Inbox Viewer???? MODERATOR??

Discussion in 'BYC Website & Forum Feedback & Announcements' started by erijn5, Nov 22, 2013.

  1. erijn5

    erijn5 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 8, 2008
    South Central IL
    I keep getting windows popping up saying I need to download something to view my PM'S on here. Do I need to do this, or is this spam?? I clicked it and my computer told me it could do harm to computer. Is this true, or do I need to do it??

    HELP PLEASE!
     
  2. rebelcowboysnb

    rebelcowboysnb Confederate Money Farm

    That is odd...
     
  3. erijn5

    erijn5 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 8, 2008
    South Central IL
    That is what I thought??
     
  4. Hinotori

    Hinotori Silver Feathers Premium Member

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    You don't need a viewer to read your PMs here.

    I'd run some virus scans if it was my computer.
     
  5. Nifty-Chicken

    Nifty-Chicken Administrator Staff Member

    You definitely shouldn't need anything to view PM's here other than to be logged in.

    We have not received any other reports of this problem and we have thousands of people logging in throughout the day, so my guess is that it is something isolated to your computer.
     
  6. Happy Feathers

    Happy Feathers Out Of The Brooder

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    I just clicked on the "View New Messages" icon and twice got ACE INBOX VIEWER. It said I needed it to view my PM's. It also said it could access everything on my computer and every webpage or site I visited! I didn't download it, clicked the search function here instead and found this thread.
     
  7. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Sounds like a virus to me. Nothing is needed to view your PMs here. Scan the computer for viruses.
     
  8. Princess Amri

    Princess Amri Is Mostly Harmless

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    Ads that look like message notifications are pretty common. BYC's notifications are just a little link that says "Private Messages" with a number next to it. If the notification is flashy and obnoxious, it's best to not click it. :)
     
  9. ivan3

    ivan3 spurredon Premium Member

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    https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/864318/the-download-ruined-my-computer/10#post_13061312
     
  10. Bocktobery 10

    Bocktobery 10 Chillin' With My Peeps

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