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eero plus malware test failure

I am becoming increasingly concerned that eero plus is not providing the level of security it proposes to be. 

eicar.org provides Anti-Malware test files and while eero plus catches all 4 of the standard protocol http files it FAILS to catch all 4 files with the SSL enabled protocol https. All 4 files downloaded to my machine where Norton Security caught and immediately removed the .com and .txt but the .zip files were not caught by Norton until they were opened.

http://www.eicar.org/85-0-Download.html

Maybe I am not understanding how eero plus works but I find it very concerning that any of these files are able to get through eero plus.

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  • Same here. I came across the Fortinet site where they provide 18 tests. I failed on the first 1! EIcar download fail

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  • eero Plus on the network side doesn't scan downloads/files. It's not designed to do that, nor does eero claim that it does. It's only designed to block access to known malicious sites/URLs. You need to install/activate the Malwarebytes software (which a subscription to is included with eero Plus, but it's a 3rd party software) if you want to protect yourself against malware.

    Probably the reason it blocked the non-SSL download attempts is because those URLs are in the blacklist--but the SSL ones are not (they come from a sub-domain of eicar.org).

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