Meta Stack Exchange is where users like you discuss bugs, features, and support issues that affect the software powering all 157 Stack Exchange communities.

What is meta?
Here's how it works:
  1. Any Stack Exchange user can ask a question
  2. The community provides support, votes on ideas, and reports bugs
  3. Your voice helps shape the way Stack Exchange operates

I'm not sure if this is the result of a SE change, or changes to my anti-virus, however I am suddenly getting this image whenever I click the "Questions" link on any SE site

enter image description here

It just started a few hours ago. Did you do anything on your end that would cause my anti-virus program to think the questions page contains a virus?

It should be noted that I can access the questions page just fine by adding a / to the end of the URL

  • - Doesn't work
  • - Works
share|improve this question
Maybe somebody asked a question containing the EICAR test file? – Ryan O'Hara Mar 28 '12 at 15:08
@minitechη It is happening on all SE sites, not just Stack Overflow. – Rachel Mar 28 '12 at 15:16
Possibility: an ad or something might have had it once, and your antivirus blocked it permanently for that particular URL. It would explain why adding / works... but I suppose it's unlikely. – Ryan O'Hara Mar 28 '12 at 15:19
@minitechη It seems unlikely that the same ad is the first add that appears on all the SE sites. I get this error on SO, P.SE, DBA.SE, UX.SE, SO Meta, P.SE Meta, and I just tried Cooking.SE since I know that's a site I almost never login to and it gives me the same message – Rachel Mar 28 '12 at 15:24
Are we supposed to discuss a bug? :) – kiamlaluno Mar 28 '12 at 15:38
@kiamlaluno Sure, I'm not positive it's actually an SE bug or a change to my anti-virus software or firewall. I'm hoping an SE employee can tell me if they changed anything this morning which could possibly cause this. – Rachel Mar 28 '12 at 15:43
Should not tagging the question support, and eventually replacing the tag with bug (if it comes out to be a bug) be better? – kiamlaluno Mar 28 '12 at 15:45
@kiamlaluno I wasn't really sure which tag to use, so just entered it as a bug. Feel free to change the tags if you want :) – Rachel Mar 28 '12 at 15:49
Sigh... I guess this time someone used numbers and strings in the JavaScript? That's always suspicious. – balpha Mar 28 '12 at 16:44
@balpha despite your warnings, I like to sprinkle eval here and there. Keeps you on your toes. – Jarrod Dixon Mar 28 '12 at 18:44
@balpha It appears to be fixed today... did you do something? :) – Rachel Mar 29 '12 at 13:16
Nope, didn't do anything. And we certainly don't and didn't host the eicar test file anywhere :) – balpha Mar 29 '12 at 13:39
@balpha I spoke too soon anyways, the issue's back again. Perhaps it's just my anti-virus or firewall acting up... – Rachel Mar 29 '12 at 14:45

You must log in to answer this question.

Browse other questions tagged .