I have been a daily visitor to for years. I have never had any serious problems, other than the occasional pop-up, which somehow (I wonder how) manages to sneak past my web browser’s pop-up blocker.
However, since I started using last week, about half of the pages on NJ.com are being flagged as containing and display a message similar to this one. Other browsers, such as the latest versions of Google Chrome and Firefox, generate no warnings and display the requested NJ.com pages. So what is going on? Is Yandex Browser throwing false positives, or are other browsers failing to block potentially harmful malware?
Yandex Browser is built by the Russian internet search giant Yandex. The browser is based on the open-source code, and uses security data from — a respected antivirus and IT security company headquartered in the UK.
Today Yandex Browser justified my trust. After clicking on a Twitter link from a very reputable source, Yandex Browser navigated to The Atlantic, then instantly threw a malware warning (screenshot below). I have seen similar warnings from Google Chrome.
Full text of warning:
may harm your computer
A webpage on www.theatlantic.com is attempting to download information from cdn.komoona.com, which contains malware. The owner of the site may be completely unaware of any malware installed on the site by hackers.
You can see more detailed information about the threat or a cached version of the site on the threat information page.