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    Do Other Members Experiencing This?

    While ago I sent a message to our admin about a message coming out of my screen about the site infected by some form of virus. Do you also experience this?
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    I run Avast as my anti-virus software and I have never seen that particular warning, for this site or for any other site.

    The warning says "See details" at lower right. Have you clicked that for details?
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    I have just accessed the same page you did. I am also running Avast as my antivirus, albeit on a Mac, but I tried the same page from a PC running Windows 10 of my son. No such message pops-up, as you can see in the screen shot I attach here. In the picture, you can see your screen shot and below it a browser window, on my computer, showing the same thread. No messages from Avast, or anything else.

    There is definitely something that is unique to your computer, I wish I could tell you how to solve it. However, a virus is usually not spread by accessing a web site, see this document. Also, please let me know if you get this message, no matter what page you try to access in our site, for example, try this:

    https://forum.m1911.org/misc.php?do=showlegal

    This is a plain html page, no scripts are run. Tell me if you get the Avast message in this page too.
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    I too have seen browser redirects when accessing this site but only from clicking a google search result. However, in my case, I believe what I am seeing is my ISP's (or someone else's) monetization engine redirected to an ad-laden site - not that I could ever prove that. I do know the ISP injects ads into youtube video streams via a transparent proxy and employs other ad-related schemes or, at least, browsing on a "different" non-monetized network produces significantly different results than when using my ISP. On the positive side, I do see a lot of nice gun ads for some reason - not that I have any interest in firearms

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    Quote Originally Posted by pjk9hp View Post
    While ago I sent a message to our admin about a message coming out of my screen about the site infected by some form of virus. Do you also experience this?
    Are you running just the basic Avast, or did you allow Avast to install a bunch of its supplementary "features"? Recently, they've added a lot of bells and whistles that seem to create more problems than they provide any real security. I think they have one called "Safe Browsing," and another that has something to do with shopping ("SafePrice"?), and something called "WebRep," and there may be a couple of others. I don't remember -- I removed them all, and now when I update Avast I decline the installation of any of that garbage.

    I suggest reading this:

    https://groups.google.com/forum/#!to...us/6oHaKbGB-5A

    Also, what browser do you use? I hope it's not Avast's "SafeZone" browser. IMHO that's another piece of garbageware.
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    Last edited by Hawkmoon; 29th November 2017 at 08:19.


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