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Amazon Instant Video - warning from "Opera's Fraud and Malware Protection" !?

  • Hi,
    When I try to login into my Amazon Instant Video account via Opera, I get a warning from "Opera's Fraud and Malware Protection".
    Interestingly, I got this message for the first time yesterday, after I reinstalled a Vista-machine and wanted to set everything up. I don’t get this message from Opera, if I login to Amazon Instant Video from a Win7/Win8.1 Computer(s).

    Specs, affected PC
    Opera: 28.0.1750.40
    System: Windows Vista 32-bit
    Anti-virus: Norton Internet Security

    Thank you in advance for any answer.

  • Windows Vista 32-bit Anti-virus: Norton Internet Security

    Wow, you have the trifecta of awfulness going on there; Vista, 32-bit and Norton. If you can, upgrade that box to Windows 7. It has the same system requirements as Vista, a better interface and will be supported for longer by Microsoft. Uninstall Norton. Its a poor virus scanner, causes more problems then it solves and charges you for the privilege of making your life harder. Avast is free and better in my option. Microsoft Security Essentials/Defender is also decent. Throw Malwarebytes and Spybot on there for good measure and you'll have you bases cover for the low, low price of zero dollars. If your chip is 32-bit, well, theres nothing much you can do about that but its not ideal.

    As for the topic you posted about, that is very strange. I used Amazon instant video just today and had no problems. It could be that some adware has gotten on your system and is feeding you ads which are triggering the warning but you'd almost definitely see it in more places than just Amazon if that was the issue.

  • Hi,
    I searched the web today and found a few complaints with this issue at least here in Germany, which all accrued yesterday. One guy already reported it to Amazon , will see what comes out of it.

    As to Vista, I am using it with my old secondary Acer TravelMate, which I will keep for nostalgic reasons till it falls apart. 🙂