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Can Someone Tell Me Why This Is malicious..?

someone has pasted code that (at a minimum) makes my ESET AV shut down my connection. Can someone with an appropriate sandbox edit that out?

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Do you mean... you actually ran that payload? –  Frédéric Hamidi Nov 9 '12 at 18:12
No, just browsing to the page set off ESET. –  Joe Nov 9 '12 at 18:17
Some antivirus software is particularly stupid when it comes to stuff like that; it doesn't realize that the code won't actually be executed, it just sees it coming in over the network and panics –  Michael Mrozek Nov 9 '12 at 18:20
The angle brackets of the <script> tags are escaped, and the content resides in <pre><code>. Quite a paranoid tool indeed. –  Frédéric Hamidi Nov 9 '12 at 18:21
Stupid NOD32. :( –  Joe Nov 9 '12 at 18:26
@MichaelMrozek it's just trying to be there for you, man. What if you were running Opera? –  Pops Nov 9 '12 at 19:15
@Pop, ah, sorry for my now defunct comment, those were indeed escaped <form> tags. Let's hope they at least handled escaped <script> tags in their unit tests. –  Frédéric Hamidi Nov 9 '12 at 19:19

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