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 ARCHIVED TOPIC: Malware warning on one of the archive pages


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VivianW - Posted - 02/09/2011:  17:27:59


When I tried to go to fiddlehangout.com/archive/655/3 in the archives using Google Chrome, I got a warning about malware. Here's what it said:

"Warning: Something's Not Right Here!
fiddlehangout.com contains content from banner82.com, a site known to distribute malware. Your computer might catch a virus if you visit this site.
Google has found malicious software may be installed onto your computer if you proceed. If you've visited this site in the past or you trust this site, it's possible that it has just recently been compromised by a hacker. You should not proceed, and perhaps try again tomorrow or go somewhere else.

If you understand that visiting this site may harm your computer, proceed anyway."

When I went there with Mozilla Firefox, there was no warning.

What gives? I think I had this same problem before, some time ago.

banjobubby - Posted - 02/09/2011:  18:17:27


same thing happened to me. only i got a random insatant message through skype.... i think its a big crock. this has happened before and nothing happed. plus i have a friend who wet to college for this type thing so im not to worried about it

RobBob - Posted - 02/10/2011:  04:15:47


What?

schlange - Posted - 02/10/2011:  09:33:30


Google is right... kind of. Here's the code snippet they're complaining about:

<br />Preserve and Perpetuate!<script src=http://www.banner82.com/b</p></div><div class='message' style='background-color:whitesmoke;'>

This is left over from a hacker attack from several years ago. We broke the link--the banner82.com reference isn't complete, so it can't hurt anybody. But since it still says "banner82.com" Google sees that.

So, it's safe.



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