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#1 Sodo

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Posted 21 June 2010 - 12:42 PM

Just today, I searched google for a youtube downloader. I used a link that McAfee site advisor tagged as safe and then clicked from that page to the downloader site, a site that I'm 99% sure I've used before to download things like MBAM and Super-Anti Spyware, so I'm pretty sure it's safe. However, when running the installation program for the youtube downloader, MBAM blocked a malicious IP. I didn't catch the IP (I can provide it if someone can tell me if there's a second that records the recently blocked IPs on my machine). The main thing, though, is that I'm not sure if it was a specific add on that site that was red-flagged as malicious (I have had this happened where the site itself is safe but MBAM goes off because an add from a disreputable site comes up) or if the program I attempted to download was dangerous. The link to the download site and page is here...

http://download.cnet...4-10647340.html

Also, I was wondering if there was a way to tell what specifically is being blocked when an IP is being blocked? This way, I can know whether or not I need to navigate away from the page that I'm on ASAP or if it was just an add that was blocked and that I just shouldn't click on that add.

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Posted 21 June 2010 - 04:34 PM

First of all I do not use McAfee site advisor as it is un-reliable and even has known malware sites rated Green

I prefer Finjan SecureBrowsing
http://securebrowsing.finjan.com

I also use hpHosts files that blocks a lot of download.cnet.com adverts and tracking like adlog.com.com

The blocked IP will be stored in MBAM logs C:\ProgramData\Malwarebytes\Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware\Logs in the current protection-log-2010-06-21
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Posted 21 June 2010 - 08:27 PM

I checked and it looks to me that the blocked IP was 207.232.22.52

If said website is unsafe, does anyone know where I can find a safe youtube downloader?

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Posted 23 June 2010 - 07:13 PM

I hate to double post but no one has an answer for this? Nothing? Not even a suggestion? I realize it isn't a major problem like my computer getting infected with a virus, but I would like to know if A) The site I tried to get the downloader from was safe and :P if it wasn't, is there anyplace that I could get a downloader safely?

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Posted 23 June 2010 - 10:19 PM

If you are running the the Pro version of malwarebytes and have the IP Blocker enabled, and you go to that site and it is blocked, then more than likely is is not safe and you should stay away from it. If by chance its a false positive, you can report it in the false positive section and they can review the site to make sure its safe.

As far as recommending one, there are so many to choose from and everyone has different tastes depending what they like. I have used several before and they pretty much do the same thing.

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Posted 24 June 2010 - 04:56 AM

207.232.22.52 - Results -
Registrar GODADDY.COM, INC.
Registrar URL http://registrar.godaddy.com
Whois server whois.godaddy.com
Created 31-May-2009
Updated 04-Apr-2010
Expires 31-May-2011
Time Left 340 days 14 hours 9 minutes
Status client Delete-Prohibited
client RenewProhibited
client TransferProhibited clientUpdateProhibited
Host, mlstat.com. Location, IL, Israel.
This is the Info on the IP you entered - It is GODADDY.COM -
A known bad site -
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Posted 24 June 2010 - 06:58 AM

I use the following addon with Firefox

https://addons.mozil...ox/addon/13990/

I checked and it looks to me that the blocked IP was 207.232.22.52

If said website is unsafe, does anyone know where I can find a safe youtube downloader?


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Posted 24 June 2010 - 02:13 PM

From my perspective the link seems to be safe. Please see the result below

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Posted 24 June 2010 - 04:14 PM

Okay, so, just to be clear, MBAM blocked an advertisement and not the website itself, correct? I assume that because I had access to the page already, this was the case.

I tried the firefox plugin out but the main problem is that I need to be able to convert youtube video into MP3s - I just need to obtain the audio in some shape or form in order to put it on a CD. The company that makes the plugin has a youtube mp3 program but in the EULA it had two parts that make me a bit wary of using the program:

"When you install the Software, the install program adds an update service UpdateSvr.exe responsible for software upgrade, database download and peer to peer management. You understand and agree that other users may donwload this file from your computer and by doing so your Internet connection will be used"

"SuperServer. Your copyt of the Software may serve as a SuperServer. The selection process is automated. When your computer is SuperServer other peers will upload an index of files they are sharing to your computer and they will send search queries to your computer. Your computer will reply to these requests and also forward the request to other SuperServer. Ironsrc may use domains or sub-domains to point to the IP address of the SuperServer. SuperServer may uses additional diskspace and CPU resources. When you are a SuperServer your CPU and Internet connection is being used"

Now, I am unclear as to whether or not this applies only to peer to peer sharing, which would make sense, or if it applies to anytime you use it, in which case it sounds like whenever the heck the program feels like it, other people are going to be using your computer and internet connection. If this isn't the case and I've misread things, please let me know, but otherwise I don't feel comfortable using that particular program, or the add-on for that matter.

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Posted 24 June 2010 - 05:23 PM

Okay, so, just to be clear, MBAM blocked an advertisement and not the website itself, correct?

I responded Only to the IP you submitted and that seems to be a P2P site - Not the downloader (cnet) -
Cnet is a trusted downloader and we use it as one of Our main downloaders -

http://forums.malwar...s...st&p=162100
Please read this article above that shows how to allow sites You may trust - Even if they pop up as untrusted -

How can I add an IP so it won't be detected and can access a site I need to?
Visit the site and incur an IP block. Then right-click on the Malwarebytes system-tray icon after the block notification appears, and choose Add to Ignore List.

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Posted 24 June 2010 - 11:28 PM

Well I know of a website that converts youtube videos to mp3 songs that you then download to your computer (you download the converted mp3 that is) that friend told me about but I don't know how legal or anything it is and if I should post it here or not.

Edit: Just went to mentioned site above and got an IP block but the site itself still loaded fine but I do have advertisements blocked so I don't think it was an advertisement... anyway I am extremely wary of those types of sites anyway and I certainly don't go looking for them.

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Posted 25 June 2010 - 04:04 AM

@ mountaintree16 Same -
I went to Who is checking site and did not actually visit the IP that was mentioned - A GoDaddy sub leased site -
There are several sites that can give you the rating , location and type of activity on most sites -
I checked the blocked IP 207.232.22.52 you asked about -
IP 216.239.122.40 is not the site you asked about -
The second one is cnet.com - A clean site -
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Posted 25 June 2010 - 09:24 AM

I tried the firefox plugin out but the main problem is that I need to be able to convert youtube video into MP3s - I just need to obtain the audio in some shape or form in order to put it on a CD. The company that makes the plugin has a youtube mp3 program but in the EULA it had two parts that make me a bit wary of using the program:

Sodo, I've never used this program, but having seen the parts of the EULA that you've quoted, I would stay far away from it. There are lots of other YouTube downloaders, and I suspect that some are much less problematic (though I wonder what I would find if I read their EULAs!).

I was just poking around on the add-ons site, and I found an add-on that does conversion from YouTube to MP3. It might be worth a look. I've never used it (and have never read its EULA), but FWIW, you can find it at https://addons.mozil...ox/addon/11047/.

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