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Old 02-07-2013, 12:35 PM   #1
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Anyone else have this problem? My current virus software lately has been warning me of more and more normal sites giving off Malicious URL warnings, and in the past two days so has The Hype. It isn't an infection as far as I can tell as I've run multiple virus scans and spyware scans, and it isn't my computer that is infected, but it tells me on this and a few other sites I normally visit that a malicious URL has tried to access my PC. Any thoughts?

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Old 02-07-2013, 01:36 PM   #2
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You're not alone. The viruses are being sent through infected servers that are used to hotlink images and display ads. I've located them in the awesome and lolpic pages, as well as the lolbatman page. Basically any page that has a lot of pictures are prone to being sending you malware.

We had a long discussion about this a year or two ago and we came to the concensus that you should install anti malware and keep your PC's security updated.

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Old 02-07-2013, 01:41 PM   #3
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any of you visiting a thread with pics? Those that link them from certain sites can carry virus and such

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Old 02-07-2013, 03:04 PM   #4
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Well so far I haven't suffered an infection, my anti-virus just updates me when it has blocked an attempt and I've virus scanned a couple times this week and found no threats. But the places it claims I was attacked were three times in the a community thread list, once on the main forum view, and once or twice in the Star Wars forums. I don't frequent the lolpics, or any of the pic heavy threads so I guess it is ads, but I'm not sure.

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Old 02-07-2013, 03:06 PM   #5
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sounds like a one of those ads, every now and thing one has a nasty surprise

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Old 02-07-2013, 04:42 PM   #6
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Could it have anything to do with a bug in the browser you are using? Chrome did that for me for a while, then an update came out, and all was well again. Maybe check some forums about something like that?

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Old 02-07-2013, 05:12 PM   #7
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Far as I can tell, it's a URL:mal warning, which the web seems to say means through either blocked pop up or ad or picture, a website on a block list from my AV is trying to connect. So I guess that solves it.

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Old 02-07-2013, 07:00 PM   #8
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Far as I can tell, it's a URL:mal warning, which the web seems to say means through either blocked pop up or ad or picture, a website on a block list from my AV is trying to connect. So I guess that solves it.
I had the exact same problem with The Hype two weeks ago. Just as Morg posted, it's most likely from people incorrectly uploading pics. The only time that message popped up was when I went into the Funny Pics thread.

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Old 02-07-2013, 07:52 PM   #9
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Here's the original thread that I created a year back regarding this ongoing problem. I suggest the mods should merge these:

http://forums.superherohype.com/show...408&highlight=

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Old 02-07-2013, 08:21 PM   #10
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I had the exact same problem with The Hype two weeks ago. Just as Morg posted, it's most likely from people incorrectly uploading pics. The only time that message popped up was when I went into the Funny Pics thread.
Probably, although like I said, mine haven't been mostly in threads, so I'm assuming it is certain ads currently running on site.

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Old 02-07-2013, 08:23 PM   #11
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This is the reason I use NoScript on my browser.

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Old 02-07-2013, 10:52 PM   #12
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Oddly, did a virus scan, a spyware scan, downlaoded a malware program and did a scan and all turned up negative. So I restarted my PC and haven't had any warnings since. Wonder if my AV was just derping.

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Old 02-18-2013, 12:01 AM   #13
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if yall ever see anything that comes up as a pop up, please screen cap it and less us know

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