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Post by Epps on 31/7/2010, 04:14

Afro just notified me that he received a malware warning while browsing the Pulp forums. After looking at the Google report (found here) it turns out that there was one link to a potential malware site int he past 90 days. However since I haven't noticed any bad links recently my guess is that it was caused by the ads. What ads, well if you turn off your ad-blocker and sign out you get Google Ad-sense ads so yeah, those ads.

Currently this message has only been seen on Google Chrome while other browsers claim the forums to be safe. My anti-virus does a lot but what it does not do is warn me about malware when I browse the forums and since I am using NOD I officially claim the site to be safe

tl;dr: false positive, site and forums are safe. Also Afro does not know how to make a screenshot.

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Post by Eraserhead on 31/7/2010, 10:09

lol afro --> ALT+PRT SCR

or in vista/win7 go to accesories>snipping tool

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Post by Epps on 31/7/2010, 12:18

Or just print screen and paste in an image editor like I always do. 9/10 times I need to censor things so yeah :p

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Post by jameless on 31/7/2010, 13:13

This happened to me as well while I was still logged into the forums. I clicked on one of the topics and chrome warned me.
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Post by Epps on 31/7/2010, 15:03

Still didn't get the warning on Firefox 3.6, Firefox 4 beta1 nor IE8 (dont have any other browsers). Still, even if there is some link to malware somewhere I'm pretty sure it wont affect any of us. Pretty sure everyone here knows to use an anti-virus...

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Post by Young Greezy on 31/7/2010, 15:10

Those of us that are awesome have a screenshot button on our keyboards. Very Happy

It's got a camera logo on it!

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Post by Hoboapple on 31/7/2010, 15:35

lolmac Very Happy
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Post by Nicobbq on 31/7/2010, 16:12

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In french on my side, but this i what i see when i visit THIS TOPIC.... weird huh.. no other topics nor pages gave me the warning except this one,
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Post by Hoboapple on 31/7/2010, 16:43

WATCH OUT IT'S THE CYBERPOLICE, THEY'VE BACKTRACED US!!!!!!!
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Post by Young Greezy on 31/7/2010, 17:01

CONSEQUENCES WILL NEVER BE THE SAME! WE DUN GOOFED!

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Post by LieuTennet on 31/7/2010, 17:01

I use chrome and never get this.
I win.
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Post by Young Greezy on 31/7/2010, 17:02

LieuTennet wrote:I use chrome and never get this.
I win.

I'm going to go ahead and say that's a lose because you have an insecure computer.
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Post by LieuTennet on 31/7/2010, 17:07

I get it elsewhere but, not on here. I'm not dumb I usually don't have viruses on my computer and I don't use active antivirus..
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Post by Epps on 31/7/2010, 19:20

What I don't get is why Firefox doesn't show the page even though Firefox also the Google protection thing...

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Post by Nicobbq on 1/8/2010, 09:14

Update : It doesn't show up today -_-
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Post by Hoboapple on 1/8/2010, 12:06

Yeah, normally you can check if a page is on a malware list on http://www.1227.com and I don't see this site when searching.
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Post by Havik on 1/8/2010, 12:24

I started using FF when i saw that. I like FF better anyways. FU CHROME FU!
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Post by jameless on 1/8/2010, 12:44

Ok so let me clear up what is happening here. If you look at the source code for any page in our forum, you will see that ads are loaded in the background. But since we choose not to show them when you are logged in, they simply don't display. They still get loaded though. Chrome takes a look at any page that is loaded including the ads. If an ad tries to load an adware cookie that takes information from what sites you are on to show you ads more in tune with the type of browsing you do, chrome warns you calling it malware.

tl;dr: Ads get loaded. Chrome is warning you of the info the ads are keeping about you. No need to worry.
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Post by Epps on 1/8/2010, 13:11

Am I the only one seeing the irony of Google warning that out forums are infected with malicious links which come from the ads THEY show?

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Post by Eraserhead on 2/8/2010, 09:03

hah indeed. can't believe they didn't exclude their own google adwords.

edit: i checked but i don't think these are adwords ads:

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Post by Havik on 2/8/2010, 10:54

Eraserhead wrote:hah indeed. can't believe they didn't exclude their own google adwords.

edit: i checked but i don't think these are adwords ads:

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they are a part of forumotion i believe.
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