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Old 10-05-2008, 09:07 AM   #101
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I use Firefox, too, and it happened to me. I had to do a system restore and re-download McAfee. Seems to be working okay now.

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Old 10-05-2008, 09:40 AM   #102
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I've been having problems with DS the past few days. Whenever it loads the "forum" page when I first log on, I get some sort of error page for www.profitabill.com or something. I got it both here at my house and at my moms on her computer. So far my computer seems to be running fine, but the page it takes me to asks me to sign in to continue.
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Old 10-05-2008, 09:41 AM   #103
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Use Firefox. Never had any issues with the site as long as I'm browsing with Firefox.
Nope, when it happened to me it was with firefox and adblock plus.
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Old 10-05-2008, 10:02 AM   #104
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It happened to me yesterday! ICK!
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Happened to me twice now, 2 different virii.
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Old 10-05-2008, 10:37 AM   #106
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Re: malicious software trying to install on my computer while surfing on DS 2x today.

since we KNOW its an ad, then why arent all the ads shut down until the problem is fixed?!?!?! Instead, they are all being left up so more people can have this problem. I didnt want to come back here until the problem was resolved, but I needed some information from a thread in the craft section. i am scared to go there, though because that is where it happened to me twice. My husband looked over my computer, but says its fine. whatever he has installed on here seems to ahve taken care of the problem, but its still beyond annoying. please remove the ads until its resolved!
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I just got hit for the 2nd time. Here is what mine says:

Level: High and intrusion attemped by antispywaremaster.com was blocked

Riskname: HTTP misleading application detection
Risk level: High
Attacking computer: antispywaremaster.com (89.18.181.100.80)
Traffic Description TCP,www-http
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has happened to me twice now and kicked my spyware off of my computer and we had to reinstall it????

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For everyone experiencing this, Download Firefox browser
http://www.mozilla.com/en-US/firefox/

AND after you have Firefox, download adblock plus. It will block the ads so you don't have to deal with it!
https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/1865

It will take just a couple minutes and you will be much much much safer!!

ETA--this is my screen shot. NO ADS except the tiny wahm ones by some boards





I do run Linux on my laptop, but I also have Windows and it works the same

eta--Another thing to do is to not allow scripts to run (which will break some sites, but you will be totally safe). On Firefox, you download a no scripts ad on, but not sure how you do that on IE

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I have been using Google's new web browser (on the rec. from my DH) and it has successfully blocked the pop-ups and such. When I click on a link that would (under Firefox or IE) have opened the spyware, it tells me that the attempt was made, and provides a link on how to "return to safety" which is pretty much the page I was on before.
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