Kaspersky Says Political Realities Is Dangerous

I have a favor to ask of my readers, those of you who use Kaspersky for your Internet security. I have received several notices from different people, saying Kaspersky was blocking access to my blog, classifying it was a dangerous url. I don’t expect you to disable Kaspersky just so you can visit my blog, but I would say this. I have been in contact with my hosting provider and they have performed their own scans on the files and folders that contain my blog and its database. According to them, they found nothing out of the ordinary. No viruses or spyware. I have also performed my own scans and found nothing.

Here is what I would like you to do. Please contact Kaspersky and inform them you are familiar with my blog and there is nothing dangerous about it. I will be contacting them as well, but if you are their customer, it is you they will listen to first. I would appreciate everyone doing that, if you are using Kaspersky. I am afraid I am losing traffic because of this, as anyone unfamiliar with my blog will likely not come back, if they are warned off by Kaspersky.

Thank you for your help and consideration and as always, thank you for reading Political Realities.

About LD Jackson

LD Jackson has written 2013 posts in this blog.

Founder and author of the political and news commentary blog Political Realities. I have always loved to write, but never have I felt my writing was more important than in this present day. If I have changed one mind or impressed one American about the direction our country is headed, then I will consider my endeavors a success. I take the tag line on this blog very seriously. Above all else, in search of the truth.

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  • http://twitter.com/SteveBirnSpeaks Steven Birn

    When I’m at my office I cannot access the site, at home I have no problems. Kaspersky is the difference.

    • http://www.ldjackson.net/ LD Jackson

      So, Kaspersky blocks the site when you are at work? Would you be able to submit a report to them, letting them know the url is safe? I would greatly appreciate it.

    • http://www.ldjackson.net/ LD Jackson

      Can you please check from your office to see if you can access my blog this morning? I would like to make sure Kaspersky has followed through with ceasing the detection of the url as a dangerous site.

  • http://www.maggiesnotebook.com/ Maggie@Maggie’s Notebook

    Larry, as you know this recently happened to me. Several of my readers reported to me what the Kaspersky warning was saying: for instance, first it said my blog was a phishing site, another one got a message that feedburner.com was the culprit so I deleted everything feedburner on my site. It did nothing. Another told me their warning was my little Liberty Bell “favicon.” I don’t have a “favicon” account, but I do have a Gravatar account. So I got a new, fresh Bell. None of it helped until my readers contacted Kaspersky for me.

    If anyone getting this warning can tell Larry what the message is, assuming there is one, it will help him. I also contacted Kaspersky and gave them all the information. Some of my Kaspersky readers went to bat for me – as you say, it is their customers they listen to, and eventually I received a message directly from Kaspersky, from Russia, telling me I was clear.

    Undoubtedly, readers were driven away. I hope your readers will help you. I’m sure you have been flagged due to your conservative content. Good luck.

    • http://www.ldjackson.net/ LD Jackson

      Thanks for the information, Maggie. I received an email from Kaspersky last night, saying my url had been removed from the blacklist and detection would cease in a few hours. I plan to check today to make sure that is the case.

      • http://www.maggiesnotebook.com/ Maggie@Maggie’s Notebook

        Larry, that is great news. They got right to it for you, and I’m sure our readers helped that along. Perhaps they are paying more attention to this, as you and I are just two of quite a few to have this problem with Kaspersky.

  • lou222

    Larry, we got rid of Kaspersky last year because of problems with them. We went with Webroot that was supposed to be the best. Now we are having problems with getting on PrisonPlanet that Alex Jones has with the message that it has “issues” going on (viruses). I wonder if it is actually a problem or maybe an internet “issue” that they don’t want us on sites that might be a bit political!! Makes me wonder.

  • 9handicapper

    I’m certainly no computer buff…. but it seems you’re hearing more and more of this type of a “situation” around the internet — it “almost” seems like somebody is going out of their way to misinform others on political sites.

  • http://twitter.com/SteveBirnSpeaks Steven Birn

    For what it’s worth I can now view your blog at my office.

    • http://www.ldjackson.net/ LD Jackson

      Thanks for the information, Steven.

  • http://twitter.com/CapCommentary Capitol Commentary

    Have you been able to figure out why?
    I have not had this warning in a few weeks… at least since I last emailed you so maybe it is fixed? Could have been a plug-in you used that was calling on a script which has been known to cause problems.

    • http://www.ldjackson.net/ LD Jackson

      I’m not sure what was causing the problem, other than someone flagging me with Kaspersky. My hosting provider ran all kinds of scans and found nothing. At any rate, it seems to be corrected.

      • http://twitter.com/CapCommentary Capitol Commentary

        I think you are good. I wonder if someone who didn’t like you was trying to kill your readership?

  • http://twitter.com/John_Scotus John Scotus

    Are you sure that your site isn’t dangerous? ;-)
    No problem for me as I can usually access sites like this only through a VPN to begin with. Now, when they decide to block VPNs where I Iive, then that is a whole new ballgame.

    • http://www.ldjackson.net/ LD Jackson

      Well, I’m fairly certain it is safe. As certain as I can be by running various scans and having my hosting provider check things out.

      I just figured out where you are living, via your ip address. I have to ask the obvious question. What in the world are you doing over there?

      • http://twitter.com/John_Scotus John Scotus

        Since I am using a VPN, I’m not sure if my IP address tells exactly where I am. I’ll send you a DM on Twitter.

        • http://www.ldjackson.net/ LD Jackson

          Will do. I’ll be looking for your DM.

  • http://twitter.com/CO2Insanity CO2 Insanity

    I have Kapersky on this computer, Went right to your site, no warming, no problem.

    • http://www.ldjackson.net/ LD Jackson

      Thanks for letting me know. Kaspersky seems to have taken my blog off their blacklist.