Malware warning from this site

Author
felix4067
Filet Mignon
  • Total Posts : 3618
  • Joined: 2003/12/13 02:58:00
  • Location: Near Grand Rapids, MI
  • Status: offline
2011/07/06 13:13:15 (permalink)

Malware warning from this site

I was just trying to look at the Aluminum Trees thread when my computer gave me a malware warning...from one of the ads maybe? A link someone posted in the thread? Hard to say, as I shan't be opening the thread and risking a headache cleaning up my computer. 
 

 
Interesting. And not good.
#1

5 Replies Related Threads

    felix4067
    Filet Mignon
    • Total Posts : 3618
    • Joined: 2003/12/13 02:58:00
    • Location: Near Grand Rapids, MI
    • Status: offline
    Re:Malware warning from this site 2011/07/06 14:06:16 (permalink)
    I just thought the powers that be would be interested in knowing if some of the ads they are hosting contain malware (or, more importantly, if a member here is posting a link to a site that contains malware). I know how to deal with it on a personal computer level, but the bigger picture is what I was going for here.  

    I suspect it's something someone posted rather than an ad, though...that is the only page on this site that generates the warning, and it does it every single time without fail.
    post edited by felix4067 - 2011/07/06 14:07:57
    #2
    ces1948
    Double Chili Cheeseburger
    • Total Posts : 1512
    • Joined: 2003/08/06 14:12:00
    • Location: Port St Lucie, Fl
    • Status: offline
    Re:Malware warning from this site 2011/07/06 14:09:28 (permalink)
    According to the pix you posted the problem was with edsel.com. I didn't see this link myself. I do have a lot of ad-blocking software installed so maybe it was blocked.
    #3
    felix4067
    Filet Mignon
    • Total Posts : 3618
    • Joined: 2003/12/13 02:58:00
    • Location: Near Grand Rapids, MI
    • Status: offline
    Re:Malware warning from this site 2011/07/06 14:27:19 (permalink)
    Yes it was. I have no idea if edsel.com has an ad or if someone in the thread posted a link to it. If I get home and the same thing happens, then it's not an ad (I'm currently at my office, but at home I have all ads blocked).
     
    OK. Just looked. It is a post by someone in the thread. Probably that should be removed.
    post edited by felix4067 - 2011/07/06 14:30:31
    #4
    ScreamingChicken
    Sirloin
    • Total Posts : 5215
    • Joined: 2004/11/05 14:36:00
    • Location: Stoughton, WI
    • Status: offline
    Re:Malware warning from this site 2011/07/06 14:56:42 (permalink)
    Given the Edsel's reputation I'm not surprised that Edsel.com is associated with malware...
     
    Brad
    #5
    MikeS.
    Fire Safety Admin
    • Total Posts : 5475
    • Joined: 2003/07/01 01:25:00
    • Location: FarEasternPanhandle, WV
    • Status: offline
    Re:Malware warning from this site 2011/07/07 11:25:46 (permalink)
    Thread has been deleted.
    #6
    Jump to:
    © 2014 APG vNext Commercial Version 5.1