Bitdefender Antivirus Free Edition Silently Blocking Library Website Without Warning
I would like to report a problem that Bitdefender Antivirus Free Edition seems to be only happening in the Brave Web Browser (it does not happen in Firefox or Edge or Chrome) on Windows 10 where these two pages from The Beauregard Parish Library’s website will not load because Bitdefender is silently blocking them as Phishing it seems without showing a block message in the browser.
Here is a link to a video showing this:
Here are the two pages that this happens to:
Here is the message that I see in the Brave web browser when trying to access those two pages:
“This site can’t be reached
library.beau.org unexpectedly closed the connection.
Checking the connection
Checking the proxy and the firewall
Running Windows Network Diagnostics
Check your Internet connection
Check any cables and reboot any routers, modems, or other network devices you may be using.
Allow Brave to access the network in your firewall or antivirus settings.
If it is already listed as a program allowed to access the network, try removing it from the list and adding it again.
If you use a proxy server…
Check your proxy settings or contact your network administrator to make sure the proxy server is working. If you don&#039;t believe you should be using a proxy server: Go to the Brave menu &gt; Settings &gt; Show advanced settings… &gt; Change proxy settings… &gt; LAN Settings and deselect the &quot;Use a proxy server for your LAN&quot; checkbox.”
If I open Bitdefender to look at the Events I see:
Web Threat Blocked
Phishing attempt at: https://library.beau.org/
If I click Exclude for that website, only then will those two pages load.
Why is this happening and why does it only happen in the Brave Web Browser on Windows 10 when I have Bitdefender Antivirus Free because this does not happen at work on PCLinuxOS in Brave without Bitdefender Antivirus Free?
I assume that this is a false positive as well?