Virus Warning from Avast

by enrique   July 27, 2014  

I use Avast antivirus and I got these messages when I visited the Forum pages, specifically the Tour de France Stage 21 thread just a few moments ago.

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I reckon that the most likely cause is that there was a link inside one of the adverts from (one of?) the firms supplying advertising to road.cc (it's happened on various websites previously, including larger ones than road.cc). This link would have been pointing to the location of the malware, which is likely why most people did not see it as it will probably only come up once in a while, and also the firm may now have spotted the issue and had the offending link removed.

Looks like Avast is doing it's job for you! Smile

Hope that helps!

PS, had a quick look and from what I can tell about this malware it's not specific to IE (but it is to Windows).

posted by d_jp [121 posts]
28th July 2014 - 13:15

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I got a virus warning the other day from this forum too. Using Chrome. It was picked up by McAfee.

posted by Joelsim [2018 posts]
28th July 2014 - 13:32

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Redvee wrote:
Gkam84 wrote:
internet explorer.....i thought that died years ago Devil

IE is handy when you've done a fresh install and need to download Chrome, other than that it's a waste of time.


My step son was moaning about having to use IE for that very purpose this morning! Saying it would be slow. Kids of today!

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posted by backflipbedlem [1295 posts]
28th July 2014 - 16:22

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d_jp wrote:
... had a quick look and from what I can tell about this malware it's not specific to IE (but it is to Windows).
That's interesting... how did you find out?... Thinking

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posted by enrique [2289 posts]
28th July 2014 - 18:12

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Get an ad blocker for your browser (but don't tell the crew who run this site... Wink )

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posted by Him Up North [241 posts]
29th July 2014 - 0:14

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Today I got this warning while viewing the Poland Stage 2 thread...

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posted by enrique [2289 posts]
4th August 2014 - 16:12

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Him Up North wrote:
Get an ad blocker for your browser...
What works for you?... Thinking

Vive Le Road.cc Fantasy Cycling Game!

posted by enrique [2289 posts]
4th August 2014 - 16:15

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I had a link offer to update my Flash off this site today when I logged out and logged back in again

posted by Twybaydos [453 posts]
4th August 2014 - 17:09

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Yet another, slightly different, warning from the Tour of Poland Stage 2 thread... Thinking And the forum is still requiring 'Subjects' and offering to post only through the 'Preview' process....

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posted by enrique [2289 posts]
4th August 2014 - 17:10

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System scan coming up. This is exactly teh same as I got about a month ago.

posted by Joelsim [2018 posts]
4th August 2014 - 17:46

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enrique wrote:
Him Up North wrote:
Get an ad blocker for your browser...
What works for you?... Thinking

For IE I use Ad Block Plus. There's a better one for Chrome and Safari browsers simply called AdBlock (not related to ABP).

And download Malwarebytes to scan your computer if you haven't done so already.

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posted by Him Up North [241 posts]
4th August 2014 - 19:41

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Have you tried using a different AV scanner?

Seriously, this sound like some of the stuff that comes up when the freeware's trying to get you to pony up to the paid-for version.

“Melancholy is incompatible with bicycling.” James E Starrs

posted by truffy [649 posts]
4th August 2014 - 20:12

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Him Up North wrote:
... use Ad Block Plus.... download Malwarebytes to scan your computer...
Very happy with both (!) Thanks! Smile

Vive Le Road.cc Fantasy Cycling Game!

posted by enrique [2289 posts]
10th August 2014 - 17:39

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I've just had a dodgy Java download start whilst browsing this forum. Now running a scan.

posted by Joelsim [2018 posts]
14th August 2014 - 11:02

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Right, that's twice in the last 10 minutes that this forum has started downloading a Java update from Oracle without me asking for it, sending a set-up.exe file to my downloads.

This appears to be very dodgy.

posted by Joelsim [2018 posts]
16th August 2014 - 17:03

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And again, even though I just try to close the boxes!

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posted by Joelsim [2018 posts]
16th August 2014 - 17:11

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Right, it's just happened another 4 times. It doesn't happen on any other site.

Can someone have a look at this please?

posted by Joelsim [2018 posts]
16th August 2014 - 19:46

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Yup, i am doing

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posted by Dave Atkinson [7805 posts]
16th August 2014 - 20:57

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Same here with the Java goings on....

The G Fan Club...

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posted by STEVESPRO 79 [536 posts]
17th August 2014 - 1:01

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Was having the same problem on mobile

posted by chiv30 [997 posts]
17th August 2014 - 14:28

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Had this pop up three times this morning

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posted by Lbowron [20 posts]
18th August 2014 - 9:44

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looks like it is a problem with our ad serving guys, they tell me they were hit by a malware attack. I'll keep you posted on what i know.

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posted by Dave Atkinson [7805 posts]
18th August 2014 - 12:58

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If you get any pop ups saying "click here to remove a virus" (like that shown by Lbowron) - don't do it! Close your browser (or restart your device if necessary) and it would probably be worth running an Anti-Virus (AV) scan afterwards (including on phones). There are some AV products that will scan iOS (Apple) and Android devices, some AV products/companies to look at would be (that I am aware of, but have not necessarily used - there are others):

AVG
Kaspersky
BitDefender
Sophos
McAfee
Norton
Avast
ClamAV
Panda

posted by d_jp [121 posts]
18th August 2014 - 13:23

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I've been getting 'You've just won an iPad' messages recently when viewing posts using Chrome on my Android. I dislike these pop ups, but assumed if I close the box, everything will be ok. Related?

Also, I've still not received my iPad. Thinking

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posted by charlie_elise [16 posts]
18th August 2014 - 13:26

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d_jp wrote:
If you get any pop ups saying "click here to remove a virus" (like that shown by Lbowron) - don't do it! Close your browser (or restart your device if necessary) and it would probably be worth running an Anti-Virus (AV) scan afterwards (including on phones). There are some AV products that will scan iOS (Apple) and Android devices, some AV products/companies to look at would be (that I am aware of, but have not necessarily used - there are others):

AVG
Kaspersky
BitDefender
Sophos
McAfee
Norton
Avast
ClamAV
Panda

Never heard of any of those riders.

posted by Joelsim [2018 posts]
18th August 2014 - 15:14

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anyone still seeing these?

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posted by Dave Atkinson [7805 posts]
20th August 2014 - 11:15

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I use Avast and I'm not seeing any problem.

posted by steviewevie [28 posts]
20th August 2014 - 11:18

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I'm seeing these today when I visit the Forum pages... Waiting

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posted by enrique [2289 posts]
11th June 2015 - 12:26

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More details... Waiting

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posted by enrique [2289 posts]
11th June 2015 - 12:45

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I use a Mac - no problem here!! Rolling On The Floor

Sorry I'll get my coat.

posted by wellcoordinated [170 posts]
11th June 2015 - 13:16

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