Questions tagged [virus]

For any questions regarding viruses, including malware, spyware, and other forms, that might be present or attached via link on the Stack Exchange network.

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Is Stack Exchange infected with malware?

I use a Mac with Safari. I have found that when I visit Physics Stack Exchange an app entitled managerpages tries to install itself. Has anyone else had this problem? Update: I have now experienced ...
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Wonderlandads malware only on Stack Exchange websites [closed]

It's about a month I'm experiencing a problem on my Ubuntu Desktop PC. Whenever I select a text or click somewhere on the browser, a popup window will be opened and then closed rapidly. Finally, one ...
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Ridiculous ads which are potentially unsafe [closed]

Today, I went on Stack Overflow, as so often when I want to to browse and learn something new and have suddenly seen three places with ads, which I have not seen before. I understand that running the ...
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Click-triggered ads are annoying [closed]

It appears that this is enabled recently. The first mouse click on any hyperlink on a stack exchange site always redirect to http://onclickads.net/afu.php?zoneid=658311 Personally I find this ...
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Malwarebytes is blocking imgur due to a zero-day exploit

Someone with bad intentions exploited a previously unknown security flaw (a zero-day exploit) in imgur in order to deploy a botnet which DDoS'd 8chan (and possibly may do some more nasty things). As a ...
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How to deal with users who have reputation, but their accounts have been hijacked to spammers?

This just popped up: Notice that the author has 26 points of reputation, so he's not about to lose much. Probably, this will get deleted pretty soon (I instantly flagged it as spam), but other ...
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What if a user has shared a potential virus?

I came across an answer (which has upvotes also) while posting a question and searching for it, which may have shared contain a potential virus program on another website. I may be wrong though. But ...
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Stack Overflow newsletters being quarantined for suspicious inline attachments

In the past week I've had two Stack Overflow newsletters quarantined. The exact message is: Notification: virus : Suspicious Attachments(inline)". The newsletters were: New performance questions ...
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New Ad feature? Extremely annoying [closed]

Lately I have noticed a very annoying new feature on SO. I look for information, maybe find something, go someplace else and after a while the page redirects to a full screen advert for some online ...
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Are We Allowed To Discuss Malware Creation [duplicate]

I do not want to get in trouble for it, so I decided to check here first. I have a code that I think is a legit virus, but on many forums I have been bashed for the discussion of malware creation. ...
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In-text Adverts? [closed]

Is it me or has anyone else noticed these in-text ads, it's like they've been added overnight (literally)? I was on SO yesterday, and there was not a trace of any in-text ad; I logged in today and ...
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Should virus or illegal-activity related questions/code be allowed? [duplicate]

I've seen posts pop up every once in a while on virus coding, and I went to flag them, but I didn't see a category under which to do so. After further investigation, I've had no luck finding rules ...
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Adfly while browsing Stack Overflow [closed]

In the last few days, I've noticed that Stack Overflow gets redirected via AdFly especially when I click on a user. Why is this being done these days? Or am I the only one facing this? EDIT: It ...
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A question at stackoverflow triggered my AVG anti-virus

I have no idea why, first time I see that thing happens on SE network, question: https://stackoverflow.com/questions/15510245/code-injection-what-could-be-the-security-leak Picture:
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Can we please block malware (if possible) [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: StackOverflow + [Certain] Images + Chrome = Malware Alert I just went here: https://meta.stackoverflow.com/posts/9151/revisions I got his up with this screen in Chrome: How ...
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StackOverflow + [Certain] Images + Chrome = Malware Alert

Users posting images with freeimagehosting.net are getting SO flagged. Not sure where else to post this, but I thought I'd let the meta-mongers know. I obviously know it's not an issue personally but ...
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AVG LinkScanner is blocking this question

My antivirus AVG LinkScanner is preventing me to open Weird Javascript in Template. Is this a hacking attempt? I am sure it wasn't blocked just because certain keywords, as in the past I have read ...
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Antivirus software identifying Stack Exchange sites as a threat [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Virus reported after loading page Virus/malware warning when opening/asking a question [Avira] This morning my antivirus software, Avira Antivirus Premium 2012, began ...
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Avira virus/malware warning when opening/asking a question

Similar as in https://meta.stackexchange.com/questions/100817/avast-reporting-virus-when-browsing-to-so-question Avira starts to complain about a virus warning every time I open a question in the tex....