My comodo firewall is blocking your sister page rarlab.com saying it
is malware, I have approached comodo on their forums about it but
don’t want to seem to change things and only advise to add it too
whitelist and that rarlabs.com is the real site, think they may be worried rarlab.com is a fake?
Yet their firewall still allows us onto the rarlab.com/downloads
it is false alarm.
Please update your virus/malware signature and if it doesn’t help, please inform the support of your anti-virus/anti-malware software about this problem.
Rookie question, is this kind of blocks a result of Comodo scanning some files found in the webpage and detecting infections / malware code in them, or is the blocking based on the webpage address alone ?
Got it, thanks.
So I’m wondering, did Comodo add rarlab.com to the malware list by mistake, or did they have reasons to do so ? This would be a useful thing to know before manually adding that URL to the filtering exclusions.
Under the ‘Categories’ tab of the website filtering settings, right click the exclusions category and select ‘Add Website’.
Add www.rarlab.com and select OK, then select OK again to close the advanced settings screen.
Just to add to that, in the website filtering settings, make sure “Allowed Websites” is positioned ABOVE “Blocked Websites” (Seen a few cases where Blocked websites have been above and hence had a higher priority which means the exclusions aren’t working)
Let me explain why, when you enter a website to the exclusions rule, it doesn’t want a keyword, it’s a full URL it expects, so adding “www.rarlab” won’t work because the domain has “.com” after that meaning that it doesn’t match the full URL, similarly “rarlab.com” doesn’t have the “www.” part and “rarlab” has neither, but when you entered “www.rarlab.com” that is an exact match and hence will be allowed. The literally interpretation of the website entries is why we have wildcards like “" and “?” where "” matches any amount of symbols (which is why washij6 suggested “rarlab.”) and where “?” matches any one character.