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Xenforo site being flagged by WatchGuard for Ads, without ads being Enabled.

Discussion in 'Troubleshooting and Problems' started by Solby, Jun 16, 2011.

  1. Solby

    Solby Member

    Not sure if anyone may have come across this before, or may know more about the flagging process of WatchGuard, but any Help, or Suggestions would be greatly appreciated!

    We have had a few members email us that their WatchGuard Proxy is denying our site for advertisements, but as it stands, we have no advertisments enabled in Xenforo, they also relay that they are able to get to other forum sites, so I'm curious if it's possible their might be structure being sent out for advertisments even though they are disabled, and then just hidden from the user, that could cause security software reading the direct response to detect advertisments?

    Okay, it's a total long shot, and after searching, and I have yet to hear anything along these lines, but it's worth a try.
  2. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    XenForo does not contain any hidden code for advertisements so unless your server/installation has been compromised and some malicious code inserted, this will just be a false positive from WatchGuard.

    You should scan your server/site for malicious code as a first step.
  3. James

    James Well-Known Member

    Are you using any CDNs for storing data? It could be that.
  4. Solby

    Solby Member

    @Brogan: We will check everything over, but it's a relativly new server and new Xenforo setup, so it's most likley not the case. As for visually, we don't see any ads showing up. Just hoping there might be an easy fix to appease the members that it applys to, We are at a dead end ourselves.

    @James: No, we are not currently using any CDNs.
  5. Digital Doctor

    Digital Doctor Well-Known Member

    Ask the WatchGuard Proxy Support Forums.
    One of the admins could go to your xenforo site and see what is triggering the warning.
    It's a WatchGuard Proxy issue likely, not Xenforo.
    Thanks for posting. Let everyone know how it goes.

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