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Post  will baddeley on Tue Mar 06, 2012 2:09 pm

I notice occasionally that I am unable to open some threads due to warnings. Presently I am getting a malware warning on Rob K's Which Broom thread. It says that a page contains www. smokewithoutfire.co.u.......(dont want people to open link), a site known to distribute malware.
Anyone else had this problem?

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Post  will baddeley on Tue Mar 06, 2012 2:21 pm

Whatever it is appears to be on the first page as I am able to click last post and view the second page. I am running google Chrome.

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Post  The Lad on Tue Mar 06, 2012 2:56 pm

Thanks for the info Will B I have not opened the thread

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Post  will baddeley on Tue Mar 06, 2012 3:01 pm

I don't want people to ignore the thread as your protection should stop it from opening. I was just wondering if anyone else was having this show up as well?

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Post  Oliver Muscio on Tue Mar 06, 2012 3:23 pm

I am not seeing anything like that (I.E.9)
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Post  Oliver Muscio on Tue Mar 06, 2012 3:32 pm

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Post  The Lad on Tue Mar 06, 2012 4:54 pm

Hi Will I know that you were helping and warning that it could have been a malware
I just looked at Rob's thread and it all 3 pages looks good to me

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Post  JimLewis on Tue Mar 06, 2012 5:42 pm

This was discussed on the moderator's forum. That site had popped up on Tony's machine, too, I think. I never saw it. Neither did other mods in the USA.

There was some discussion that it might affect only machines in the UK, but I never heard that resolved, but if it is on something Rob posted . . . ?

Just be careful.

If you have an anti-malware program, run a thorough check of your computer. I use Spybot Search and Destroy. Windows has a good Malware remover.

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Post  coh on Tue Mar 06, 2012 8:29 pm

Yep, I'm getting that warning message...and have seen it on other threads as well. I'm in the U.S., running on google chrome with Norton antivirus.

Strange thing is, I think I was able to view that thread without any warnings before today.

Edit to add - just noticed that the warning message states (in part) "Google has found malicious software may be installed onto your computer if you proceed. " So this must be a warning from the browser (google chrome) I don't get the warning when I use I.E.

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Post  David Brunner on Wed Mar 07, 2012 12:39 am

I got the same warning message, and I am also running Chrome. It could be unique to the Chrome browser. I did not proceed to the post out of caution.

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Post  coh on Wed Mar 07, 2012 12:51 am

What's interesting is that if you use another browser, you go right to the thread (and images) without any warning. Which I did (using IE) and nothing seems to have happened.

I did some googling and couldn't find anything definite concerning the "threat" so, as with most things on the internet, proceed at your own risk (and with appropriate protection!)

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Post  JimLewis on Wed Mar 07, 2012 6:43 pm

I don't use Chrome, but I have it on my computer. I just got a notice that there's an "improvd" version out. Maybe that would fix whatever problem there might be.

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Re: Question? about malware

Post  Mike Jones on Wed Mar 07, 2012 9:08 pm

Yes Will I get the exact same malware warning precisely as you describe. Running Chrome.

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Post  jgeanangel on Wed Mar 07, 2012 10:11 pm

Get a MAC

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Post  fiona on Wed Mar 07, 2012 10:25 pm

jgeanangel wrote:Get a MAC
We'll have less of that bad language on here please. This is a respectable forum.

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Re: Question? about malware

Post  jgeanangel on Wed Mar 07, 2012 11:51 pm

fiona wrote:
jgeanangel wrote:Get a MAC
We'll have less of that bad language on here please. This is a respectable forum.
Smile
You poor misled soul!

You have to wonder why so many people pay so much to protect their computers from malware? sure seems like some kind of racket to me???

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Post  Bob Pressler on Thu Mar 08, 2012 2:51 am

jgeanangel wrote:Get a MAC

I have to agree, begging your pardon fiona.

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Post  Mike Jones on Thu Mar 08, 2012 8:44 am

jgeanangel wrote:Get a MAC

I can confirm I do not get this malware warning when using my MAC.

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Post  The Lad on Thu Mar 08, 2012 10:34 am

jgeanangel wrote:Get a MAC

Whats A MAC !!!!! is that the Coat COLUMBO in the Tv Series Wore all the time

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Post  Hans van Meer. on Thu Mar 08, 2012 10:40 am

jgeanangel wrote:Get a MAC

No can do, I am on a diet! Crying or Very sad
Cheers,
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Post  The Lad on Thu Mar 08, 2012 11:16 am

Hans van Meer. wrote:
jgeanangel wrote:Get a MAC

No can do, I am on a diet! Crying or Very sad
Cheers,

Hans van Meer.

Hi Hans I like it, guess French Fries are out of the Question Then !!!! Humour at last on the IBC

Take care

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Re: Question? about malware

Post  lordy on Wed Mar 14, 2012 7:53 pm

fiona wrote:
jgeanangel wrote:Get a MAC
We'll have less of that bad language on here please. This is a respectable forum.
"I dont care who you are, that's funny right there."

~Larry the Cable Guy

FWIW, I use Firefox browser and never saw the warning. I also use Malwarebytes free download and it catches junk. There is a free Microsoft virus protection called Security Essentials that my nephew (works for Microsoft) recommended. It works too.

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Re: Question? about malware

Post  Tyler on Thu Mar 15, 2012 11:13 pm

I am running chrome (in canada, eh) and have gotten that warning also. Nothing bad yet, but I haven't gone past the warning.

P.S. Fiona, Thank you for keeping the forum clean.

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