Feedback Solved McAfee WebAdvisor warnings!

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Active Coder
Apr 19, 2019
I recently browsed CF on another computer which had McAfee WebAdvisor installed. It's not the best as it false flags a lot of sites, so I did submit CodeForum for manual review by their team. Hopefully they will remove the risky assessment. It's flagged because users can share content whenever they want & also edit their posts, so they say there's a risk that some pages may have malicious code or downloads. It also flagged it for containing PUPs - potentially unwanted programs. They flagged the site because some discussions include download links to software. One way around this is to automatically use short URLs whenever someone posts a link to a website.

Anyways, I just wanted to mention it here because it might be worth checking to see what other security programs think of CF & submit the site for manual review on those sites/apps too if CF is flagged as risky. I hope McAfee will remove the security warning soon, but there's not much else you can do other than use short URLs for downloads/links to avoid the PUPs flag. The blog/wiki flag is for users being able to share/edit content freely, but that probably won't matter much once PUPs is removed.

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Master Yoda

Jan 2, 2018
Thanks for bringing this to my attention! I will also contact them, and contact other security systems to ensure that it isn’t popping up with warnings like it did with McAfree!

I’ll look into adding short URLs!

Edit: I have contacted McAFee - I submitted website for a review, this can take up to 3-5 business days to complete.
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