Problem with internet virus/scanner from antongorbunov

New Topic Post Reply Printable Version
[ << Previous Thread | Next Thread >> ]

phil-uk
Regular Member


Date Joined Jul 2012
Total Posts : 190
   Posted 1/10/2013 1:19 PM (GMT -6)   
hi all, Often, over the last few days, when I come to the Healingwell site, I get a warning from my AVG antivirus that it has just blocked a scanner from the address in the subject line.
 
Does anyone else have this problem or is it my computer?
I have checked the hard disc twice, and there seems to be no problem.
 
Any advice welcomed.
 
cheers
phil

dencha
Forum Moderator


Date Joined Feb 2009
Total Posts : 7181
   Posted 1/10/2013 2:08 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Phil,
I've had the same problem, but thought it was, perhaps, my computer issue.  It is intermittent, and doesn't strike every single time I open HW.  Still, I do think it must be related, so I'll email Peter (the Administrator) and let him know.
Thanks for mentioning it!
Denise
Is anyone else experiencing this problem? sad
 
PS--I sent Peter a capture/picture of the antivirus information that I receive following the attack.  Hopefully that will help him get to the bottom of what's happening.  I'll let you know when I hear anything. 
GERD/Heartburn Moderator
Nissen Fundoplication 2/09
Allergy/Asthma

"Whatever you fight, you strengthen, and what you resist, persists.”

“Worry pretends to be necessary but serves no useful purpose”

“Accept - then act. Whatever the present moment contains, accept it as if you had chosen it. Always work with it, not against it.”
Eckhart Tolle

Post Edited (dencha) : 1/10/2013 1:18:40 PM (GMT-7)


dencha
Forum Moderator


Date Joined Feb 2009
Total Posts : 7181
   Posted 1/10/2013 3:27 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Phil,
I got a response from Peter:
 
Thanks.  yes, I'm aware of it.  I've seen it myself a few times.  It is malware, meaning a fake Antivirus alert.  Appears to be triggered by a rogue advertisement.  I've notified my ad network and they are looking into it.
Hopefully they get it resolved soon.
 
So...he's on it.  Hopefully they'll get it figured out soon!
Denise

GERD/Heartburn Moderator
Nissen Fundoplication 2/09
Allergy/Asthma

"Whatever you fight, you strengthen, and what you resist, persists.”

“Worry pretends to be necessary but serves no useful purpose”

“Accept - then act. Whatever the present moment contains, accept it as if you had chosen it. Always work with it, not against it.”
Eckhart Tolle

phil-uk
Regular Member


Date Joined Jul 2012
Total Posts : 190
   Posted 1/10/2013 3:44 PM (GMT -6)   
hi denise, wow, that was quick! Yes, I believe it is a fake virus trying to get you to buy something, hence they get your cc details etc.
well done.

phil
New Topic Post Reply Printable Version
Forum Information
Currently it is Saturday, June 23, 2018 8:25 AM (GMT -6)
There are a total of 2,974,466 posts in 326,178 threads.
View Active Threads


Who's Online
This forum has 161279 registered members. Please welcome our newest member, Jason402.
353 Guest(s), 4 Registered Member(s) are currently online.  Details
artemis111, mrcanjar, hrpufnstuf, straydog