Viruse From Gardenweb

ncrealestateguyFebruary 22, 2012

Anyone else getting viruses coming directly from Gardenweb the last week? I am. Thankfully my AVG protection is blocking them.

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marie_ndcal

Nothing so far, maybe AVAST got it or Earthlink?

    Bookmark   February 22, 2012 at 11:31AM
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chispa

Yes, it happened yesterday. Anti-virus caught it, but it kept popping up. Cleared all my history, cookies, etc and then cleared virus from the file it was in. Everything seems to be working now and no more pop up warnings about same virus.

    Bookmark   February 22, 2012 at 12:38PM
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DLM2000

Not that I noticed and everything *seems* to be working fine. Operative word *seems*...... will run a scan anyway.

    Bookmark   February 22, 2012 at 1:46PM
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patriceny

Not a virus....but that darn FIKA add that keeps popping up on the right hand side of the screen keeps freezing up my internet browser! I've had to shut down and restart so many times I'm about to stop coming here...

Does anyone know how to contact GW and let them know of the problems with the ad? (I'm assuming GW would care....perhaps I'm being overly optimistic. Ha-ha.)

    Bookmark   February 23, 2012 at 9:59AM
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writersblock

Try firefox with ad-block, or on a mac get something like glimmerblocker. No more ads, no more underlined text, etc.

    Bookmark   February 23, 2012 at 10:09AM
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deee_gw

Same thing happened to me. I think I was on Firefox when it came up. The AVG got it and I quarantined it. Don't know if it was a false alarm or a real virus.

    Bookmark   February 23, 2012 at 11:40AM
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weedyacres

Yep, Firefox with AdBlock Plus solved all the GW annoying ad problems for me.

    Bookmark   February 23, 2012 at 3:18PM
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nancylouise_gw

I also use Firefox with AdBlock. No more sidebar ads. Works great. NancyLouise

    Bookmark   February 23, 2012 at 6:46PM
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shaxhome

It's not a virus, and it's not Garden Web.
It's AVG. And it's a false positive.

Regards,
Shax

Here is a link that might be useful: Computer Help Forum

    Bookmark   February 24, 2012 at 2:45AM
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ncrealestateguy

Thanks Shaxhome

    Bookmark   February 24, 2012 at 7:24AM
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