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Why can't I open any zippyshare page, especially if there is a downloadable file on the page?
Why is ESET blocking the page and raising the HTML / ScrInject.B Trojaner warning?
Why don't other paid and reputable virus protection block this?

Is there a solution for this? Thank you in advance for your help!

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The website is known for scam ads and notifications about scam or porn sites. JS/Adware.Subprop.O application is detected there, the detection is correct.

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4 minutes ago, szimrus said:

Why can't I open any zippyshare page, especially if there is a downloadable file on the page?
Why is ESET blocking the page and raising the HTML / ScrInject.B Trojaner warning?
Why don't other paid and reputable virus protection block this?

Is there a solution for this? Thank you in advance for your help!

I presume there is something suspicious on the page

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I think ESET is concerned with downloadable video, music and program content and not commercials. Ads are completely effectively filtered out by uBlockOrigin, AdGuard, Ghostery advertising filters.
Here I have read about this ESET problem on the ESET website and in the forums of other sites, years ago. During all this time, I think that the developers of ESET and the administrators of Zippy could have found a solution a long time ago, because that is how we users are doing the worst.
Other paid, famous anti-virus writers do not block these sites, only ESET.
I took down the ESET antivirus for 1 week and used the free movie sites and Zippyshare for several hours a day. After 1 week I put ESET back, I thought I would find a lot of viruses and trojans on my machine. The result is surprising: NOTHING was found.
Then why is ESET blocking these pages ?????
Should I have stayed with the old proven, paid antivirus?
Anyway, after 1 year I prefer the competing antivirus again ......

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Again, displaying news and porn scam creates a very good reason for detection / blocking. ZippyShare IS NOT BLOCKED. It's the ads and scam that is blocked there. The solution for ZippyShare is - get rid of the scam news and unwanted porn messages.

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Maybe ESET should reconsider its defense and blocking mechanism in this area, as the ad filters I wrote above do these tasks perfectly ..... or the ESET developer contact Zippyshare, after all we have been subscribing for 1 year to ESET Internet Security, and this problem will not resolve itself .... we can write anything and how much about it!

Anyway, thanks for the answers everyone!

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I had no issue accessing the zippyshare.com web site using Eset. I use Firefox w/uBlock Origin installed and no ads or anything else for that matter, appeared on the web page.

It appears the issue is when one logs onto the web site to download a file. Appears either uBlock Origin is not blocking all the crud on that web page. Or, that specific URL is employing anti-ad blockers to defeat uBlock Origin.

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Dear Itman!

The uBlockOrigin, AdGuard and Ghostery ad filters work fine, and they're integrated into Chrome and Firefox!
The problem I described above has been around for years, as I have read in the forums, but it has never changed.
There are several Computers in the family, each with a different paid, reputable antivirus, but the Zippyshare site and other video viewing sites are only blocked by ESET!

I note there was no problem, blocking for the first 30 days after installation, but since then it has been useless and terribly annoying to me!

Itman thank you for your answer too!

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Dear Marcos!

Thank you for your response, you have actually acknowledged that the problem is caused by ESET and is not being addressed by ESET developers ... as it has been for years!
It’s instructive for me too, other times I’ll take a closer look at what program I’m spending € 45 on (the 30-day trial was a bit deceptive).

Thanks to everyone for your post, the topic is closed for me!

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Quite the contrary. I acknowledged that the problem is with ZippyShare that provides fake scam and porn news on their website and this is correctly detected as adware.

If you complain that ESET detects adware that you would like to run and receive fake news and porn scam, you can exclude the adware from detection on your own responsibility and risk as we have suggested. Of course, we don't recommend creating any exclusions to keep you protected from threats, scam and unwanted ads.

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This is a known behavior of ESET. ESET is very sensitive about these types of sites and like you said, in my experience also  the only AV who completely blocks similar sites this way. I often need to visit some not so trustable sites to watch football (The real football😉) matches during weekends and ESET blocks 8/10 of those sites with similar detection. I have to turn of ESET's web protection completely to watch matches. But I open my browser in sandboxie and ESET's real time protection gets rid of any untrusty scripts the browser saves on its cache so I stay protected anyway. 

Now we can argue that ESET shouldn't behave like this or they can simply block that faulty script and still let us visit the sites but that's not gonna happen. Each product has their own way of dealing with it and ESET's way is to totally block the site. 

You can try putting zippyshare in exclusion, temporarily turn off web protection (at your own risk) or not use ESET as an AV anymore. 

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On 10/24/2020 at 8:50 PM, szimrus said:

Dear Marcos!

Thank you for your response, you have actually acknowledged that the problem is caused by ESET and is not being addressed by ESET developers ... as it has been for years!
It’s instructive for me too, other times I’ll take a closer look at what program I’m spending € 45 on (the 30-day trial was a bit deceptive).

Thanks to everyone for your post, the topic is closed for me!

The fact is the site is running dodgy adverts. Whether or not you agree with with eset blocking these does not change that fact.

I myself would rather eset blocked these things and then leave it up to the user to decide if they want to add it as an exception. Users wouldn't be happy if they didn't have an adblocker and got infected because eset didn't block them.

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