#537 Avast Online Security blocking the Abandoned Flat's website

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opened 3 months ago by Kilazur · 2 comments
Kilazur commented 3 months ago

Issue with existing mod

  • URL/Website: http://www.ghostwhowalks.net/mods.htm

  • Name: Abandoned Flat V2

  • OpenMW Compatible: Full

  • Needs Cleaning: Not Applicable

  • Is the mod still active: I don’t know

  • Any comments about the mod: Avast Online Security tells me Abandoned Flat’s website contains malicious code. I already notified the site’s owner through their “Contact” e-mail, but I felt it would be useful to indicate this issue on your page for this mod (https://modding-openmw.com/lists/total-overhaul/185/)

### Issue with existing mod * URL/Website: http://www.ghostwhowalks.net/mods.htm * Name: Abandoned Flat V2 * OpenMW Compatible: Full * Needs Cleaning: Not Applicable * Is the mod still active: I don't know * Any comments about the mod: Avast Online Security tells me Abandoned Flat's website contains malicious code. I already notified the site's owner through their "Contact" e-mail, but I felt it would be useful to indicate this issue on your page for this mod (https://modding-openmw.com/lists/total-overhaul/185/)
hristoast commented 3 months ago
Owner

Thanks for the report. This is a very old website, one that hasn’t updated in almost 20 years by the looks of it.

That’s really clear when one inspects the source of any page on that website; lots of old HTML styling techniques, inline CSS, and other things that just aren’t done anymore (or are done in a more “semantic” way nowadays).

I’ve personally looked at the source of almost every page on the site and didn’t see anything obviously malicious. My guess is Avast doesn’t like the “old-schoolness” of the website, which is why it gets flagged.

In any case, I’ll add a warning about that so users don’t get alarmed.

Thanks for the report. This is a very old website, one that hasn't updated in almost 20 years by the looks of it. That's really clear when one inspects the source of any page on that website; lots of old HTML styling techniques, inline CSS, and other things that just aren't done anymore (or are done in a more "semantic" way nowadays). I've personally looked at the source of almost every page on the site and didn't see anything obviously malicious. My guess is Avast doesn't like the "old-schoolness" of the website, which is why it gets flagged. In any case, I'll add a warning about that so users don't get alarmed.
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hristoast commented 3 months ago
Owner

Added a note to the mod via a2dd61ac98

Added a note to the mod via https://git.modding-openmw.com/Modding-OpenMW.com/momw/commit/a2dd61ac98481e6e7a7f979d8ff5c9df126a85ae
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