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Offline Eric

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Harmful Website Warning
« on: June 29, 2013, 09:41:44 PM »
Serious anti-virus problems going on here this evening.  When I tried logging into the forum my anti-virus program went absolutely bonkers, so I switched to my Ubuntu computer, and even here Google Chrome prevented me from accessing the forum because of malware warnings.  I just barely managed to get in, and even now Google is screaming at me... but Ubuntu is generally better protected from malware than Windows, so I'm taking a chance just to post this message.

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Re: Harmful Website Warning
« Reply #1 on: June 29, 2013, 09:54:45 PM »
Serious anti-virus problems going on here this evening.  When I tried logging into the forum my anti-virus program went absolutely bonkers, so I switched to my Ubuntu computer, and even here Google Chrome prevented me from accessing the forum because of malware warnings.  I just barely managed to get in, and even now Google is screaming at me... but Ubuntu is generally better protected from malware than Windows, so I'm taking a chance just to post this message.
No  problems on my end :no:
I've gone off on a journey to be a moderator at another forum, but this place will forever remain home for me~

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Re: Harmful Website Warning
« Reply #2 on: June 29, 2013, 09:56:07 PM »
Eric, I haven't seen any issues on my end, so I'm not sure what is wrong here.  Maybe someone else can help.

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Re: Harmful Website Warning
« Reply #3 on: June 29, 2013, 10:09:37 PM »
I came across Chrome's "Malware Detected" screen only once when I tried accessing the forum earlier today. No problems afterward.

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Re: Harmful Website Warning
« Reply #4 on: June 29, 2013, 10:14:33 PM »
Same here. Real bad, and AVG won't allow me to add a PUP exception. AVG classifies it as a "Exploit Blackhole Exploit Kit (type 2704)"



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Re: Harmful Website Warning
« Reply #5 on: June 30, 2013, 03:22:51 AM »
I just saw that Google has this site marked as a reported attack site.  Martin, could you please check things out here?

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Re: Harmful Website Warning
« Reply #6 on: June 30, 2013, 09:24:37 AM »
I noticed starting today that if I try to go directly to the website or search for the website on Google I'm getting warning messages that this site may have malware or be harmful to my computer.Curious if you guys are aware of it and if anybody else is getting the same messages? I'm able to get around the error messages by using my phone to post this message. Thanks

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Re: Harmful Website Warning
« Reply #7 on: June 30, 2013, 09:35:03 AM »
When this problem first started for me, Norton Anti-Virus would block access to the site on my Windows computer, and Google Chrome would block access on my Ubuntu computer.  Now, Google Chrome blocks access on both computers, even before Norton gets involved.

Right now the only way I can access this forum is by using Firefox on my Ubuntu computer and refreshing the page a lot.

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Re: Harmful Website Warning
« Reply #8 on: June 30, 2013, 09:42:18 AM »
In case it's useful to anyone, this is the warning screen Google Chrome gives me whenever I visit...

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Re: Harmful Website Warning
« Reply #9 on: June 30, 2013, 11:23:17 AM »
I'm putting those topics between Eric and IceManNYR into one here.  I see the warnings as well, and I have emailed Martin about it.  I hope he gets on it soon.

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Re: Harmful Website Warning
« Reply #10 on: June 30, 2013, 11:24:15 AM »
Chrome has given me the malware screen yet again for this site, but I went around the screen by "proceeding at my own risk". There must be a site bug that's making Chrome misidentify this forum as a "potentially dangerous site"  :hmm:

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Re: Harmful Website Warning
« Reply #11 on: June 30, 2013, 11:55:01 AM »
Based on the images I have seen posted from Eric in this topic, it appears the problem is not our site.  It's really our host server.  I fear the server got hacked somehow, and it would impact all sites on it, including this one.  As I said earlier, Martin must investigate it as he's the site owner here.

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Re: Harmful Website Warning
« Reply #12 on: June 30, 2013, 12:43:57 PM »
Got the same Chrome Error here on my end.

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Re: Harmful Website Warning
« Reply #13 on: June 30, 2013, 01:36:26 PM »
Phew!  So it's not just my computer being stupid.  I, too, started getting this error last night and am still getting it this afternoon.  I am using IE 10 and have Kaspersky Anti-virus which is stating that ALL of TWCT (forums and site) has a Trojan virus and is thus denying me access to the page.  Hopefully I'm safe typing this message on my smart phone!  But... It looks like many operating systems and browsers are being affected here.

As Patrick said, this must be an issue with our host server.  Unfortunately, Martin is the only one who can do something about this.  I apologize we moderators cannot fix the problem.
« Last Edit: June 30, 2013, 01:37:58 PM by WeatherWitness »

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Re: Harmful Website Warning
« Reply #14 on: June 30, 2013, 03:21:57 PM »
I've never seen anything like this and I don't really have any ideas on how it happened or what needs to be done to fix it. I've contacted our host about it.