Virus in Surface Forum

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  1. Arizona Willie

    Arizona Willie Active Member

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    Yesterday and again today, my virus program has been sounding an alarm and popping up a message that it has blocked a file from the Surface web pages.

    3 times since I logged in that darn thing has gone off.

    I suspect someone may have hacked into the pages and planted a virus or two or three.
    Probably in the ads.
     
  2. Nuspieds

    Nuspieds Active Member

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    Or perhaps a false positive being reported by your Anti Virus?

    It's been fine here for me; I'm using KAV...but let's see what others are experiencing.

    By the way, what are you using?
     
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    Nothing here with Defender, and nothing has got on to my PC either.
     
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    No problems here with Win RT :) Although a few weeks back I encountered a spate of browser hijackings to ADs on this site but nothing since then.
     
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    No problems for me, and I'm running Bitdefender.
     
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    Avast & Defender both come up clean.
     
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    Could it be that those not experiencing the issue are using ad-blocking software?
     
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    sharpuser Super Moderator Staff Member

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    I have agressive ad-blocking, and see no such virus evidence.
    @Arizona Willie, be sure to dump your cache, drink plenty of fluids, and don't connect with too many people for awhile. :):)
     
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    I also have pretty aggressive anti virus settings and have never had an issue in Firefox, IE or Chrome and I use all three for this site.
     
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    FWIW I'm using Adblock Plus and NoScript. No problems on the site.
     
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    malberttoo Super Moderator Staff Member

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    I use AdBlock Plus on Chrome, tracking protection (EasyList and Privacy List) on Metro IE, and Nod 32 Antivirus. Have never had a single issue with the site.
     
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    Clean for me....
     

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