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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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Gkam84 [9086 posts] 2 years ago
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internet explorer.....i thought that died years ago  19

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Redvee [238 posts] 2 years ago
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Gkam84 wrote:

internet explorer.....i thought that died years ago  19

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

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enrique [2341 posts] 2 years ago
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Maybe only IE users are at risk, but still wondering if Avast is right and there is some malware present on the pages, whether Chrome or other users aren't at any risk at all...  39

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Ghedebrav [1100 posts] 2 years ago
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Lots of folk (like me) have to use IE for a good chunk of the day because it's what they have at work. Though saying that, my work won't let me look at road.cc because .cc is a forbidden domain.

[insert 2000 word rant here about how my employer does not provide me with the right tools to do my job despite that fact that most of them are free because of ludicrous bureaucratic/'process' reasons]

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truffy [653 posts] 2 years ago
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I'm using NOD32 and IE11 without any warnings on that thread.

I wonder if the warning will go away if you get the paid-for version?

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livestrongnick [2118 posts] 1 year ago
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I use Mozilla Firefox with AVG, no issues for me  103

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d_jp [126 posts] 1 year 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!  1

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).

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Joelsim [1975 posts] 1 year ago
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I got a virus warning the other day from this forum too. Using Chrome. It was picked up by McAfee.

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backflipbedlem [1197 posts] 1 year ago
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Redvee wrote:
Gkam84 wrote:

internet explorer.....i thought that died years ago  19

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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enrique [2341 posts] 1 year ago
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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?...  39

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Him Up North [235 posts] 1 year ago
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Get an ad blocker for your browser (but don't tell the crew who run this site...  3 )

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enrique [2341 posts] 1 year ago
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Today I got this warning while viewing the Poland Stage 2 thread...

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enrique [2341 posts] 1 year ago
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Him Up North wrote:

Get an ad blocker for your browser...

What works for you?...  39

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Twybaydos [448 posts] 1 year ago
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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

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enrique [2341 posts] 1 year ago
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Yet another, slightly different, warning from the Tour of Poland Stage 2 thread...  39 And the forum is still requiring 'Subjects' and offering to post only through the 'Preview' process....

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Joelsim [1975 posts] 1 year ago
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System scan coming up. This is exactly teh same as I got about a month ago.

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Him Up North [235 posts] 1 year ago
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enrique wrote:
Him Up North wrote:

Get an ad blocker for your browser...

What works for you?...  39

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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truffy [653 posts] 1 year ago
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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.

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enrique [2341 posts] 1 year ago
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Him Up North wrote:

... use Ad Block Plus.... download Malwarebytes to scan your computer...

Very happy with both (!) Thanks!  1

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Joelsim [1975 posts] 1 year ago
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I've just had a dodgy Java download start whilst browsing this forum. Now running a scan.

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Joelsim [1975 posts] 1 year ago
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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.

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Joelsim [1975 posts] 1 year ago
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And again, even though I just try to close the boxes!

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Joelsim [1975 posts] 1 year ago
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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?

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dave atkinson [6223 posts] 1 year ago
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Yup, i am doing

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STEVESPRO 79 [543 posts] 1 year ago
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Same here with the Java goings on....

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chiv30 [986 posts] 1 year ago
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Was having the same problem on mobile

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Lbowron [18 posts] 1 year ago
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Had this pop up three times this morning

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dave atkinson [6223 posts] 1 year ago
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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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d_jp [126 posts] 1 year ago
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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

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charlie_elise [17 posts] 1 year ago
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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.  39

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