I found something bad in the forum!

Discussion in 'BYC Website & Forum Feedback & Announcements' started by Dapplepony, Jan 26, 2012.

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  1. Dapplepony

    Dapplepony Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 19, 2010
    I went to the thread for bored people in GJ&F and couln'd go to the 5th page because google alerted me to malware. I just wanted to let the mods know by posting here.

    The computer dysplays this message:

    WARNING: Something is not right here!

    www.backyardchickens.com contains content from a site know to ditribute malware. Your computer might catch a virus if you visit this site.

    Google has found malicious software may be installed into your computer if you proceed. If you've visited this site in the past or trust this site, It's possible that it has recently been compromised by a hacker.

    (edited to remove link to malware site.)
     
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  2. OwlLover

    OwlLover Alaskan Wanderer

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    Report it!
     
  3. Dapplepony

    Dapplepony Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 19, 2010
    Aye-aye, captain!
     
  4. Dapplepony

    Dapplepony Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 19, 2010
    I reported it.
     
  5. Lothiriel

    Lothiriel Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    I just went to that thread and went to the 5th page with no problems, no malware warnings, etc. on all the browsers (IE, FF, Safari and Chrome).
     
  6. Gargoyle

    Gargoyle Overrun With Chickens

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    It's possible the malware was in a link posted by a user, but it is also quite possible it was in an ad.
    The ad distribution companies are good at catching and shutting down that stuff pretty fast, but it can usually sneak in for a few hundred page views n multiple sites in the seconds or minutes it takes them to detect and kill it.o
     
  7. OwlLover

    OwlLover Alaskan Wanderer

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    I have adblocker and saw it.
     
  8. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

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    No problem was encountered in loading the posts in question. However, that page has now been removed from the forum.
     
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