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ok i've never seen this before so thought you'd want to look into it.

 

the problem is in this topic intel moved :- https://forums.pcpitstop.com/index.php?/topic/206062-pc-pitstop-top-2/

 

when you click on the link in the op's post you get this. (i'm using firefox.)

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looks like when he moved the topic (which is also still where the op posted it in the networking section, if it's the same topic.) the link changed to the pit's beta site for some reason.

 

http://www.pcpitstop.com/betapit/sec.asp?conid=25915117&report=Summary

 

was mistaken not the same topic and the problem is with any link to the sites test results page, as checked in other topics, so assume the pit's overdrive test (all other tests can be reached without issue.) is on firefox's built in phishing and malware black list for some reason and something i think you'd like to look into, even though i can get to and see the page if i ignore the warning.

 

:b33r:

 

sent a pm with link to this topic to intel.

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Thanks. We are aware of the issue and have been working on trying to get this resolved with Chrome and Firefox for over two months. Neither is very forthcoming as to why they are flagging our pages.

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Neither is very forthcoming as to why they are flagging our pages.

why do you think? anything to do with what data the tests upload to you about a users pc when running the tests? maybe you need to limit any personal data or just make the tests hardware related without the software data.

 

thinking about it more though i'd guess it's more likely because the tests rely on active-x. which as far as i understand things is obsolete now.

maybe something to do with this :-

http://www.computerworld.com/article/2920892/web-browsers/microsoft-nixes-activex-add-on-technology-in-new-edge-browser.html

https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/browser/dn818438.aspx

 

personally i'd think you'd be much better off dropping active-x altogether and rewriting the tests so they are cross platform and run using javascript.

 

if none of the other tests rely on active-x and it's only overdrive that uses it, then that would make me think my guess about active-x is more likely to be the reason why they block that specific page seeing how all other test pages are not blocked.

 

i'd guess without users being able to visit that page your losing a lot of potential customers, think the original test was what led me to pcpitstop in the first place.

 

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Active X is the first thing that we thought of, but if that were the problem it seems like they would be flagging our Active X test page as well, and I don't see that when I go there in Chrome or Firefox:

 

http://www.pcpitstop.com/testax.asp

 

Do you get the same warning from there? We also use Active X on the ping test and that's not getting flagged for me, either:

 

http://www.pcpitstop.com/internet/pinger.asp

 

We have been making changes to the page for a while now to try to meet compliance but if they don't tell us why they are flagging it, attempts to fix the problem just become trial and error.

 

As far as the data, PC Pitstop has never captured or uploaded any personally identifiable data:

 

http://www.pcpitstop.com/about/privacy.asp

 

 

We are now looking at some of the ads that are allowed on that page.

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can see all other active x test pages, (of course using linux i can't run anything.) maybe it's not the fact of active x itself but maybe a specific out dated active-x control as mentioned here :- https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/browser/dn818438.aspx.

 

 

We have been making changes to the page for a while now to try to meet compliance but if they don't tell us why they are flagging it, attempts to fix the problem just become trial and error.

 

only other reason i can think of is maybe some ad or other (not that i see them.) that appeared on that page was a problem.

like you say though without knowing why then it becomes a case of trial and error.

 

personally i'd blitz the page so the only thing on there is the free test itself without the need to create an account, so absolutely no links, ads, etc, not related to running and displaying the test and if it then fails to pass their standards at least you'd know it is the test itself they have issue with for some unknown reason and nothing else displayed on the page.

 

:b33r:

 

thinking more on it though and re-reading the warning page, maybe there is absolutely nothing wrong with the page itself and it is just a simple fact of some malicious report by some group or person they think are more trustworthy than pcpitstop so just take their word over yours.

 

has the site ever been hacked so the links direct to somewhere they shouldn't in the past for example.

from what i see on there, there is nothing "deceptive" on there, not that i can run the tests to see what else appears after the main page.

 

should mention on the overdrive page i see a javascript for feeddigest.com that i don't see on any other page so maybe that might be related to the problem.

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Thanks for the ideas Terry. We are in the process of testing a "bare bones" test page like what you suggested and so far, so good. It has been a while, but at one time we sold ad space to one of those companies with "rotating" ads and suspect that maybe something slimy was slipped into the rotation.

 

I'll pass along your ideas to the guys looking at this. Thanks again.

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ok i've never seen this before so thought you'd want to look into it.

 

the problem is in this topic intel moved :-

 

when you click on the link in the op's post you get this. (i'm using firefox.)

 

 

looks like when he moved the topic (which is also still where the op posted it in the networking section, if it's the same topic.) the link changed to the pit's beta site for some reason.

 

was mistaken not the same topic and the problem is with any link to the sites test results page, as checked in other topics, so assume the pit's overdrive test (all other tests can be reached without issue.) is on firefox's built in phishing and malware black list for some reason and something i think you'd like to look into, even though i can get to and see the page if i ignore the warning.

 

:b33r:

 

sent a pm with link to this topic to intel.

 

I was getting same kind of issue but after re-configuration it is fixed!

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Should be fixed now, the page warning, not the uniforms...

did you find out exactly what the issue was or is it a case of the new built page included everything you wanted on it so didn't look any further into the old pages code to find out?

 

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