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Offline CaeliTopic starter

Malware Detected?
« on: February 09, 2012, 06:56:18 AM »
When I clicked on this link to open it in a new tab for reference, I was instead re-directed to this page:



This has never happened to me before, and when I browse and click internal links elsewhere, this malware detected page doesn't come up.

I don't suppose someone can explain what this might be? ???

Edit: Actually, I tried to browse to that thread from my bookmarks, and came to the same error. Thread here:
http://elliquiy.com/forums/index.php?topic=126812.0

Is this an indication that something in the thread (most likely an image) is linking to an unfriendly web place?
« Last Edit: February 09, 2012, 06:59:08 AM by Caeli »

Offline Avis habilis

Re: Malware Detected?
« Reply #1 on: February 09, 2012, 07:29:43 AM »
Looks like the image of a character called Angel Rey Santos is hotlinked from the site it's warning you about.

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Re: Malware Detected?
« Reply #2 on: February 09, 2012, 11:32:21 AM »
Perhaps the image is hosted on a site that offers more 'adult' images?  Half the time that Mr. Oniya trips the virus detector, it's when he's looking at sites of that variety.  It seems that elporvenir has been the source of that enough of that to get Google's attention.

Offline Vekseid

Re: Malware Detected?
« Reply #3 on: February 09, 2012, 12:27:13 PM »
No, it usually happens when the site in question is hijacked. Staff should snip the offending images in such cases, as it's possible to attack the users of this site (mainly, those using older versions of IE) through such vectors.

Offline olive

Re: Malware Detected?
« Reply #4 on: February 09, 2012, 04:11:04 PM »
I get those warnings too, not frequently though, when I'm browsing various threads on E. Should we report that to staff in the future to have the triggering image or link removed?

Offline Avis habilis

Re: Malware Detected?
« Reply #5 on: February 09, 2012, 04:13:53 PM »
Yes please.

Offline horizen

Re: Malware Detected?
« Reply #6 on: February 09, 2012, 07:35:38 PM »
This can be dangerous for some members here... Members running old versions of web browsers can get malware or trojans installed into their computers..

Offline Avis habilis

Re: Malware Detected?
« Reply #7 on: February 09, 2012, 08:38:46 PM »
Exactly. That's why we'd like to hear if this happens again, so we can snip the image that comes from a dangerous source.

Offline olive

Re: Malware Detected?
« Reply #8 on: February 09, 2012, 10:45:17 PM »
Okay. I think maybe three times in my year here, I have seen that warning pop up while at E, but I'll be sure to let someone know if see it.

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Re: Malware Detected?
« Reply #9 on: July 10, 2012, 10:19:12 AM »
Hey *waves*

We've had three malware popup issues now in two days on our Character Sheet thread.

I've rehosted just about everything that wasn't on a safe image hosting site but removed image tags and simply left links instead for others.
I should just clear out the links as well shouldn't I?
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Offline Avis habilis

Re: Malware Detected?
« Reply #10 on: July 10, 2012, 10:21:07 AM »
Which page of the thread?

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Re: Malware Detected?
« Reply #11 on: July 10, 2012, 10:23:13 AM »
there was one caught on each of them  :-\
3 pages - 3 pop ups

I can pm you the sheets they came from though which will make it easier pm'd ;)
« Last Edit: July 10, 2012, 10:28:55 AM by Kendra »