Tagged: open source

Repeated malware warnings for NJ.com website

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.

I have alerted a contact at NJ.com to this issue.

Yandex Browser is a great alternative to Chrome and Firefox [UPDATE: NOT!]

[UPDATE July 12, 2013] Forty days into this daring experiment, I have uninstalled Yandex.Browser and reverted to using Google Chrome as my default browser. Yandex kept crashing more and more frequently, also silently. In the last few days Yandex started crashing my PC. I have not seen so many BSODs (Blue Screen Of Death) in a very long time.


Meet my new browser — Yandex Browser ().

Some time ago, fed up with the bloatware (and, rumor has it, spyware) that modern browsers had become, I declared that I would be switching to . And switch I did.

I loved Chromium for its speed and no-frills performance, but it lacked some features. I wished I had the skills to customize Chromium and add just the features I needed. I did not, however, so I silently reverted to using Chrome and Firefox.

Today I discovered that had built the Chromium customization I wanted. Yandex.Browser is now my default browser, and I’m very happy with it. Give it a shot ().