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Old 03-09-2009, 05:37 AM   #1
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Anyone else getting viruses while on this site?

Ok, frequently I click on a thread here and if at home, I get these warnings that there is spyware or malware on the site and it blocks access. And sometimes at work, the same thing happens, except it starts to download this stuff and I have to hurry up and click off. Like right now, I clicked the Amish Friendship bread recipe and I didn't see it, this malware stuff came up in this place.

Of all the sites I visit online, DS is the only place where this consistently happens, at least once a day. Luckily I have good anti-virus software, but it's becoming a PIA to visit here and have to deal with this stuff.

Anyone else?

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Old 03-09-2009, 05:42 AM   #2
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Re: Anyone else getting viruses while on this site?

Yep, this just happened to me yesterday. I agree, PIA!
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Old 03-09-2009, 06:23 AM   #3
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Re: Anyone else getting viruses while on this site?

yes, but when it pops up it IS NOT my anti virus program, it is an ad or something. I just close it out and keep going. When I scan with the program actually installed on my computer there is no virus.
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Re: Anyone else getting viruses while on this site?

yes! but the scanner thing is the virus tricking you into thinking there's a virus.

when it pops up and you can't click on th X just hit ctrl+alt+delete and end the task to get away from it. i think it's one of the cookies in my search bar because when i click on a past link to this thrift forum it pops up.
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Re: Anyone else getting viruses while on this site?

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yes! but the scanner thing is the virus tricking you into thinking there's a virus.
No, that's spyware that is being loaded on your machine. My brother who is a tech director for a university told me to start using google Chrome as my browser, and half the time I use chrome, it won't even let me VISIT DS because it says that spyware is detected on it's site. When I run my anti-virus stuff, it does pick up spyware that I'm assuming came from here, because this is the only site that happens to.

I'm wondering what the deal is. It's just annoying as all heck, and if my computer goes down at home, I'll be freaking out!
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Re: Anyone else getting viruses while on this site?

Yeah, I've been having that happen too, and it sucks. If you ask the top people they will deny it. I won't what is wrong with the site that it does that all the time.
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Re: Anyone else getting viruses while on this site?

it just happened to me for the first time
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Re: Anyone else getting viruses while on this site?

It happened to me on my parents computer this weekend, a few times. But thankfully it never has happened on my home computer or I would want to shoot someone (I'm on here a LOT).
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Re: Anyone else getting viruses while on this site?

its a very bad virus. i just had to pay to have it removed from my computer last week. the tech said your antivirus doesn't catch it cause it disables it. be careful what you log into once you have that virus--ie bank accts and paypal. you don't want to give your personal info out
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Re: Anyone else getting viruses while on this site?

It happened to me on Saturday on my computer. I spent the afternoon updating my anti-virus and spyware and scanning everything after that. Then it happened on DH's laptop this morning. Grrrr...

I need to make sure I update my archive files for my photos today just in case.
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