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MIA...UPDATE...FALSE VIRUS WARNING ON TS.com

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by JACK, Feb 18, 2011.

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  1. JACK

    JACK Well-Known Member Supporting Vendor

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    Just got JS/obfuscated virus while urfing gun threads. Caution

    I do not surf with this cmputer. AVG has it in virus vault, but I get a new warning as I click thru threads.

    I downoaded NOrton Suite ona 30 day free trial and today I uninstalled that and installed "MICROSOFT SECURITY ESSENTIALS". Obviously fro Microsoft. It as quick and easy.

    Microsoft Security Essentails is a frree program like AVG ro Avast or Avair
     
  2. 3dram8

    3dram8 Member

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    I'm getting the same message too with AVG. .....Rick
     
  3. BDodd

    BDodd TS Member

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    Love my Mac!
     
  4. JACK

    JACK Well-Known Member Supporting Vendor

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    Not receiving the virus warning thru this computer. This one uses Norton.
     
  5. TEXASZEPHYR

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    using avast and had no problems.

    Bob
     
  6. esoxhunter

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    Love my Mac too!!
     
  7. CalvinMD

    CalvinMD Well-Known Member

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    Avast...no problem detected
     
  8. vpr80

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    Nothing on corporate with Norton.
     
  9. Unknown1

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    May be a false positive from AVG.

    MK
     
  10. JACK

    JACK Well-Known Member Supporting Vendor

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    I get free norton wiht Comcast. I think I"ll switch over.
     
  11. Steve W

    Steve W Well-Known Member

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    Although I'm using Mac, but thank you for the warning to our fellow shooters.
     
  12. sliverbulletexpress

    sliverbulletexpress TS Member

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    Nothing from my windows machine running free AVG. I don't see how you could get a virus on a forum like ts.com unless you clicked on a link. The other forums and sites that run all kinds of crap in the background yes.
     
  13. grnberetcj

    grnberetcj Active Member

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    Go Mac and never look back!!

    Thanks for the heads up Jack!!

    Curt
     
  14. setool

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    I just got the message myself... Where in the hell did that come from ????

    Mark Schneider
     
  15. dudleyone

    dudleyone TS Member

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    Nothing with Kaspersky AV
     
  16. Bucko43

    Bucko43 Well-Known Member

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    I have received the virus warning message 4 times today. That just happens to be how many times I've come into this site.

    Each time I received it I moved the virus into the virus vault. I just went into the virus vault and looked at the virus and it is a banner advertisement on the home page of trapshooters.com that is infected with a virus.

    Kevin
     
  17. shelly

    shelly TS Member

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    I hate MACs since the cost twice what any other computer costs just like their IPhone. People who claim MACs are immune from viruses are wrong.
     
  18. whiz white

    whiz white Strong Supporter of Trapshooting Banned

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    Jack: How many times have I told you, NOT to be "urfing" on this site?

    I've been surfing here and nothing has shown up on my system yet. any idea which thread it was that nailed you?

    Whiz ;-)
     
  19. Bucko43

    Bucko43 Well-Known Member

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    Whiz,

    Read my post - it's a banner ad on the home page of trapshooters.com that is infected

    Bucko43
     
  20. neofight

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    Shelly, while it's true that Macs, which i own, are not immune to viruses, they tend to, due to their low market share in the industry, be less targeted. This may change as they increase their share and the creators of the viruses find easier ways to get to us. So far, knock on wood, i have never received a warning and my Mac has been operating as smoothly as the day it first booted up.

    It just quietly goes about doing what it is supposed to do.

    Like most Mac users, i'll never go back.
     
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