I can't believe I'm wasting an Ask on a computer problem
March 31, 2014 4:35 PM Subscribe
Why am I getting an error for certain secure sites, only from my home router?
Starting yesterday, I believe, when I tried to access hotmail or Facebook my browser wouldn't let me. It gives a Norton ConnectSafe warning page, and says "Malicious website blocked!
This website may be dangerous, and it is recommended that you do not continue. For your protection, this site has been blocked.
This detailed report explains the security risks on this site".
When I click on the detailed report, it says the site is safe. From what I can gather, certain secure sites are actually trying to access search.dnsadvantage.com. I tried on my work Mac and the same error happened, but only while I was on my home wifi. When I click, "i want to visit the site anyway", it doesn't let me and I then get an error from Chrome that says the same thing, and clues me into the search.dnsadvantage.com thing.
I do not have any toolbars installed. I've run a malware search and my Avast is up to date. I have googled for info, but all I can tell is that dnsadvantage is a recursive dns site and not a virus or something. I assume the problem has to do with my router, since the error only occurs at home, and the ConnectSafe warning also has the Belkin logo, which is the brand of my router.
I feel so dumb for not figuring this out, please hope me!