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Postby Ariel » Mon Nov 12, 2007 9:55 am

Earlier this morning I went to the 'Books And Author' topic. When I clicked on the "Revenge Of The Elves" thread, I got a message saying something like "increased traffic of malaware are blocking your query". :shock:

Just went now and it's fine.
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Postby The Master » Tue Nov 13, 2007 7:15 pm

That's quite strange indeed. Did it look like some ad? Once in a while an interstitial or something else I don't sign up to allow here slips by and I have to go change settings on my advertising panel.

You know just as a precaution I would run Adaware or some other spyware/adware scanner on your PC.
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Postby Ariel » Tue Nov 20, 2007 8:04 pm

Oh sorry I forgot all about this. I did run scans and all is well.
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Postby Dark Knight » Sat Dec 01, 2007 7:19 pm

Well what do you know, I come to the SV site {home page}, and a message pops up about "malaware", and before the page is fully loaded, it starts to load a page from another site. I closed the message box. the page that loads tells me about malaware, and tells me to download some software...

I don't think so....not download that...

Did a scan and find a Trojan
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Postby Llew » Sat Dec 01, 2007 7:27 pm

Same thing happened to me today to, and it's not the first time.
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Postby Qray » Sat Dec 01, 2007 7:29 pm

I got the same redirect today. Unfortunately, I didn't have time to track it.
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Postby The Master » Sat Dec 01, 2007 7:40 pm

It is super critical that if you this happens you try to note what ad is on the top of the page. That is the only place this could be coming from and I can't weed it out and complain about it to the ad company until I know what it is.
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Postby Llew » Sat Dec 01, 2007 10:00 pm

I'll get a screeny next time it happens.
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Postby The Master » Sun Dec 02, 2007 7:43 pm

I may have located the rogue ad and have disabled it. Unfortunately it can take several hours for it to actually be removed from rotation. I hope this does it!
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Postby Qray » Sun Dec 02, 2007 8:59 pm

That would explain why after cycling through the ads for four hours with SnagIt I didn't run into it.
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Postby Dark Knight » Tue Dec 18, 2007 3:06 pm

NOTICE: It hit again today...

pop up about "malaware"....

As I went to the "Bar and grill" to get a drink.... :wink:

now I have a pop up stopper, two actually, but they don't seem to stop everything....
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Re: Malaware Message

Postby Boikat » Sat Oct 03, 2009 2:35 pm

Some sort of "virus warning" thhing is popping up now, and tries to install some sort of virus protection (Yeah, right!). It's like trying to step on a hyperactive roach when you try to close it out.
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