"Web Control: This site is blocked."

Posted April 28, 2021 192 views

I deployed my strapi backend using the DO App Platform 2 days ago. I go to visit the url to which I deployed just now, and I am now unable to on account of McAfee Webadvisor not allowing me to do so. When I go to visit said url, I receive an alert box that produces the button entitled ‘undefined’. I proceed to click it, and then the following text displays:

This site is blocked.

An unacceptable security risk is posed by this site.
McAfee Web Category: Spyware/Adware/Keyloggers
McAfee Security Rating: Red

I check the health of my database and component and everything appears to be “healthy”. I check the logs and don’t see anything there either. I try redeploying the app, but to no avail. Is McAfee misinterpreting this url as being potentially threatening for whatever reason? I’m puzzled and need some answers. Thank you!

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As the content is being blocked by McAfee, I would recommend following the steps here:

  • On the Block and Allow List tab: Click Add
  • From the drop-down, select either Allow or Block.
  • Enter URLs or partial URLs (site patterns) of at least three characters.
  • For multiple sites, enter a comma-separated list or enter each site on a separate line.
  • Enter a comment or note to associate with the site (optional).
  • Click OK.