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    Virus Alerts?

    When on page 11 of this thread, I was about to post and my computer went haywire - said that a virous was attacking and attaching to my email. My system shut me down from there and I spent the next three hours sweeping my computer. I've never had this happen before.

    I'm suspicious; something weird went on here with me anyway. FYI and please advise if anyone knows what may have happened. Thank you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Woe.be.gone View Post
    When on page 11 of this thread, I was about to post and my computer went haywire - said that a virous was attacking and attaching to my email. My system shut me down from there and I spent the next three hours sweeping my computer. I've never had this happen before.

    I'm suspicious; something weird went on here with me anyway. FYI and please advise if anyone knows what may have happened. Thank you.
    Yeah, my virus protection picked it up. Thankfully it did so before it could do anything. I lost the WS window and had to re-open it. But something did go down, no doubt!

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    Thanks for the heads up OLG and Woe!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Woe.be.gone View Post
    When on page 11 of this thread, I was about to post and my computer went haywire - said that a virous was attacking and attaching to my email. My system shut me down from there and I spent the next three hours sweeping my computer. I've never had this happen before.

    I'm suspicious; something weird went on here with me anyway. FYI and please advise if anyone knows what may have happened. Thank you.
    I don't think it was a fluke. I thought so at first, so I didn't say anything. Now that you have posted that you had something happen to your pc, I'm going to say something. Very shortly after my post (#330) at 7:09 P.M. 10:09 P.M. Eastern) I got an alert from my anti virus software. Something was trying to insert itself in my system, but I think it got stopped by the shields. I don't know what happened, but I have a hinky feeling.
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    Regarding the virus thingy. Do we need to let the mods know? Has someone already done that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Eunice Burns View Post
    I don't think it was a fluke. I thought so at first, so I didn't say anything. Now that you have posted that you had something happen to your pc, I'm going to say something. Very shortly after my post (#330) at 7:09 P.M. 10:09 P.M. Eastern) I got an alert from my anti virus software. Something was trying to insert itself in my system, but I think it got stopped by the shields. I don't know what happened, but I have a hinky feeling.
    Did this happen when you were attempting to post on page 11 like Woe?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lexington View Post
    Did this happen when you were attempting to post on page 11 like Woe?
    No, it alerted after I posted on pg. 14. I couldn't believe my eyes, b/c I just paid $300 for a tech to clean a nasty virus off our pc, that shut me down for awhile. It was a hard bugger to get rid of.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Eunice Burns View Post
    No, it alerted after I posted on pg. 14. I couldn't believe my eyes, b/c I just paid $300 for a tech to clean a nasty virus off our pc, that shut me down for awhile. It was a hard bugger to get rid of.
    I didn't notice anything, but I had better run my virus scan. I hope everything is okay with your computer.

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    Just finished reading the thread. I could have been on page 14 too because it seems I put some thanks there. At least I did past page 11. I'll have to get some sleep now but thanks for your replies. It happened fast and I didn't come back until I swept my system which said 1 threat had been detected. What gives?

    okay I posted on page 13 so it may be when I went to push quote on page 14 that all heck broke loose.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LambChop View Post
    I also got an alert on my computer last night.
    I have sent a PM to administration regarding the "virus" alerts in this thread.
    Last edited by Patty G; 08-22-2009 at 08:18 AM. Reason: added the word "virus" alerts


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    Quote Originally Posted by jandkmom View Post
    The same thing happened to my computer last night.
    Mine too !!! I was almost afraid to come back here this morning..
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gypsy Road View Post
    Regarding the virus thingy. Do we need to let the mods know? Has someone already done that?
    I just went back and looked through pages 12-14 and I didn't notice any strange links or any code. I wonder why only certain people saw the threat? Maybe you all are using the same browser? I'm on the very latest version of Firefox and I have AVG anti-virus (wouldn't use anything else) been online since 1995, never had any viruses.
    I find this very strange though and would love to know what's going on.
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    Quote Originally Posted by whiteangora View Post
    I just went back and looked through pages 12-14 and I didn't notice any strange links or any code. I wonder why only certain people saw the threat? Maybe you all are using the same browser? I'm on the very latest version of Firefox and I have AVG anti-virus (wouldn't use anything else) been online since 1995, never had any viruses.
    I find this very strange though and would love to know what's going on.
    I don't think the virus threat that some users experienced was from this site. My guess, it was coincidence.
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    Quote Originally Posted by whiteangora View Post
    I just went back and looked through pages 12-14 and I didn't notice any strange links or any code. I wonder why only certain people saw the threat? Maybe you all are using the same browser? I'm on the very latest version of Firefox and I have AVG anti-virus (wouldn't use anything else) been online since 1995, never had any viruses.
    I find this very strange though and would love to know what's going on.
    I'm using a mac and I got this message twice. Once Thursday evening and again yesterday. Page 13 for me. Going to the link in the warning these are the two pages.

    http://google.com/safebrowsing/diagn...s.com&hl=en-us

    http://google.com/safebrowsing/diagn...44042&hl=en-us
    Last edited by JBean; 08-22-2009 at 11:15 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by whiteangora View Post
    How weird, now I really wonder what's going on?
    PS, I thought Macs didn't get viruses, is that just a myth?
    Nope, we don't get viruses another reason to dump M$. I have popup blocker on as well as "re-direct" notice. Every once in a long while, I will get those silly M$ virus warnings and I just have to giggle to myself for the stupidity. Because Safari is now available to use on M$ these popups just happen regardless of the OS used.

    This warning from yesterday wasn't a popup though. It actually was part of the window; not a new window either. I had to use my back button or click the ignore warning button on the message to get back to page 13 of this thread.

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