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ATS is installing viruses on my computer? That is what McAfee just told me

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posted on Aug, 18 2008 @ 02:48 PM
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You know.....

You can solve your problems with a simple program


Its called No-scripts, its an add on for firefox!

Glad I could help




addons.mozilla.org...

[edit on 18-8-2008 by IMAdamnALIEN]




posted on Aug, 19 2008 @ 07:38 PM
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I just received a message from a member via U2U that their virus alert system is giving them the following message:

POSSIBLE_HIFRM
Trend Micro

Description:
This is the Trend Micro heuristic detection for suspicious files that manifest similar behavior and characteristics as the following malware:
HTML_IFRAME
...


This is a completely bogus alert designed to convince those who are unfamiliar with web terminology that the virus system is doing something. The HTML iFRAME TAG is a completely innocuous and common item in coding web pages. We use the iFrame on ATS to deliver our banner advertising in a way that doesn't slow down page loads (for most browsers).

This is a prime example of a virus scanning system giving false alarms for normal items on many web pages.



posted on Aug, 20 2008 @ 02:05 PM
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Nice one. We'll try that and see if it works.

Personally, I use three antiviral programs. AVG I use for email and as a general antiviral program. Other functions are disabled. I run the malware and antiviral program once a week in safe mode. They have a nifty MSDOS command line interface. I run Avast as my all around antiviral program. It catches viruses quicker than AVG. I use its full functionality. Then I use Symantec in safe mode only. Otherwise it is disabled.

Also I avoid porn, torrents, and warez sites. Avg marks these sites (only ones I have seen) with its link scanner as unsafe, so by avoiding the sites I have no need for the link scanner. All software downloads are through trusted sites such as filehippo.

My firewall was toasted several years ago, so I run Comodo. It is very flexible and smart. I also run the full version of Spybot S&D, which also alerts me to registry changes. Currently I have immunization problems with it which I am hoping will be worked out in the future. I run ADAware, the last version before they destroyed its functionality with new versions. The updates have to be manually downloaded and installed from their website.

I havn't noticed the Adblock plugin for Firefox actively blocking any ads on ATS. I believe it depends on your subscription. I would suggest right clicking on it to make sure, and enable any ads that may be blocked. I doubt that ATS would host inappropriate ads, as they are squeaky clean on everything else, so it is a small favor to ask of the members. NoScript is appropriately nicknamed as "The Lord of the Downloads" as they stay abreast of all changes. It too is highly flexible.

And every week run CrapCleaner, now Piriform(sp)?, EasyCleaner, and Kill Box (process killer) for temp files. Defrag with PowerDefragmentor (MSDOS interface), tune and defrag boot files with XPTune, and compress files with the inhouse program after all through.

Your PC will run like a champ. Mine does. But you have to go down for about six hours or more an a weekly basis to do this.



posted on Aug, 20 2008 @ 07:05 PM
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yikes

-Euclid

[edit on 20-8-2008 by euclid]



posted on Aug, 20 2008 @ 08:29 PM
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reply to post by SkepticOverlord
 


Hey there, SkepticOverlord.

Very reassuring to see you posting on this. I do not have the problem that these users are having and have never questioned any content from ATS.

My Av never gets in a twist here.

The point of my reply is this...It's really nice to see you posting on this personally to reassure the masses.

Thanks.



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