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    I've been hesitant to come to pws.com lately. I noticed that when I view certain forums, my browser is trying to go to other sites automatically when I haven't done a thing to do so. I recently got a new computer, and the same thing with the browser thing happened on my old computer.

    Last week, I found a trojan and luckily my virus software caught it and fixed it. Even so, I'm still hesitant to come back. Is there any way of finding out if it originated here?

    I don't want to be out of the loop on certain pow wow topics, but until it's fixed, I don't want to subject myself to viruses again.

    Thank you!
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    I check constantly about viruses on the site. And other sites check us as well.

    There are NO viruses or Trojans on PowWows.com!

    Our site does load content from several different for ads, stats, etc. Several virus programs do notify you about those connections.

    If you see something else, please send me as many details as possible.
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    • #3
      Paul

      I disagree, my AV tells me I'm being attacked from PW's . com. Have had ads take over my sceen, one examlpe was for a Baby Heart Monitor, some have been trying to change my home page. I agree with AC miss.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by rez_hopper View Post
        I disagree, my AV tells me I'm being attacked from PW's . com. Have had ads take over my sceen, one examlpe was for a Baby Heart Monitor, some have been trying to change my home page. I agree with AC miss.
        Those are NOT attacks. AV system will alert you at times because we are setting cookies and they alert you because code is being run from remote sites.

        Some ads do expand. That is NOT a virus or trojan though.

        Check this:
        powwows.com | Web Safety Ratings from McAfee SiteAdvisor
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        • #5
          In fact the computers I use at home have no virus protection! I surf Powwows.com alot! No problems ever!
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          • #6
            In fact the computers I use at home have no virus protection! I surf Powwows.com alot! No problems ever!

            I don't recommend that though.
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            • #7
              go back

              I understand that most viruses come through emails. If you open up an email for a look see, a virus might creep through without you knowing. I rarely open emails that I am not familiar with. However, if my computer is acting up, and I suspect a virus, I go to "system restore," and with it go to an earlier date when my computer was running well. System restore will ask me if I want a complete restoration, or just go back to a date, say two days before. I choose two days before, and the computer will go back to the way it was on that date. It wipes out what ever virus, if there was any, when it goes back. I guess if you do a complete restore, it will erase everything and make your computer appear when you first bought it. Anyway that works for me. In addition, I do a "disk cleanup" weekly, and every now an then, I do a "disk deframentation." Likely, you'll find these programs in "system tools" like I do.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Fast Buck View Post
                I understand that most viruses come through emails. If you open up an email for a look see, a virus might creep through without you knowing. I rarely open emails that I am not familiar with. However, if my computer is acting up, and I suspect a virus, I go to "system restore," and with it go to an earlier date when my computer was running well. System restore will ask me if I want a complete restoration, or just go back to a date, say two days before. I choose two days before, and the computer will go back to the way it was on that date. It wipes out what ever virus, if there was any, when it goes back. I guess if you do a complete restore, it will erase everything and make your computer appear when you first bought it. Anyway that works for me. In addition, I do a "disk cleanup" weekly, and every now an then, I do a "disk deframentation." Likely, you'll find these programs in "system tools" like I do.
                I do all the above, or did on my old computer, but now that I have my new one, i'm extremely careful.

                Hmmm...dunno.
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                • #9
                  Last one happened just minutes ago.


                  A Browser exploit at www.pw etc. was blocked.

                  MSIE ADODB stream object file installation weakness.

                  Risk HIGH

                  Attacker URL http: w etc./gathering/ when in rome

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                  • #10
                    It only happens when I look at latest threads............

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by rez_hopper View Post
                      Last one happened just minutes ago.


                      A Browser exploit at www.pw etc. was blocked.

                      MSIE ADODB stream object file installation weakness.

                      Risk HIGH

                      Attacker URL http: w etc./gathering/ when in rome
                      I did a google search and read up on that. It is a warning about remote code being run through Active X. All of these holes were plugged by Windows Updates.

                      This doesn't not indicate you are being attacked, just that you could be attacked.

                      Have you run all your Windows Updates?
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                      • #12
                        I believe we may be encountering the same thing, Rez Hopper. It did that to me last week when reading certain Pow wow Talk threads. Today, when i tried to get into the 49 forum earlier, it froze on me altogether.

                        If it's the ads, well, might have to fix it somehow.
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                        • #13
                          oh, i have automatic windows update, so I know I'm updated.
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                          • #14
                            it happened to me on my computer at work.... it kept trying to open something else other than powwows.com.... So there must be some kind of problem.... I haven't had it at home....
                            Thankful for the blessing from the Creator in my life!!!!

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                            I am a bridge on the red path between my ancestors and the future. I am a bridge between my white heritage and my native heritage. A bridge joins two sides together and provides a way to move on..... A.K. O'Pry-Reynolds

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by ac_miss View Post
                              I believe we may be encountering the same thing, Rez Hopper. It did that to me last week when reading certain Pow wow Talk threads. Today, when i tried to get into the 49 forum earlier, it froze on me altogether.

                              If it's the ads, well, might have to fix it somehow.
                              Define froze?

                              What operating system are you using? What browser? Version of the browser?
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