I have the free add-on and toolbar and it keeps sending this pop up message: potentially annoying download detected. You are downloading wea_ 26.cab from http://wea.igeared.com/weather/weather/tb_icons/ I got this dozens of times every internet session. To my knowledge I've never even been on that site. I ran a virus scan, malwarebytes, super anti spyware and they've all shown up as clean. I thought it might be to do with this site which is on my AVG toolbar http://www.weather.com/weather/hourbyhour/UKXX2047?par=AVG&site=toolbar&cm_ven=a pplication&cm_cat=AVGToolbar&cm_pla=WxFcst&cm_ite=HBH so I've disabled it. Assuming it is that causing it, is there any harm in allowing the download?
Is that one OK to allow? I do have AVG.
Do you have McAfee security programs installed on your PC or McAfee site Advisor . Kindly provide us with a screen shot of the pop up so that would add us some clarity on the issue
The mcafee products I have as far as I'm aware are site advisor and security scan plus. This is the avg pop-up http://i51.tinypic.com/b7mko3.png
Is it OK to allow? I don't want to be missing some vital anti-virus update. To be fair, the weather pop-ups have stopped, so maybe it was the toolbar thing.
Do you have a lot of problems with false positives? I get a lot of warnings from seemingly benign things like itunes updates etc. Someone said this is because it's because your warnings are computer rather than human generated? I also wanted to download this but got a warning, is it OK? http://www.cputhermometer.com/
Message was edited by: kee on 05/10/11 09:25:06 CDT
You've got AVG installed, right? And you're running SiteAdvisor as a stand-alone website checker? Ignore Security Scan Plus, that's not relevant to any of this, it's not a full AV program.
SiteAdvisor will detect *possibly* unwanted downloads and warn you about them. If you want them, go ahead and download them. SiteAdvisor's role is to warn you if something you don't want is coming your way.
Don't worry about the warning messages. Worry if you get a full-scale red blocking page, that's usually something to avoid.
And, yes, false positives do happen. Not often, but they happen. Can't be helped. No system is perfect. If in doubt, go and double-check a site on mywot.com and read the reviewers' opinions.
In siteadvisor what is your download setting limited balanced or agressive.
Message was edited by: Peacekeeper on 10/10/11 7:17:58 AM
Yes I have AVG. I wasn't aware you could alter the site advisor download setting. How do you do that and what to? It's just a browser add-on as far as I know.
The problem is apart from obvious ones like itunes I don't know what these downloads are. Would you say if in doubt block? Would you have blocked that weather thing, what is it?
Most importantly would you allow that AVG download? I keep getting it.
Message was edited by: kee on 09/10/11 11:44:58 CDT
Two spaces to the right of the large green mcafee SA toolbar is a black down arrow Click on this and choose options and see if you have a download option.
Ok that is the default and you must have the standard version not the live version.