I Keep Getting A "Suspicious Connection Blocked" Notification And I Don't Know Why. Any Help?
Multiple times a day, and constantly when using chrome, I get the notification:
Feature:Online Threat Prevention
chrome.exe attempted to establish a connection relying on an untrusted certificate to wpad. We blocked the connection to keep your data safe since untrusted certificates are issued by unrecognized Certificate Authorities.
I have also received the same notification for microsoft edge, and I don't know why, I've restarted my computer and internet multiple times as well as updating BitDefender.
If anyone has a solution or explanation I would be very thankful.
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This situation is caused by the fact that the website in the notification has an expired certificate. This doesn't necessary involve malware. The “Suspicious connection blocked” notification is triggered by Bitdefender’s Online Threat Prevention module whenever there is an attempt to access an HTTPS domain that has security certificate issues. Unlike HTTP (Hypertext Transfer Protocol), HTTPS (safer HTTP Secure standard, HTTPS) is encrypted using Transport Layer Security (TLS), securing communications between your computer and the websites you visit.
For more information, you can read this article:
Also, you might be a victim of adware, so do the steps below.
1) Start your PC in Safe Mode, by following these steps:
2) Open the Run command:
and run the below commands one by one:
temp - delete all the folders/files in the folder
%temp% - delete all the folders/files in the folder
prefetch - delete all the folders/files in the folder
3) Restart your PC in General Mode, by following these steps:
4) Reset/Refresh your browsers:
Google Chrome - https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/3296214?hl=en
Mozilla Firefox - https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/refresh-firefox-reset-add-ons-and-settings
Microsoft Edge - https://malwaretips.com/blogs/reset-microsoft-edge/
Opera - https://browsersolution.com/reset-opera-browser
Vivaldi - https://help.vivaldi.com/desktop/install-update/full-reset-of-vivaldi/
Brave - https://support.brave.com/hc/en-us/articles/360017903152-How-do-I-reset-Brave-settings-to-default-
5) Run a System Scan with your Bitdefender program.
6) Perform a scan with these FREE malware removal tools:
Kaspersky Virus Removal Tool 2020
ESET Online Scanner
F-Secure Online Scanner
7) Restart your PC
8) If the steps provided above didn't help, do the following steps:
Take screenshot(s) of the issue,
create a log file on your Windows device using Bitdefender Support Tool, by following these steps:
create a log file on your Windows device using BDsysLog, by following these steps:
Next, contact Bitdefender Consumer Support by e-mail:
with short description of the issue.
After that, you will get an automated reply by the Bitdefender Customer Care Team, with your ticket number.
Now, in reply to that automated reply, you can send the screenshot(s) you already took and the log files you already created in the first step.
Since you are all done, just wait for the support engineers to investigate your issue and find a solution to fix the issue.
Remember that the screenshot(s) and the log files will help a lot to the support engineers for better and faster investigation on your issue and finding a solution.
Finally, you can check this comment: