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Possible malware threat?

Last posted Dec 22, 2011 at 01:07PM EST. Added Dec 10, 2011 at 02:36PM EST
19 posts from 11 users

Going through the forums, Chrome popped up with a warning-

(Full size screencap)

It might be nothing, but both Natsuru and I thought it was worth mentioning.

Dec 10, 2011 at 02:36PM EST

Scary… My computer got hit with a major virus a couple days ago… And I come here all the time…

Dec 10, 2011 at 03:59PM EST

>tries to visit on a library computer.
>receives a browser warning from firefox
>googles aeropause
>receives warning from google when trying to visit link
what page were you on? or maybe it was in the ads??? o.o

Dec 11, 2011 at 12:39AM EST

I’ve not gotten anything in the last few days, but I use adblock.

Dec 11, 2011 at 02:19AM EST

I wouldn’t be too alarmed by messages like that unless they appear consistently every time you visit KYM

If it happens only once or twice, its probably a false alarm. That happens all the time. Usually because of ads that come from questionable hosts

Dec 11, 2011 at 04:57AM EST

I checked it four times. It’s definitely on page thirteen of the Fictional Character Alphabet Game. Every time I open it in Chrome and scroll down a little, I get the same warning.

I’m not too worried about it, it’s just a heads up.

Dec 11, 2011 at 03:47PM EST

This happened to me the other day, it was blocked though.

Dec 14, 2011 at 08:21PM EST

It’s this picture:

It’s hosted on aeropause’s website and so the warning comes up because of that.

Edit: So basically it’s NotSoCoolTheDewott’s fault for using google.

Last edited Dec 14, 2011 at 10:40PM EST
Dec 14, 2011 at 10:35PM EST

Used chrome, firefox and IE and still didn’t get any warning on this page. However when I try to visit the actual image page I do.

Dec 14, 2011 at 11:31PM EST

Yep, EFP’s most definitely right. If you look at Notsocool’s post, it is indeed from aeropause.

I really doubt Notso knew that website was inherently malicious- I bet he just did a google image search for Trogdor, found a good one, and directly embedded it into that thread… No harm meant.

Dec 15, 2011 at 12:26AM EST

This reminds me of something a year ago. When the site switched from it’s old layout to it’s current one, there was some sort of maleware threat that kept happening. This caused the site to be slow, and I kept hearing the Avast! voice saying “threat has been detected” over and over again.

Dec 15, 2011 at 07:27PM EST

Why have no staff addressed this?

Dec 20, 2011 at 04:53AM EST

I was thinking that too.

We clearly nailed the offending image. Ever since EFP posted it in this thread, this thread gives me a malware warning every single time.

Delete that image already

Dec 20, 2011 at 06:56AM EST

Just checked outta curiosity, and yes, it’s down now.

Thanks, whoever did that, and now I humbly request a lock.

Dec 21, 2011 at 11:25PM EST

The only time i have ever gotten this message was when i first tried to come to THIS thread.

Dec 22, 2011 at 01:07PM EST

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