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Old 26th Aug 2023, 09:38
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Contaminated with phishing

Moderator, my virus protection (AVG) informs me, that this website is contaminated with a phishing virus. Apart from the message, which says, that the offending site has been closed, there are no further problems and I can continue to read the threads. Other sites, that I visit from my pc do not show these messages, only PPR uNe does. My pc functions normally. I hope, that I am not at fault here.
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Old 26th Aug 2023, 09:45
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this should be in Prune Problems and Queries

I've never seen any such messages but then I don't click on any of the ads - some of which look very odd
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Old 26th Aug 2023, 10:22
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AVG isn't complaining on my PC.
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Old 26th Aug 2023, 13:59
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Originally Posted by washoutt
Moderator, my virus protection (AVG) informs me, that this website is contaminated with a phishing virus. Apart from the message, which says, that the offending site has been closed, there are no further problems and I can continue to read the threads. Other sites, that I visit from my pc do not show these messages, only PPR uNe does. My pc functions normally. I hope, that I am not at fault here.
I use Avast One and also get the message warning of URL/phishing with the reference cimg9.ibsrv.net
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Old 26th Aug 2023, 14:03
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I am getting it too. Something is not right. PPrune ilfiltrated by "non aviators?"
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Old 26th Aug 2023, 14:50
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Or paranoia.

Using a Google search, cimg9.ibsrv.net seems to be a regular presence on fora, apparently associated with posted images.
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Old 26th Aug 2023, 16:28
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Same here from Avast Webshield:
Threat secured. We've safely aborted connection with cimg9.lbsrv.net because it was infected with URL:Phishing.

Should I report this as to Avast as a Webshield false negative or is there really a threat?
The website is functioning normally despite the warning.
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Old 26th Aug 2023, 17:58
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Originally Posted by Abrahn
If the website is working, what do you gain? Worst case it's a false positive and you won't see an advert. Best case it's protected you from being scammed out of some money.
Thanks, Abrahn. If I report it as false to Avast I won't have to see it flashing up every time I swap Pprune forum pages.
I don't see adverts because they're blocked by another programme.
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Old 26th Aug 2023, 19:16
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Meh, Firefox and privacy badger. No problem, no adds.
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Old 26th Aug 2023, 23:13
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Virus Threat

My scanning program is telling me it is saving me from a virus every time I open a "Jetblast" page.
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Old 27th Aug 2023, 08:17
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you need to switch off the "detect idiots" function................
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Old 27th Aug 2023, 08:53
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Yep my AVG is saying the same every time I go to the "Friday Memes and Cartoons thread.

And now seems to be any Jet Blast thread


Last edited by radar101; 27th Aug 2023 at 09:08. Reason: to add "​​​​​​​And now seems to be any Jet Blast thread"
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Old 27th Aug 2023, 09:03
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This issue also popped up yesterday on another IB site.
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Old 27th Aug 2023, 10:04
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Aha, I am not the only one, so I need not to question my IQ. Hope the moderators can solve this irritating thing.
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Old 27th Aug 2023, 10:50
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Cautionary note !!
My last three attempts to view entries on this thread have triggered warnings from my AV checker (Avast) advising of 'phishing' content.
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Old 27th Aug 2023, 10:57
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Same here - and the last few posts don't seem to have any content. looks like images are missing.
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Old 27th Aug 2023, 11:04
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Originally Posted by Cornish Jack
Cautionary note !!
My last three attempts to view entries on this thread have triggered warnings from my AV checker (Avast) advising of 'phishing' content.
I'll check that. Please email your bank account details and I will see if they match our records.
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Old 27th Aug 2023, 11:14
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Originally Posted by Cornish Jack
Cautionary note !!
My last three attempts to view entries on this thread have triggered warnings from my AV checker (Avast) advising of 'phishing' content.
A few years ago Avast was found to be selling user's browsing histories. I believe they've stopped since then:

Avast is collecting its users' browsing histories and selling the data to third parties, according to a joint investigation by PCMag and Motherboard. This is just the latest example of free antivirus software harvesting data. After all, that free antivirus has to make money somehow.

Update: On January 30, 2020, Avast announced it will shut down to its Jumpshot subsidiary, which sold its users' browser histories to marketers.

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Old 27th Aug 2023, 11:28
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Reported to Internet Brands, IBJoel will hopefully check in here Monday California Time 👍
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Old 27th Aug 2023, 11:28
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Originally Posted by washoutt
Aha, I am not the only one, so I need not to question my IQ. Hope the moderators can solve this irritating thing.
FYI, this is a problem for IB tech to resolve, nothing to do with moderators.
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