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    Virus Alert Warning in posts searched through Google

    Hi,

    I've often searched in Google for Excel stuff and I get notification popup from my Antivirus software in my desktop at home.

    I've come across such instances before (with different types of viruses / trojans, etc.) and I wanted to know whether this is due to ads on page or due to some other issue.
    After I get notified that my Antivirus firewall has performed the appropriate action and the virus has been quarantined, I'm able to browse through the page.

    I wanted to notify this to the admin / mods about this to get more clarifications and for appropriate action if required.
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    Re: Virus Alert Warning in posts searched through Google

    Thanks for the info. We do get this happening from time to time, and te tech team usually get it sorted out. I will push this to the admin

    edit: what browser are you using?
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    Re: Virus Alert Warning in posts searched through Google

    I've IE 8 & Chrome in XP SP3.. I got this error while using Chrome browser.

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    Re: Virus Alert Warning in posts searched through Google

    I get the same using IE10 and Chrome...been happening for the last month to 6 weeks...using Avast...

    Edit: Got a Virus warning as I was posting this response. Have since rebooted and am able to view the Thread again.
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    Re: Virus Alert Warning in posts searched through Google

    I am using IE8 (at work) and dont get any warnings. I use Chrome and Firefox at home, and dont get any warnings there either (fwiw)

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    Re: Virus Alert Warning in posts searched through Google

    See this link for the same issue...others are having the same problem. Typically it occurs when one clicks on a link from a Google Search.
    http://www.excelforum.com/suggestion...t-edition.html

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    Re: Virus Alert Warning in posts searched through Google

    I wasnt doubting you for an instant, sorry if it came across that way I was just providing additional info for those that have to work on this (the tech team)

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    @Ford

    Nah...no offense taken. This has been a recurring problem. Don't know if it's an anti-virus issue (I use Avast) or what the issue may be.

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    Re: Virus Alert Warning in posts searched through Google

    FWIW: Windows 7 64 bit, Chrome, Kaspersky Internet Security 2014 - no issues reported.
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    Re: Virus Alert Warning in posts searched through Google

    Quote Originally Posted by jaslake View Post
    Typically it occurs when one clicks on a link from a Google Search.
    This is also for me using Firefox.
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    Re: Virus Alert Warning in posts searched through Google

    Actually the Avast antivirus is creating these issues. I will get an update from the tech team.
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    Re: Virus Alert Warning in posts searched through Google

    FYI, when clicking a forum home page link just now, ESET terminated the connection due to detecting HTML/Scrinject.B.Gen virus (whatever that may be).
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    Re: Virus Alert Warning in posts searched through Google

    According to: http://www.enigmasoftware.com/htmlsc...tbgen-removal/

    HTML/ScrInject.B.Gen Description

    HTML/ScrInject.B.Gen is a Trojan that is connected with an adware infection. HTML/ScrInject.B.Gen's name is involved in misleading pop-up security notifications of bogus security programs. HTML/ScrInject.B.Gen compromises the web browser on the infected PC. HTML/ScrInject.B.Gen corrupts web pages, blogs and online forums administrated from the targeted machine. HTML/ScrInject.B.Gen will also show falsified pop-up warnings claiming your computer is corrupted by a specific computer infection. Select a legitimate anti-malware application for removal of HTML/ScrInject.B.Gen.

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    Re: Virus Alert Warning in posts searched through Google

    Just going through my log files, it appears this has happened 9 times in total since 29 April, all from this forum. Weird that it's so sporadic.

    Edit: if it helps, it seems to relate to a script stored on a site called valeriesn.com
    Last edited by romperstomper; 06-10-2014 at 07:00 AM.

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    Re: Virus Alert Warning in posts searched through Google

    This issue has been fixed. Can you please confirm if you are still facing the virus issue?

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    Re: Virus Alert Warning in posts searched through Google

    Hi Arlu,

    The issue still persists.. I've IE 8 & Chrome in XP SP3.. I get this error while using Chrome browser. Refer screenshot enclosed.
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    Re: Virus Alert Warning in posts searched through Google

    Just had the same virus warning again.

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    Re: Virus Alert Warning in posts searched through Google

    Rory,

    Do you get the alert on every link?

    JB mentioned getting it in the forum rules page.

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    Re: Virus Alert Warning in posts searched through Google

    No it's very sporadic. I think I had just submitted a reply to a thread and my AV flashed up a warning and closed the connection. According to my script blocker log, valeriesn.com had recently tried to run a script, which is the same site info I saw last time I had this problem.
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    Re: Virus Alert Warning in posts searched through Google

    Which is the antivirus you are using?

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    Re: Virus Alert Warning in posts searched through Google

    ESET. Please don't tell me it's a false positive given that a site I've never heard of tried to run a script when I was browsing this site.

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    Re: Virus Alert Warning in posts searched through Google

    Just had it again on the main page. This time there was a visible object blocked by my script blocker just below the main forum link, detected as linking to:
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    Re: Virus Alert Warning in posts searched through Google

    It's definitely there, just a bit concerned that my AV didn't pick it up
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    Re: Virus Alert Warning in posts searched through Google

    I see it too. I have sent it to the tech team again. Thx for pointing it out.

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    Re: Virus Alert Warning in posts searched through Google

    The threat has been removed. Please let me know incase you still see it.

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    Re: Virus Alert Warning in posts searched through Google

    The symptom has certainly gone. Whether the threat has actually been removed I can't say.

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    Re: Virus Alert Warning in posts searched through Google

    I still get this issue as well, until now. I am using Avast and it blocks the page I want to open. My browser is Mozilla.

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    Re: Virus Alert Warning in posts searched through Google

    FYI,

    I got a virus Alert concerning ExcelForum this morning when I tried to log on.

    See the attached jpg file.

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