> A heads up.Seems someone went after comic book related sites. BowenDesigns.com was also hacked.
> I know some of us go there now and then to check
> on the latest comic-related news.
> I was there over the weekend---and got a virus.
> Yes, I definitely got it there. Chose
> any forty expletives.
> I'm typing this on the other half's computer.
> I've done a search and found out that other
> people had the same thing happen when
> they went there.
> Just wanted to let everyone know.
- From the New Warriors list when I mentioned this:
Re: OT: Newsarama Site.
I go there everyday since thats my main comic news site and have yet to get any virus or spyware from the site.
What browser where you using.
I use Firefox with adblock and No Script addons.
- Leafy said,
> I go there everyday since thats my main comic news site and have yet to getIf you do a Google search on Newsrama and virus,
> any virus or spyware from the site.
there are a few who have. It seems to be sporadic.
Might be connected to the ads more than the actual
site, although I never click on the ads.
I'll know more when the computer place is
done working on mine.
> > I go there everyday since thats my main comic news siteWorking in IT, I can tell you they will probably have no clue where you got it. I think I may or may not have mentioned that I had to wipe my computer. I had gone onto PHOTOBUCKET when suddenly Adobe opened and this fake virus scanner came on. (I had seen it a million times at work... knew what it was). I seriously doubt Photobucket was responsible. But something about photobucket triggered that virus to launch. Undoubtedly I had picked up the virus weeks or months before from somewhere else, or from a program I downloaded. It just picked that particular time to launch, sitting dormant. I should have known before had, because it had been several weeks where my WINDOWS MOVIE MAKER was blue screening randomly when I closed it. Undoubtedly because the virus when it installed, had made changes to critical windows files in order to properly launch. Quite a few viruses will do that - sit dormant and wait for something specific to trigger it (a site, a date, etc) before launching; thus hiding where it had originally been born from.
> > and have yet to get any virus or spyware from the site.
> If you do a Google search on Newsrama and virus,
> there are a few who have. It seems to be sporadic.
> Might be connected to the ads more than the actual
> site, although I never click on the ads.
> I'll know more when the computer place is
> done working on mine.