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Security software mistakenly categorize Netvibes as malicious

Some of you reported to us that Netvibes was recently blocked by Trend Micro, McAfee, Websense, FortiGuard and some other pieces of software. It looks like Netvibes has been identified by mistake as a possible threat because of a new IE 0day exploit and we’ve contacted the software editors to fix it.
If your antivirus, proxy or firewall was blocking Netvibes, it should be working again now. We apologize for the inconvenience even if the issue wasn’t on our side. If you still can’t access netvibes.com, try to contact your network administrator or security software editor and let us know about it.

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15 Comments

  • Reply Jelle July 16, 2009 at 1:10 pm

    I had the problem here yesterday (behind McAfee web security) but runs really smoothly again today. Thanks for the quick fix!

  • Reply blogkitten July 16, 2009 at 4:51 pm

    It was also being blocked by Websense as "malicious content" – but you guys quickly fixed that issue as well. Awesome (and FAST) response to the problem!

  • Reply Randy July 16, 2009 at 4:56 pm

    Still not working for me here in San Fran 🙁

  • Reply Autoversicherung July 16, 2009 at 6:18 pm

    I had the problem here yesterday (behind McAfee web security) but runs really smoothly again today. Thanks for the quick fix!

  • Reply Flypig July 17, 2009 at 3:14 am

    Symantec’s SEP 11 was also blocking it because it triggered an IDS signature.

  • Reply Polenwitze July 17, 2009 at 8:58 am

    Does Google also mark your site as malware page?

  • Reply Bingoscotland.com July 20, 2009 at 10:01 pm

    I also use McAfee internet security, but never really had any issues only that it ran abit slow for a few hours seems fine today. So whatever you have done seems to of worked THANKS!

  • Reply toothace July 21, 2009 at 11:36 pm

    Trendmicro always does that but i use mcafee but no problem at all.

  • Reply Jenn July 25, 2009 at 12:51 am

    This is the last straw for me using McAfee. This may not be their fault, but I have had so mnay problems with them. I have found some FREE alternatives.

  • Reply Flypig July 26, 2009 at 7:03 am

    Symantec SEP 11 still blocks netvibes.

  • Reply Vehilink July 28, 2009 at 1:45 pm

    With this problem we can see that Antivirus are too much automatized . There is no (or not enough) human control…

  • Reply Daniel July 28, 2009 at 2:40 pm

    Our work blocked it too, I immediately called helpdesk and complained! Glad your back 🙂

  • Reply Blume2000 August 1, 2009 at 1:46 pm

    Its no longer reachable from my sons school network… 🙂

  • Reply Cookplanet Gutschein August 1, 2009 at 1:52 pm

    I heard that it was flagged in the Google SERPs as malware temporarily.

  • Reply Wedding Pianist November 25, 2010 at 9:46 pm

    Thanks for the update

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