What the h-e-double hockey sticks?

I have a dormant McAfee PC security app on my PC that I can’t seem to get rid of. It periodically butts into my business, notifying me of potential security issues. This morning the warning shown above popped onto my browser when I used it to call up Bacon’s Rebellion.

The warning reads: “We tested this page and blocked content that comes from potentially dangerous or suspicious sites. Allow this content only if you’re sure it comes from safe sites.”

Sorry, McAfee, I’m pretty sure Bacon’s Rebellion is a safe site.
This the third or fourth time I received the warning. It appeared, by the way, long before I re-posted Asra Nomani’s column about pornographic, pedophilic literature in Fairfaxxx County public school libraries. so that’s not the explanation for the warning.

Sometimes it’s hard to avoid being paranoid.

— JAB


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34 responses to “Canceled by McAfee?”

  1. Stephen Haner Avatar
    Stephen Haner

    It is my links and references to the climate realists at WattUpWithThat.com. All those who raged at Michael Shellenberger the other day will be thrilled to know he is also now battling Facebook over censorship. The new fascist digital overlords are in full control….

    1. Nancy Naive Avatar
      Nancy Naive

      Over climate? Or is he an anti-vaxxer, J6er too?

  2. LarrytheG Avatar

    ya’ll should check the history involved with the original owner of that software… fits right in with conspiracy theories.

    1. dick dyas Avatar

      John McAfee died last month in a Spanish prison. So sad.

      1. LarrytheG Avatar

        McAfee himself warned people about his software.

    2. William O'Keefe Avatar
      William O’Keefe

      Larry, are you the guilty one? By the way, what is your name?

      1. LarrytheG Avatar

        Hey did you ask others like CB for their name?

        How many years were you involved with organizations to promote lies and disinformation?

        1. William O'Keefe Avatar
          William O’Keefe

          Why do you keep refusing to identify yourself? Are you that ashamed.? Can you name one lie or piece of disinformation that I am responsible for?

          1. LarrytheG Avatar

            Not ashamed at all and in fact used to identify as my actual name but became aware of the nefarious nature of some folks. Most long-time blogger here know who I am. And if you really knew what you were doing, you could find out anyhow.

            But how about folks like CB? Why are you not demanding the same?

            In terms of lies you’ve told. What organizations have you been affiliated with and what have those organizations promoted about climate and were those lies?

          2. Stephen Haner Avatar
            Stephen Haner

            Larry Gross. Still have his email, I think. 🙂 Not many predate me on this blog, but he does. And I used a pseudonym for a while, (but Speaker Howell once yelled at me about a post anyway…)

          3. LarrytheG Avatar

            Oh and apparently do do folks like gillespie, eh?

            but curious that O’Keefe only wants one outted… eh?

          4. Matt Adams Avatar

            Because you personally attacked him, without provocation and he by right could sue the f’ out of you.

          5. Nancy Naive Avatar
            Nancy Naive

            Whataschmuck! Out a guy, why don’t you?

            Go ahead, out me. Ha ha ha. Alias on an alias on an alias.

          6. LarrytheG Avatar

            I don’t have much to hide. I’m just an ordinary fellow who lives in Virginia near Fredericksburg… Not sure what O’Keefe beef is…. but if he is serious – he’d demand that EVERYONE use real names! 😉

          7. Nancy Naive Avatar
            Nancy Naive

            Nancy Naive IS my real name.

          8. LarrytheG Avatar

            🙂 geeze. why didn’t I think of that. 😉

            Think O’Keefe will buy it?

          9. And WayneS is my real name.

            But I have been keeping a secret from everyone. The guilt and shame of it have been wearing on me more and more lately, and I think it is time I stopped living a lie:

            The truth is, I don’t need to wear an eye patch. I just think they look cool.

          10. Nancy Naive Avatar
            Nancy Naive

            Good place to stash a roach.

          11. William O'Keefe Avatar
            William O’Keefe

            You are all about what about. If you can’t specify a lie that I told or that either API or the George C Marshall Institute told about climate change while I was involved you should just stop your uninformed accusations.

  3. Nancy Naive Avatar
    Nancy Naive

    MacAfee IS a virus. To get rid of it completely, you are going to have to do a regedit. You’re going to have to search the registry and with pad and pen determine the classes associated with it. And you need to then locate the files in your directories and delete them.

    Then, run a registry cleaner. Boot, reboot, and one by one correct event file errors and warnings.

    Or, buy another computer, load Red Hat, and enjoy life.

    The warning is for some of your ad sites, no doubt.

    1. LarrytheG Avatar

      Yep. And I think Norton similar. Both embed themselves like Malware does.

      1. Nancy Naive Avatar
        Nancy Naive

        Uh yep! I have had to remove remnants of both from NT4.0 and XP. When I bought my last winders machine, I got it as part of a buy for our classified computers without preloaded av.

    2. LarrytheG Avatar

      You can get similar warnings from Chrome if there is a certificate validation issue.

      1. Nancy Naive Avatar
        Nancy Naive

        I don’t recognize the browser bar, but does Chrome id itself as McAfee?

          1. Nancy Naive Avatar
            Nancy Naive

            That’s different. You get that almost every government site. They’re either expired, unrecognized, etc.

  4. Nancy Naive Avatar
    Nancy Naive

    More to your specific problem. That’s a browser plugin. You can easily disable the plugin, locate it in the file system and delete it. Depends on your browser as to how easy or difficult that will be. If you’re using Edge, take 2 tabs of LSD and ask God.

    1. If you’re using Edge, take 2 tabs of LSD and ask God.

      Okay, that will fix the immediate problem, but what about addressing the deep seated psychological issues that would cause someone to use Edge in the first place?

      1. Nancy Naive Avatar
        Nancy Naive

        Light up a J and download Firefox. Then check into Malibu Rehab.

        1. Sounds like a plan.

          1. Nancy Naive Avatar
            Nancy Naive

            Been my plan all along.

  5. HB Atkinson Avatar
    HB Atkinson

    Hey Jim, I get this when I click on “read the rest of this post…” in my email.
    I used dogpile and DuckDuckgo for a while then one of my fellow users of my iMac switched it to google. I have to click an “advanced” button then click on the link. So, I’m guessing it is google giving me the warning about going to an “unsafe” website…
    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/7b62b3082db6d87360c45aa86e1259f5b29ea38e581c285b8b6f5c840170af74.png

    1. LarrytheG Avatar

      I think this is complaining about the Certificate:

      https://us.norton.com/internetsecurity-how-to-your-connection-is-not-private.html

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