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thelonelycoder

Part of the Furniture
Just an FYI on the image hosting site you are using. I currently am using CleanBrowsing for DNS, and they are blocking i.imgur.com (and imgur.com). So, all I get for the posted images now is a '[ IMG ]' placeholder. Since CleanBrowsing is one of the options made available by default in Asuswrt-Merlin, I'm not inclined to switch it off entirely or make any exceptions for any devices (I know I can do so easily enough via the DNSFilter tab in LAN). I also know this is my choice, but wanted there to be an awareness none-the-less. Thanks!
I see no reason why that site should be blocked, its image hosting is used extensively by many. I remember back when one reddit user announced to code it just to allow non-obnoxious image hosting for that platform.
Most other image hosters suck, while I admit that in the past years imgur got a bit overboard with how they display content.
Nonetheless, the site is still my preferred image hoster and I have no plans to change that.

Try to get in contact with the CleanBrowsing guys and ask for reasons.
 

TheLyppardMan

Very Senior Member
I've had to turn off Diversion this morning as following a Bitdefender Total Security update, the software is throwing up tons of warnings about suspicious certificates. I tried replacing the Pixelserv certificate to see if that would solve the issue, but it hasn't, so I have had to disable Diversion for the time being and go back to using uBlock Origin.
 

thelonelycoder

Part of the Furniture
I've had to turn off Diversion this morning as following a Bitdefender Total Security update, the software is throwing up tons of warnings about suspicious certificates. I tried replacing the Pixelserv certificate to see if that would solve the issue, but it hasn't, so I have had to disable Diversion for the time being and go back to using uBlock Origin.
You could disable pixelserv-tls in ep, then adblocking will work, without the cert errors.
The blocking IP auto-changes to 0.0.0.0
 

Treadler

Very Senior Member
You could disable pixelserv-tls in ep, then adblocking will work, without the cert errors.
The blocking IP auto-changes to 0.0.0.0
Pixelserv disabled solved a number of strange issues here. Been running that way for some weeks now, all appears fine.
 

thelonelycoder

Part of the Furniture
What is the t, w, n means in
0 t 0 w 0 n ads since ?
total, week, new ads since last count. The ads are counted twice daily at 5:20 and 17:20. Use ac to manually update.
 

TheLyppardMan

Very Senior Member
You could disable pixelserv-tls in ep, then adblocking will work, without the cert errors.
The blocking IP auto-changes to 0.0.0.0
The only trouble is you then start to see these kind of messages appearing on web pages.
Screenshot - 21_04_2020 , 16_01_04.png

Does anyone know why this might have occurred? Does the problem likely lie with Bitdefender as that is the only thing I am aware of that has changed since yesterday, when everything was working OK? I suppose I could try uninstalling it temporarily, but then I would have the hassle of reconfiguring it (it doesn't have an option to save the configuration file like Kaspersky does).
 

Xentrk

Part of the Furniture
total, week, new ads since last count. The ads are counted twice daily at 5:20 and 17:20. Use ac to manually update.
Can you add this to the faq page or other appropriate location. I couldn't find any mention of it on the website.
 

Spindel

New Around Here
Hey I got a question.

It seems like diversion (or pixelserv) is blocking some certificates from acting properly. Normally it has not been a problem but recently, because of corona, I’ve been working more from home and noticed that some programs within Office 365 act up (namley forms) and complain about the certificate not being trusted.

If I turn diverson off I can open it.

Can someone explain what to modify and how (assume I’m an idiot).
 

Mutzli

Very Senior Member
Hey I got a question.

It seems like diversion (or pixelserv) is blocking some certificates from acting properly. Normally it has not been a problem but recently, because of corona, I’ve been working more from home and noticed that some programs within Office 365 act up (namley forms) and complain about the certificate not being trusted.

If I turn diverson off I can open it.

Can someone explain what to modify and how (assume I’m an idiot).
Your pixelserv certificate is probably old and doesn't match the new requirements. You have to re-issue a 2048bit with a new expiration date. In Diversion go to 'ep' then manage entware and use option 3. Purge and regenerate the certificate if it's not 2048 bit.
 

thelonelycoder

Part of the Furniture

Spindel

New Around Here
Your pixelserv certificate is probably old and doesn't match the new requirements. You have to re-issue a 2048bit with a new expiration date. In Diversion go to 'ep' then manage entware and use option 3. Purge and regenerate the certificate if it's not 2048 bit.
Thanks, but still not 100 %. Now I don’t get certificate error, but forms doesn’t load correctly.

I’ll have to fiddle with it a bit, but now I at least know what path to go.
 

thelonelycoder

Part of the Furniture

TheLyppardMan

Very Senior Member
Thanks, but still not 100 %. Now I don’t get certificate error, but forms doesn’t load correctly.

I’ll have to fiddle with it a bit, but now I at least know what path to go.
I tried the option of regenerating the Pixelserv certificate before reading about it on this thread and then reimporting it both into Firefox and also into Windows via Microsoft Edge, but it didn't solve the problem of hundreds of certificate errors being flagged up by Bitdefender. Only when I disabled Pixelserv did the problem stop, but now I don't get any ad blocking on https sites, unfortunately. Up till a couple of days ago I hadn't had any such problems, so I still don't know what has caused this to happen.
 

martinr

Part of the Furniture
I tried the option of regenerating the Pixelserv certificate before reading about it on this thread and then reimporting it both into Firefox and also into Windows via Microsoft Edge, but it didn't solve the problem of hundreds of certificate errors being flagged up by Bitdefender. Only when I disabled Pixelserv did the problem stop, but now I don't get any ad blocking on https sites, unfortunately. Up till a couple of days ago I hadn't had any such problems, so I still don't know what has caused this to happen.
My first instinct would have been to turn off Bitdefender rather than Diversion/Pixelserv. ;)
 

AntonK

Senior Member
I tried the option of regenerating the Pixelserv certificate before reading about it on this thread and then reimporting it both into Firefox and also into Windows via Microsoft Edge, but it didn't solve the problem of hundreds of certificate errors being flagged up by Bitdefender. Only when I disabled Pixelserv did the problem stop, but now I don't get any ad blocking on https sites, unfortunately. Up till a couple of days ago I hadn't had any such problems, so I still don't know what has caused this to happen.
Bitdefender can't be set to ignore that error?
 

Mister10B

Occasional Visitor
First of all, want to compliment Lonely coder! Since I have AMTM and Diversion installed I noticed much more want is going in (or blocked inbound) and what is blocked out..
Related to this, I noticed after using Avast as anti-virus software :eek:, is probalby doing more harm than giving advantage.
Maybe the wrong place here, but want do you guys recommand to use as anti-virus software?
For me, I do know what I doing (USB etc, phising...) but my 2 kids now doing much more on PC's due to Covid, I am not so sure....
Appreciate any comments / suggestions (and I am de-installing Avast right now );)

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L&LD

Part of the Furniture
@Mister10B if you're using Windows 10, then all you need is the built-in solution. If you have an Office 365 (now called Microsoft 365) subscription with OneDrive, you're even more protected if you have your Desktop, Documents, and Pictures syncing automatically (particularly helpful for things like ransomware attacks, etc.).

For the kids, if they're also using Windows, and the subscription above, you can have very fine level of control over their exposure to online threats (virus or otherwise), screen time, and related concerns with the Family settings.

The video in the link below may be of some use, at least as an overview, for what Microsoft 365 can offer today's families.

https://www.windowscentral.com/microsoft-365

https://www.windowscentral.com/watch-microsoft-365-consumers-deep-dive-see-whats-new

HTH. :)
 

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