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Keep seeing this 'Adblock has prevented download..'

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14 Jan, 2016 11:00 PM

sites like Gothamist and My Modern Met. What's the story here?

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Rhana on 16 Jan, 2016 03:51 AM

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    Hi brinke,

    One of the filter lists enabled by default when you install AdBlock is the Malware Protection list. That guards your computer against downloads from sites that are known to host malware. Optionally, you can tell AdBlock to notify you when a site on the Malware Protection list tries to download a resource. You must have enabled this option and these sites must be on the list for you to be getting these notices.

    You have a couple of choices. If you're certain these sites are, in fact, safe, you can simply turn off the notification feature. Or, you can report this to the folks who maintain that list. They will investigate the sites and either confirm them as malware hosts or remove them from the list if they're clean.

    You can reach them at [email blocked]. Remove the numerals; they're an anti-spam measure.

    AdBlock Community Manager

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