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Old February 19, 2013, 01:15 PM   #1
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Google chrome

This is my preferred browser, but I keep getting a warning of Malware from this site. Any suggestions?
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Old February 19, 2013, 01:22 PM   #2
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Whenever I browse here, I'm either using Chrome or Safari, and I've never gotten any kind of malware warning.

What version of Chrome are you using? I'm using 24.0.1312.57 m, running under Windows XP Pro.
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Old February 19, 2013, 01:23 PM   #3
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I use Chrome at my office.

Absolutely no Malware warnings.
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Old February 19, 2013, 02:28 PM   #4
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Re: Google chrome

I use Taptalk for my galaxy s3
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Old February 19, 2013, 02:59 PM   #5
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Kaspersky has caught several installations of malware from this site. Stuff like remote, Screen sharing, VNS installations, real bad stuff. I'm starting to think there's a... feces... among the oysters. I'm on a Mac.

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Old February 19, 2013, 04:22 PM   #6
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ZPITA, I doubt it's the site. Its sounds like you computer has been infected with some malware. I use Chrome here everyday and have never gotten any warnings of malware. Download the free version of Malwarebytes and run a full scan. Once you delete anything it finds, reboot and scan again. Repeat process until scan is clean.
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Old February 19, 2013, 04:25 PM   #7
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Kaspersky has caught several installations of malware from this site.
"This" site, as in you think The Firing Line is giving you mal-ware? I guarantee you that's not happening.
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Old February 19, 2013, 05:04 PM   #8
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Hey, all I know is I'm on this site, and Kaspersky starts roaring. What would a reasonable person conclude?
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Old February 19, 2013, 05:06 PM   #9
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What is Kaspersky?
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Old February 19, 2013, 05:27 PM   #10
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Hey, all I know is I'm on this site, and Kaspersky starts roaring. What would a reasonable person conclude?
Today's security tip: Trust no one!
Including Kaspersky!

I don't use Kaspersky, but I do use Microsoft Security Essentials, Spybot Search and Destroy and Lavasoft Ad-Aware Free. NONE have ever detected any problems on TFL.

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What is Kaspersky?
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Old February 19, 2013, 06:02 PM   #11
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I browse with Tapatalk on the phone, and with Chrome and Firefox at home. I've not seen any security warnings or issues.

Then again, I run Linux, so most of that stuff is somewhat academic to me.

Mal, can you or Tyme check using the Google Webmaster Tools? That'll usually be a good early indicator.
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Old February 19, 2013, 06:05 PM   #12
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If someone linked a image file from a server they don't approve of, you can get that when you open that thread. Not sure if I've ever seen it at TFL or not.
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Old February 19, 2013, 06:59 PM   #13
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I've used IE, Chrome, and currently Firefox. I get nothing of the like the OP has.
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Old February 20, 2013, 01:13 AM   #14
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The only tool that TFL uses is google analytics. That tracks what forums users use. However, if you are using FireFox, the addons Do Not Track Me; Ad Blocker Plus and Better Privacy will defeat most tracking and ad software.

As for malware, as zxcvbob said, any linked photos from certain servers can cause a "false positive."

As with Tom Servo, I also run a Linux box, with a firewall. My ADSL box uses NAT and routes certain UDP and TCP port calls to a black box. Never had a problem with the TFL/SWAT Mag servers, ever.
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Old February 20, 2013, 04:48 AM   #15
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From the web & browser security thread:
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TFL supports TLS 1.0 through 1.2. In order to avoid constant mixed-content warnings, though, you'll have to go to UserCP, pick "Edit Options" on the left, and uncheck "Show Images". This will turn embedded images into links, rather than showing the image inline.
By changing that setting, you can avoid any possibility of getting false malware positives due to inlined external images. If you turn off "show images" and you still get malware warnings, you 99% probably have malware.
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