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Old 01-07-2014, 10:37 PM   #1
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Default Answered: Virus Popup?

While I was browsing the forums about ten minutes ago a popup came up saying me that some sort of FLV player download was ready, as if I had started to download something. Of course I didn't try to download anything so I can only assume it was some sort of fake popup trying to give me a virus. I asked my tech friend and he said it was most likely a fake also. I'm running a scan on my computer now, but I just wanted to report this in case there was some sort of virus on the forums somewhere.

I was in the Housez topic when this happened, if thats helpful.

Uh oh I think I may have posted this in the wrong place. Can a Moderator move it to the correct place if there is one, please?

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Best Answer - Posted by blessedx5
Sadly, WI frequent virus issues. Most likely due to the ad program they use (which also gives some very graphic unfriendly ads on occasion).
Best thing you can do (and this goes for ALL sites) is never click on any pop-ups or questionable ad. Never download anything you didn't intentionally get. Have a good virus protection, then only trust it. Some ads try saying you have a virus or your computer is infected, click to scan now. This is itself a virus, check your virus protection to scan if needed. And finally and very important in my opinion... get adblock. It's free and available for all browsers and is wonderful! You can adjust as needed, turning it on and off on different pages.
Personally I keep mine on for WI all the time. For WW I usually have it on but if there are certain promotions running or for theater prizes I will turn it off. They don't work with it on. But I can turn them right back on when I'm done.

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Old 01-09-2014, 06:20 AM   #2
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thanks for the info. and welcome to WI,


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Old 01-09-2014, 03:44 PM   #3
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Update: I am also receiving pop ups on my cell phone when I use WI Forums that say "check your android for a VIRUS". I have received this pop up three times.
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Old 01-09-2014, 06:02 PM   #4
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Always have a good anti-virus program, fully updated, and also NEVER NEVER click on a pop-up!
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Old 01-09-2014, 06:49 PM   #5
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I'm using Chrome, and I've been getting a lot notifications lately that my antivirus program has blocked a pop-up from WI.
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Old 01-09-2014, 07:03 PM   #6
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I have been getting quite a few,today alone i got two from WI where my alarm has gone off,and blocked it.
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Old 01-09-2014, 07:07 PM   #7
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Default Re: Virus Popup?

Sadly, WI frequent virus issues. Most likely due to the ad program they use (which also gives some very graphic unfriendly ads on occasion).
Best thing you can do (and this goes for ALL sites) is never click on any pop-ups or questionable ad. Never download anything you didn't intentionally get. Have a good virus protection, then only trust it. Some ads try saying you have a virus or your computer is infected, click to scan now. This is itself a virus, check your virus protection to scan if needed. And finally and very important in my opinion... get adblock. It's free and available for all browsers and is wonderful! You can adjust as needed, turning it on and off on different pages.
Personally I keep mine on for WI all the time. For WW I usually have it on but if there are certain promotions running or for theater prizes I will turn it off. They don't work with it on. But I can turn them right back on when I'm done.

Welcome to WI!
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