Forum compromised by scareware virus alerts?

Discussion in 'Forum Related Issues' started by wlkwichita, May 30, 2010.

  1.  I just had some of the bogus virus popups while browsing posts here. I suggest the Admins get in and take a good look.
  2. ellymae

    ellymae Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Same here.....
  3. tulsajeff

    tulsajeff Master of the Pit Staff Member Administrator OTBS Member


    Thank you for your feedback.

    I have been trying for several days now on several different browsers and several different types of AV to recreate this problem.. I can't. Everything is working exactly as it should on my end.

    I have sent all of the details to Huddler and they will have to dig into it after the holiday. They have been very good at handling issues thus far so I don't expect anything different with this.
  4. I am using Windows 7 Pro 64 bit.

    Browser is IE 8.0.7600.16385

    Thanks Jeff!
  5. ronp

    ronp Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I just got one also. I found out I wasn't logged in.
  6. meateater

    meateater Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    I'm using IE8 and Windows XP Pro and running Norton Internet Security and no problems on my end at all. Just thought I'd share.
  7. tulsajeff

    tulsajeff Master of the Pit Staff Member Administrator OTBS Member

    The only thing can tell everyone is that we are running the same ad networks that thousands of other mainstream sites do. If you get a popup from an antivirus program that you don't recognize, don't click  on it.

    I am sending all reports to Huddler and they will look into this. I probably have enough reports and screenshots for this particular issue already.

    By the way..

    I am on Windows 7 64bit/Firefox 3.6.3/McAfee Security Center - and I am seeing zero problems.
  8. cliffcarter

    cliffcarter Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    Just got one too, seen it before pop up screen says it's AV 7 and wants to run a free virus check. If you are running Windows 7 just minimize to the task bar and shut the browser off from there.
  9. meateater

    meateater Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    Sounds like windows 7 & 7 might be the culprit. Go figure.
  10. No pop-ups here, but then again I have the ads off until we get some more onboard with us.  I'm on Vista with Norton, plus the 9mm within reach!
  11. rdknb

    rdknb Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    same here, no pop up but not running ads either, vista and norton
  12. eman

    eman Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member

    getting the same pop up when i log in and then click forums is usually when it pops up . if you click any thing on it it trys to start.
  13. bob1961

    bob1961 Smoking Fanatic

    i just got this malware warning and closed the forum tab and tried downloading some virus check....i had to close the window it was trying to run in....i'm running IE8 on XP home edition on a home built cpu.............bob

  14. gregzee

    gregzee Smoke Blower

    Im having virus warnings on my home computer and at work a couple times a day.

    Home computer: windows 7 64 bit IE 8 Ad-Aware Pro virus scan

    Work computer: windows 7 32 bit ie 8 Avg Free

    For the life of me, i can't seem to track down what keeps bringing up the warnings.  It doesnt appear in any Firewall or AV logs. What pops up on mine are bogus antivirus warnings asking to click scan now.  I first thought it was something on my computers, but after cleaning windows, installing full suites of norton and McAfee, I cant find any threats on my computer.  

    It doesnt come up on any other sites that I visit.  It seems completely random when im here.

    Good luck tracking it down.  Im confused.

  15. bmudd14474

    bmudd14474 Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Bob thanks for the information this has been reported to Huddler. If you have any other issues fill out the feedback form.
  16. bob1961

    bob1961 Smoking Fanatic

    i will next time i get any problem....yeah it seems to be random as to what i click on when i got the 3 so far....i have avast and it catches everything i ever had get to my cpu over the last 7/8 years, i found nothing in my av logs either as to any virus or malware in any scans also???....i had to click fast to close what was trying to download so i could get any info on it..........bob


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