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For the fourth time today, my virus tool has popped up an alarm while I've been surfing on Stack Overflow. It reports finding Rce.Gen3 in my browser cache.

Has anybody else gotten something like this?

I did not get any warnings on other sites I visited today.

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This sort of thing has happened in the past. It's always been a false positive based on a heuristic getting scared of some technical words at a specific question, or a problem not related to SO. I'm looking for an old report, but I think they usually get deleted. – Pops Jul 18 '12 at 20:05
@PopularDemand I suppose in some sense this is a new occurence of the old issue, since the presumably offending Math.random() is in the realtime update code this time... setTimeout('StackExchange.realtime.init("' + j + '")', 5E3 * Math.random()) ಠ_ಠ – Tim Stone Jul 18 '12 at 20:15
@TimStone maybe they should just take those weird Unicode characters out of the code. – Pops Jul 18 '12 at 20:18

I have switched to using the same technique as balpha did here: Virus reported after loading page

Annoying I agree - but it's a faster fix compared with getting Avira to whitelist us.

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