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Article about: Getting very perturbed as I am finding that as I move around the site that my virus protection programme keeps alerting me to the presence of the above virus. Have had at least 10 alerts in

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    Well, make that at least *three* people now. I must say that I am quite confident that good defence software (in my case Kaspersky and Malwarebytes) is not letting anything bad through, I completely understand anyone being anxious about the persistent alerts, worried enough to stop visiting. I'm really in two minds about whether there really is a threat or whether it is oversensititvity on the part of Kaspersky, but then people using other software report the same issue.

    At times like this I really wish I knew a lot more about this sort of thing, enough to make some useful contribution to a solution rather than just waving my hands ineffectively.

    See also this thread -

    Mal/HTML Gen A malware warning on this site

    which seems to imply a false positive.

    One thing I have noticed, that may have no significance, is that I do not get the threat popup activating *every time* I visit, but it mostly does.

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    My advice comes from 12 years dealing/fixing computers . Can you post a screenshot of the detection window and what are the details of the detection ?

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    No issues here and I'm using plain old Nortons...

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    This is what I get - first one being the Kaspersky popup, the others being info derived from that. I have no real doubt that this is a false positive, or at least something that won;t act unless its specifically triggered by clicking-on, but it is reassuring other people without my own fairly long experience that is the problem. (NB - the only sections of the forum I regularly visit are the various helmet-related ones. That may have no significance.)


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    I am a self confessed apple Fanboy and mainly use a IPad/mini/phone ,
    but do have a HTPC under the 50inch led TV mirrored to 2x 23inch monitors on the desk , with wireless keyboard /mouse so I can browse and type while in recliner Mode on the couch
    My HTPC has a paid subscription of Norton NIS and it does a outstanding job keeping out malware , it runs 24/7 with Twin TV digital tuners , a happy computer is a happy me .

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    Quote by Greg Pickersgill View Post
    This is what I get - first one being the Kaspersky popup, the others being info derived from that. I have no real doubt that this is a false positive, or at least something that won;t act unless its specifically triggered by clicking-on, but it is reassuring other people without my own fairly long experience that is the problem. (NB - the only sections of the forum I regularly visit are the various helmet-related ones. That may have no significance.)


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    Thanks for the pics , yes it looks like all these detections are false positives originating from displayed advertisements , you could try a add blocker addon for Firefox ,
    Or
    Can you try installing google chrome browser and addon ad blocker

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    Quote by Australia View Post
    I am a self confessed apple Fanboy and mainly use a IPad/mini/phone ,
    but do have a HTPC under the 50inch led TV mirrored to 2x 23inch monitors on the desk , with wireless keyboard /mouse so I can browse and type while in recliner Mode on the couch
    My HTPC has a paid subscription of Norton NIS and it does a outstanding job keeping out malware , it runs 24/7 with Twin TV digital tuners , a happy computer is a happy me .
    I haaaaave almost no idea what you are talking about (That gives you an idea of my level of interest and understanding regarding technology)

    Yes i have a cell phone. It is being used as an house telephone. Never leaves its place. I have an old laptop. Dont now anything besides it says "asus" on it.

    Im doomed..................
    Collect ROA, Cossack, Schuma and other WW2 Volunteer militaria.

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    Right then. Thanks, Australia (and anyone who links to Mephisto must be a good bloke), for the suggestion about an ad-blocker for Firefox, I should have thought of that myself. I'll poke about a bit and will report what happens if I find anything useful. But then again, I am a subscribing member and I don't get any visible ads anyway. Sort of baffling really.

    I won't be going to Chrome - despite my wife's enthusiasm for it (she uses it for her work with Oracle) I still find it only somewhat less horrible than IE.

    The good part is that I will redouble my efforts to reassure various acquaintances that Warrelics is not a threat to their online existence. I'd like to see them participating here.
    Last edited by Greg Pickersgill; 05-01-2015 at 10:15 PM.

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