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Windows 7: Bitdefender problem

14 Dec 2019   #1
Donbo

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 
Bitdefender problem

Getting ready for 2020 so I downloaded bitdefender free. I warns me on just about every sight that I go to that something is wrong. I get this:


The certificate used to encrypt your connection to this website could not be verified. Proceed with caution, attackers might try to steal sensitive information from you, such as passwords or credit cards.
I understand the risks, take me there anyway


Got an email to verify my account and I get the same message. It's from them. It will not let me go to verify my account when I click take me there anyway. Never loads the page just the warning again. It even flags sevenforum and I have to click take me there anyway. This dosent sound right. I am running inside sandboxie.


What other AV is there to use that is reliable? Thanks for any help.


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14 Dec 2019   #2
samuria

win 8 32 bit
 
 

On your pc is the date and time correct as this will cause the problem
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14 Dec 2019   #3
Alejandro85

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

When your browser warns you about a certificate error, you should not blindy click "take me anyway" if you don't understand the root cause of the warning. It could be something innocuous like your date being wrong like Samuria said, but it could also be that you're really being attacked and your connection isn't really secure.

Take a look at the error message and identify why it cries, then you can find if it's a false positive or a real problem. As an example, the certificate for sevenforums is correclty setup and I see it with no problems, so there must be a problem with your computer or connection.
It's also unlikely to be related to the antivirus, as those are browser warnings (unless they are caused by your antivirus, not an unlikely thing).


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Donbo View Post
What other AV is there to use that is reliable?
Antiviruses aren't reliable, they're based on obsolete technology. Nowadays they only provide placebo, not security.
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14 Dec 2019   #4
Donbo

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

Thanks. The date and time are correct. I am using up to date firefox. How would I go about checking the certificate? Thanks



The certificate used to encrypt your connection to this website could not be verified. Proceed with caution, attackers might try to steal sensitive information from you, such as passwords or credit cards.
I understand the risks, take me there anyway
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14 Dec 2019   #5
Alejandro85

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Check the error message the browser shows and ask it to view the certificate. Post any screenshots you have if you don't understand them.

Ultimately you should view something along the lines of "invalid date" or "expired" or "not trusted root entity" or something along the lines of them. The exact message and its meaning will determine the course of action and the real cause of the problem.
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14 Dec 2019   #6
Snick

Win 10 x64, Linux Lite, Win 7 x64, BlackArch, & Kali
 
 

What to do when Bitdefender detects legitimate applications
Quite often it's poor site programming!
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15 Dec 2019   #7
F22 Simpilot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

This is because Bitdefender in their infinite wisdom decides to use their own Cert. I think and it causes a conflict. In order to remedy the situation you have to whitelist each and every website. I never had that issue before until about 6 or more months ago and I just got rid of it. I don't use an anti-virus myself and just use Sandboxie for my browser and scan all downloads at Virus Total.

If you feel like you browse the wild West then try Immunet which is what I got on my parents computer. Immunet AntiVirus
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15 Dec 2019   #8
Snick

Win 10 x64, Linux Lite, Win 7 x64, BlackArch, & Kali
 
 

F22 Simpilot

I went through AV testing a while back, quite a while actually. BitDefender after install, did scan and it wreaked havoc on my scripts, IT programs, it went nuts on flagging, Panda & another did similar.
I still run Avast, stand alone versions of M-bytes anti-exploit anti-ransomware. FF Quantum, disconnect, HTTPS Everywhere, uBlockOrigin, & Disable HTML 5 AutoPlay. Scan occasionally with ADW/M-Bytes Cleaner, SuperAntiSpyware, HitmanPro, MalwareBytes free (older version, new version removes stand-alone M-Bytes anti-exploit and anti-ransomware)
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15 Dec 2019   #9
torchwood

W7 home premium 32bit/W7HP 64bit/w10 tp insider ring
 
 

Hi

Been using it for years on my comp not had that problem, typed on comp using it now.

by the way Sandboxie DOESNT play well with these either,

https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=...tHW9Yxv2ATkHeA


Roy
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15 Dec 2019   #10
Donbo

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by F22 Simpilot View Post
This is because Bitdefender in their infinite wisdom decides to use their own Cert. I think and it causes a conflict. In order to remedy the situation you have to whitelist each and every website. I never had that issue before until about 6 or more months ago and I just got rid of it. I don't use an anti-virus myself and just use Sandboxie for my browser and scan all downloads at Virus Total.

If you feel like you browse the wild West then try Immunet which is what I got on my parents computer. Immunet AntiVirus

Thank you.
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