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Offline CharleyO

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SECURITY WARNINGS & Notices - Please post them here
« on: December 15, 2009, 08:04:32 PM »
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It was suggested that we needed these all in one thread. So, I have created this thread for that use and hope that all will use this thread to post the security warnings on this forum.

Here is a link to the posting that prompted this thread.

http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=52250.msg442193#msg442193


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Re: Security Warning Notices - Please post them here
« Reply #1 on: December 15, 2009, 08:11:26 PM »
Now we just need a mod to make it a sticky, and we'll be set!
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Re: Security Warning Notices - Please post them here
« Reply #2 on: December 15, 2009, 08:37:48 PM »
If everyone placed the security warnings in here it wouldn't need to be sticky as the activity would keep it high, as is seen with the >> Updates << topic.

I have an aversion for stickies, almost as severe as for toolbars ;D
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Re: Security Warning Notices - Please post them here
« Reply #3 on: December 15, 2009, 08:40:59 PM »
I for one wouldn't mind a sticky for this thread here  ;) such a thread is obviously needed and..and thanks to the OP for starting it  :)
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Re: Security Warning Notices - Please post them here
« Reply #4 on: December 15, 2009, 09:09:30 PM »
How do you tell if a topic is a sticky?

It sure is easy in Malwarebytes forum:
http://www.malwarebytes.org/forums/index.php?showforum=11

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Re: Security Warning Notices - Please post them here
« Reply #5 on: December 15, 2009, 09:13:10 PM »
How do you tell if a topic is a sticky?

like that  ;D
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Re: Security Warning Notices - Please post them here
« Reply #6 on: December 16, 2009, 01:07:41 AM »
I for one wouldn't mind a sticky for this thread here  ;) such a thread is obviously needed and..and thanks to the OP for starting it  :)
Sticky isn't needed since this will rise to the top each time an entry is posted which is the same criteria with many other frequent Threads. :)
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Re: Security Warning Notices - Please post them here
« Reply #7 on: December 16, 2009, 07:02:30 PM »
i got it, i got it!  ;D

nevermind the sticky subject...
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Re: Security Warning Notices - Please post them here
« Reply #8 on: December 17, 2009, 07:12:16 PM »
Rogue antivirus lurks behind Google Doodle searches
http://www.networkworld.com/news/2009/121609-rogue-antivirus-lurks-behind-google.html?t51hb



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Re: Security Warning Notices - Please post them here
« Reply #9 on: December 17, 2009, 08:32:50 PM »
A lot of malware lurks in google searches, some even have the brass neck to pay for search placement on specific search words/terms or have sponsored links. Google really need to be more proactive in rooting out the possibly malicious/fraudulent sponsored links or search placement.
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Re: Security Warning Notices - Please post them here
« Reply #10 on: December 17, 2009, 11:21:43 PM »
A lot of malware lurks in google searches, some even have the brass neck to pay for search placement on specific search words/terms or have sponsored links. Google really need to be more proactive in rooting out the possibly malicious/fraudulent sponsored links or search placement.
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Re: Security Warning Notices - Please post them here
« Reply #11 on: December 17, 2009, 11:34:32 PM »
Google sponsored results  ??? what's that  ??? >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> http://adblockplus.org/en/  ;D (or "adthwart" in Chrome)
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Re: Security Warning Notices - Please post them here
« Reply #12 on: December 17, 2009, 11:39:36 PM »
Well there is always the CustomizeGoogle add-on which I use and I never see sponsored ads anyway, my comment was one of caution for others considering the sponsored links.
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Re: Security Warning Notices - Please post them here
« Reply #13 on: December 17, 2009, 11:52:21 PM »
yeah I got CustomizeGoogle  as well with ads blocked wherever it's possible. I never mention it because it's set once for all, and I forget about it, while abp allows to block more than what's on the EasyLists, on demand. It's just that ABP has more visibility during the browsing. Sorry for the off topic  ;)
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Re: Security Warning Notices - Please post them here
« Reply #14 on: December 18, 2009, 12:06:19 AM »
Just made a topic about this, but thought I would post here too anyway.

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