[Python-Dev] [Webmaster] Unsafe listing by Norton's "File Insight"

Steve Dower steve.dower at python.org
Tue Jul 5 12:39:21 EDT 2016

On 04Jul2016 2241, Steve Holden wrote:
> Hi Peter,
> While the humble webmasters can do little about this it's possible the
> developers can, so I am forwarding your email to their mailing list.
> regards
>  Steve
> Steve Holden
> On Tue, Jul 5, 2016 at 3:30 AM, Peter via Webmaster
> <webmaster at python.org <mailto:webmaster at python.org>> wrote:
>     Hi
>     I'm a heavy user of Python on Windows, am a Basic PSF member and
>     have contributed to core Python.
>     The Python 2.7.12 Windows installer download is being marked as
>     untrusted by Norton Internet Security. I've been on chat with
>     Symantec, and they've said that I can't do anything about that
>     rating, but that the site owner can.
>     I've been pointed to:
>     https://safeweb.norton.com/help/site_owners
>     Interestingly, the 3.5.2 download is flagged as safe.
>     Hoping to get more Python out to users!
>     Thanks
>     Peter

Peter, can you provide the exact URL that safeweb is complaining about? 
I tried a few at https://safeweb.norton.com/ and they all showed up as 

Also please clarify whether this is what you mean. It's not entirely 
clear whether the download is being scanned or the reputation of the URL 
is in question.


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