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Virus Warning at ShotgunWorld?

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by Claysmoke27, Feb 6, 2011.

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  1. Claysmoke27

    Claysmoke27 Member

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    Anyone else getting a warning from their anti-virus software that there is a problem at ShotgunWorld?
     
  2. Mark425

    Mark425 TS Member

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    Yup. Same problem.
     
  3. GoDawgs

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    Yes, they are having issues today. The virus is called Windows Disk.....

    The weblink above will show how to remove it in case anyone gets infected.....
     
  4. prairieviper

    prairieviper Active Member

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    Yes but not when I first logged into the site. I had gone to a profile and was in the process of sending a PM when my anti virus prompted me of the threat and blocked it.
     
  5. GunDr

    GunDr Well-Known Member

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    I was wondering where the heck I picked that up. I was just getting ready to copy my wife's files to her new laptop when I discovered all of her files were gone from her document file. I did have them backed up.

    I had to run Superantispyware Remover in the safe mode to clean the crap out. After the reboot, her files were back. All seems to be running fine now.

    I was at shotgunworld just prior to that.

    Doug
     
  6. Unknown1

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    It probably came piggy-backed on one of the ad files.

    A HOSTS file installed in the computer will block those.

    MK
     
  7. Grizzlyman

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    Yup, I could not load the SGW site today. Thankfully it was blocked.
    I will stay away for the day until they get the situation sorted out.
     
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    <blockquote><I>"...I will stay away for the day until they get the situation sorted out."</I></blockquote>I'd be surprised if they even know they have a problem. That phpBB system is automated and runs off a server that handles lots of other forums just like it. I doubt that even the mods can get in touch with a technician who could run it down.

    MK
     
  9. ysr_racer

    ysr_racer Active Member

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    My AVG Anti Virus freaked out and blocked me from going there.

    I got a pop-up that said Shotgunworld.com is infected with "Exploit Eleanore Exploit kit"
     
  10. ONClaybuster

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    Yea, same here. My anti virus program pops up and blocks Shotgun Sports.
     
  11. Ted K.

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    SGW seems to run normally for me - no warnings, etc. But I'm using an Apple computer. Any one else with an Apple have the same experience?

    Ted K.
     
  12. Dickgshot

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    Norton blocked it before I got on. There's a lesson here. Stay away from those other shooting sites, Trapshooters.com is all you need.
     
  13. skeezix

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    No problems for me - but I'm on a MAC. My first foray outside the world of PC's and Windows - gotta say I'm liking it a lot so far. About 1 minute from turn on to up and running and on the www.

    john
     
  14. sernv99

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    I'm on a Mac too....no problems ;-)
     
  15. trapster100

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    Virus?
    Surfing fine with Linux !
     
  16. Huntin'Fool

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    i couldnt even get onto shotgun world
     
  17. msmith

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    My mac will let go on with no problems. My pc blocks it and its windows 7. Mike.
     
  18. X Trap 2

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    Good to know. Thanks for the heads up.Ray
     
  19. skeet_man

    skeet_man Well-Known Member

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    no problems here. However, if the problem is linked to one of their ads, that would explain it, since I run AdBlockPlus, I never see any of the ads they have on there anyways.
     
  20. blkcloud

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    I tried to go there and got a virus warning..
     
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