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Web Control allows links in Edge but blocks in Chrome.

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We are using Windows 10 1903 build, and are currently using ENS 10.6

When using Edge a technical resource site allows users to see the graphs via web-links.

When using Chrome (ESR v. 77.0.3865.120 64-Bit) it blocks it and says that the Security rating is Green.

Categorizes it as Anonymizing Utilities. 

This is the Dept of Biological and Agricultural Engineering website for NC State University. 

Links work in Edge, but not in Chrome. Any reasons as to why?

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Re: Web Control allows links in Edge but blocks in Chrome.

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Hi @ChristopherTB 

Also, to answer this very important question:


@ChristopherTB wrote:

Having it allowed is nice, but I would only like to do that if I fully understand what I am allowing into our enterprise network. Though, being able to tell them no with a good explanation as to why helps get division heads and CIO's less upset with as to why it will stay blocked. Or why one blocks and the other allows.


here is an excerpt from TrustedSource Web Database document:

Web pages that result in anonymous web browsing without the explicit intent to provide such a service.

This category includes URL translators, web-page caching, and other utilities that might function as
anonymizers, but without the express purpose of bypassing filtering software.

This category does not include text translation, because it is different from URL translation. Text translation requires a user to type a word, phrase, or block of text into an input field for translation, not a URL. Text translation is in the Text Translators category.

In fact, you can see in that documentation that archive.org is an example site of this categorization!

I sincerely hope this helps.

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Re: Web Control allows links in Edge but blocks in Chrome.

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Hello,

Thanks for your response.

Enable ENS Web Control in Chrome:
In Chrome, the menu icon is highlighted and a pop-up window opens with a message stating a new extension has been installed and is ready for use. ENS Web Control does not function in Chrome until the extension is enabled.

If an end user deletes the ENS Web Control extension in Chrome, you cannot restore the extension through ePO. An uninstall and reinstall of ENS Web Control does not add the ENS Web Control extension back in Chrome. To make the ENS Web Control extension available in Chrome again, you must either delete the Chrome user profile that deleted the ENS Web Control extension or reinstall Chrome on the system.

https://kc.mcafee.com/corporate/index?page=content&id=KB87568 

The URL reputation is green, Web Control allows navigation to the URL and displays the page.Otherwise, Web Control navigates to either the block or warn page, based on settings.

https://kc.mcafee.com/resources/sites/MCAFEE/content/live/PRODUCT_DOCUMENTATION/27000/PD27586/en_US/... 

 

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Re: Web Control allows links in Edge but blocks in Chrome.

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Thank you for the reply

Web Control is enabled on all browsers for our enterprise environment and isn't disabled on any of the browsers.

So the question is, why would Browser A (Microsoft Edge) allow a web site while Browser B (Chrome) doesn't allow it and blocks it?

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Hello,

Thanks for your response.

I was checking the KB82761

Browser
ENS 10.x
Including Web Control
Comments
Google Chrome Yes  
Microsoft Edge Yes ENS Web Control 10.6.1 adds support for Edge in Windows 10 version 1809 (October 2018 Update) and later.
Mozilla Firefox Yes
  • Firefox 56 or later: ENS Web Control 10.5.4 adds support for Firefox 56. For more information, see KB89947.
  • Firefox 51: ENS Web Control 10.5.1 adds support for Firefox 51.
Microsoft Internet Explorer 11 Yes
 

NOTES:
  • Because of the high frequency with which Chrome and Firefox browsers are released, new browser versions might break ENS Web Control support for Chrome or Firefox. The next ENS update release will target adding back support for the browser.
  • ENS Web Control is not 64-bit and does not support native 64-bit browsers, but it does support 64-bit browsers in 32-bit mode.
  • Enhanced Protected Mode in Internet Explorer is not supported.

https://kc.mcafee.com/corporate/index?page=content&id=KB82761 

 

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Thank you for posting your query here

I see that you are using the latest version of chrome 77.0.3865.120 version. Could you let me know what is the version of ENS web control you are using. 

Please make sure you are running the latest version of ENS 

As per the https://kc.mcafee.com/corporate/index?page=content&id=KB82761

Under Supported Internet browsers Notes it states

Because of the high frequency with which Chrome and Firefox browsers are released, new browser versions might break ENS Web Control support for Chrome or Firefox. The next ENS update release will target adding back support for the browser.

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Re: Web Control allows links in Edge but blocks in Chrome.

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10.6.0.1 on the Web Browsers that do not work.

10.7.0.1 on the Web Browsers that do work.

The client task was compiled in ePO using ENS 10.6.1

Tested in previous versions of chrome through SCCM and it still doesn't allow the web links. Also removed the entire suite from the machine just in case for McAfee artifacts that didn't uninstall properly using the McAfee Product Removal tool provided with our Grant #

Is the one that is being applied to Chrome, 10.6.0.1 the latest that there is to offer? Or is there a more current version that we will need to go through the steps to go into production?

Software Catalog in ePO doesn't show any needed updates to be placed into Eval / Current etc..

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Here is the latest version of ENS 10.6.1 October update release, could you try installing the October update and check if that resolves the issue. Also, is it possible for you to share the URL, so that we can test it on our test box

Product Version
Module Build Number
Release Notes
Known Issues
Release Date
ENS 10.6.1 October Update Adaptive Threat Protection client   10.6.1.1473 Release Notes KB82450 (Firewall, Threat Prevention, and Web Control)
KB88788 (ATP)
October 8, 2019
Common client 10.6.1.1724
Firewall client  10.6.1.1394
Threat Prevention client  10.6.1.1777
Web Control client 10.6.1.1503
Adaptive Threat Protection extension 10.6.1.1212
Common extension 10.6.1.1243
Firewall extension 10.6.1.1224
Threat Prevention extension 10.6.1.1295
Web Control extension 10.6.1.1212
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Re: Web Control allows links in Edge but blocks in Chrome.

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I'll double check to see if the October update is in production.

https://www.bae.ncsu.edu/extension/srp/technical-resources/ is the website, and extracting a comment from the user 

"The links labeled Regional Curves/Graphs and Tables and Equations under the Piedmont - Rural, Piedmont - Urban, and Mountain - Rural headings. I just tried them and got the same McAfee site blocked warning"

Re: Web Control allows links in Edge but blocks in Chrome.

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Currently, after deploying the October update to the pilot and asking certain pilot users to test, Chrome doesn't allow the weblinks. This is for ESR versions, the most current one and then one version behind which is where we usually try to stay.

This means that McAfee just hasn't fixed the links in an update and could be allowed later?

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Hi @ChristopherTB 

I have just joined this post and I could see that we are moving in the direction of seeing this as an issue with Chrome. However, I would like to confirm if that is the actual case. I am sure you prefer the website to be allowed, however, Anonymizing utilities may not be a category that would get allowed usually (contains proxies and translator - Lang and URL sites).

So I would like you to confirm if the "issue" is present across all versions of Chrome and Edge as well. Can you also check the same for Internet Explorer, given it is always present in the machine usually.

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