to blow up because of it.


Thank you for reassuring me of the no threat status. However I must point out half of what you wrote could have been omitted in your response.

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 887931 1-Sep-2013 20:12
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good on you for being conscious about viruses, read my blog post, haven't had viruses for years and recently just got bombed with over 90 malware, and hacking attempts from india and USA




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  Reply # 887986 1-Sep-2013 22:29
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I use Linux on everything I own, don't have to worry about such things. But I run Windows Server 2008 on one of my VM's, I don't run AV software on it, I don't worry about it, it's firewalled and has been running for 5 years without anything strange going on.

It comes down to common sense. Don't do dodgy stuff like buy a pirated version of Photoshop for $20 and allow a Turkish guy to remote in to your PC to install it for you and you're fine.




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