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Malicious site nonsense

  1. Oct 21, 2011 #1
    Is it only me or anyone else get this site blocked by their antivirus in the last few days?
     
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  3. Oct 21, 2011 #2

    Borek

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    Didn't happen to me.

    What browser and what antivirus software do you use?

    I am moving the thread to feedback.
     
  4. Oct 21, 2011 #3

    phinds

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    No, I've been on a lot last couple of days and have seen nothing amiss.

    I use both IE and FireFox and have Norton System 360
     
  5. Oct 21, 2011 #4
    I am using Firefox and Norton Internet Security.Two times It happened I was trying to enter a thread and got redirected to some unknown site that got automatically blocked as a malicious site. And the last time the actual PF thread got blocked.
    I am doing a full system scan to see if I don't have something nasty on my end.
     
  6. Oct 21, 2011 #5

    Evo

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    Oh, it's either viglink or vigilink, I get redirected to both from here. viglink is an advertising thing and is tied to the forum, and vigilink is tracking, I checked the vigilink and mine seemed to be coming from my cable company according to HP.
     
  7. Oct 21, 2011 #6

    PAllen

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    Strange. I use firefox to get to physicsforums from 3 different computers with 3 different operating systms, never had such a problem. I also use Norton on one of these computers. I do see that scripts run from viglink (using a tool that tracks such things), but it never caused this symptom for me.
     
  8. Oct 21, 2011 #7

    Evo

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    Norton thinks TV Guide cookies are malicious and is the only "threat" it finds monthly. :rolleyes:
     
  9. Oct 21, 2011 #8

    PAllen

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    That I do see, and ignore, on the computer using Norton.
     
  10. Oct 24, 2011 #9

    FlexGunship

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    Lucky! I'd swear that my IT department has a quota. Each month I get a list more absurd than the previous month's about all of the dangerous things I've done. My favorite entry is:

    "Refreshed browser twice within 5 seconds."
     
  11. Oct 24, 2011 #10

    AlephZero

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    If your IT deparment is the same as most, they probably can't figure out how you are getting fast enough response to display a page in less than 5 MINUTES.

    And if they DO figure it out, they will then start working on a way to stop it...
     
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