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BobH
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When I visit this site now, my virus software says it's blocking a Trojan Horse virus and once I log off, I do a scan on my computer and my software detects between 70-110 adwares & spam.

This started yesterday & it still happened today when I clicked on this site. I scan my system with Superantiispyware, the free version.

Anybody else know of this issue?

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I haven't seen any problems and I've browsed this site on Mac, Linux and Windows. I'd be more suspicious of anything called "Superantiispyware".     Sounds like one of those scam 'cleaner/security/anti-virus' apps that claim to find and fix all kinds of problems, but it's all really just a lot of noise to convince you to upgrade to the "Premium" version.

I'm not saying 'Superantiispyware' is one of those, but am saying you don't need it.

 

If you're on Windows, Microsoft Security Essentials should be all you need.

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BobH
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After posting the above, I scanned my computer again & the software detected 65 tracking cookiies that they deem possible threats. Avast, the virus software that I use still says it's blocking a Trojan Horse virus when I visit this site.  I usually do a weekly scan & never find any tracking cookies.

Adware tracking cookies may or may not pose a threat but they did on my computer last year, hence, why I changed spyware software.

Anyone else have virus software that has detected a Trojan Horse virus?  I'd like to continue to use this site.

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BobH
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April 3, 2013 - 6:45 pm
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Xenabi,

 

Superantispyware was recommnended by IT personnel at a large corporation that uses it also. As I mentioned, the software is free & I had all kinds of problems before using it.

Avast is the software that keeps blocking the Trojan Horse.

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I just cleared all my cookies,  quit firefox, restarted a new session, then logged into this forum.    I now have 2 cookies; fiddlerman.com and youtube.

 

Is it possible you picked up a bad cookie from somewhere else that is getting triggered by one of the integrations on this site, like facebook, google etc?   This site is ad-free as far as I can tell so it shouldn't be setting any Adware cookies.

 

Edit: after posting, now I have a google cookie as well, but that's it.

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Yes, very possible that it could be a bad cookie. The software says it removes all threats but who knows.  I did a complete computer scan for all malware, viruses, etc this past weekend on all my computers & nothing was detected.

Just seems strange that there's a Trojan Horse being blocked from another software mfr also.

Anyway, I should have label this topic with a question mark because I don't want to alarm anyone needlessly especially if I'm the only one that is detecting an issue.

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I'm getting messages about this, too. Every time I access any page on this site, a message pops up that Windows Defender detected malware.

surprised

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Guess I should have mentioned that I"m currently browsing under Linux, which makes all the difference.

 

Firefox, and Chrome both have plugins/extensions that block tracking cookies,  you may want to check some of them out.

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I'd be willing to bet that Pierre doesn't have anything bad on the pages.  But the chatroom is an external site/service and chatango may have gotten on the "bad" lists at some point. 

 

"This young wine may have a lot of tannins now, but in 5 or 10 years it is going to be spectacular, despite the fact that right now it tastes like crude oil. You know this is how it is supposed to taste at this stage of development." ~ Itzhak Perlman

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Fiddlerman
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I ran some tests and it seems that all is well here. :-)
Thanks for the updates. You can never be too careful!!!
If someone does discover something, please be quick to inform me.

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but the one who needs the least."

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I agree Dan. I'm not a fan of Chatango.   I suggest g+

 

 

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I get them also, chatango is nasty....I get around 50 spam emails a day since starting with it... its not this website, its chatango......hosted off site...

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No problem here at all. I use McAfee and have never had any reports of threats of any kind.

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I mostly use my iPad. No problems here

Seen it all. Done it all. Can't remember most of dunno ..... What was I saying???? facepalm

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I use chrome and avast. It seems to work fine:)

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I was just experiencing the same issues!  I got a hold of Norton's tech support and they informed me that the type of alert I received is usually caused by an outside source that is allowed to post to the affected website.  I.e. advertisements, chat rooms, blog sites.

I can still view the forum using Chrome and IE (through Window's 8 & Norton), but can't post anything. :-(

Thankfully, I have a new iPad!  But, until Chatango gets their act together and fixes the issue, I'm limited to what I can post.  It seems like just text replies for now!

Is there a way to report an issue to Chatango?  I didn't have any issues before with my current setup! 

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Lets see if this works! (Posting pic from my iPad)  This is the message I get from Norton which started very recently.  The action prevents me from posting anything. :-(

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KindaScratchy said
I'm getting messages about this, too. Every time I access any page on this site, a message pops up that Windows Defender detected malware.

I get the same problem as well, since yesterday, 4-03-13, every time open any page.

The message said:"...containing the virus or unwanted program 'JS/BlacoleRef.CZ.3' was blocked..."

Hopefully they get it fixed soon.

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I don't have any ativirus =)

No antivirus - no problems! Hahahahahaha!rofl

\Just joking!\

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Fiddlerman
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I'm working on it guys. Should be fixed by tomorrow.

BTW Naska, Good one. LOL Don't know if everyone knows where that comes from though.

I don't have a drinking problem, I drink, get drunk, pass out, No problem!!!

That's it right Naska?

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