Tuesday, March 24, 2009

I'm a virus?

So, I was doing my usual dropping last night, and apparently, quite a few sites seemed to think that my electronic signature or something is similar to a virus of some sort. so, they denied me access for a few minutes. All the blogs that told me this seemed to have been hosted by the same site, too. Don't ask me which one it was, I don't know. So far this morning, though, I haven't had any issues.

I have to wonder, though. Over the weekend I downloaded Internet Explorer 8, and deleted this mystery folder that had been on my computer taking up space and holding nothing but viruses.

When I ran my virus scan on Sunday, it came up totally clean. Not sure how I like that. I mean, I'm happy that there was nothing to find, but at the same time, I know that some sites have viruses that just come with the territory. So, I'm wondering about that.

What say you, my dear readers?


C.B. Jones said...

I say you're just imaging things. There are no viruses on the Internet. Everything is clean, especially those sites that want to give you stuff for being visitor number 999,999,999.

Cashmere said...

I don't know about your site, I have no problem so far. But I just wanna tell you that sometimes, some anti-virus s/w can't pick up some viruses. Therefore, you should have a few anti-virus s/w installed to be very sure that it's clean.. :)

Speedcat Hollydale said...

Ecard ... the nature of ecard is to get you to go to a site, and many are splogs - spam blogs.

The Javascript in these ads are often tainted and can cause problems with spyware. It is common for a script to be hi-jacked as well by outside sources. They will try and trick you into clicking a download that is "labeled" as something it is not. The "you are infected one" is notorious for fooling an unaware user into a panick click.

Many bloggers with ad loaded pages are unaware they are even causing a danger. I hate splogs !!!!!!!!

App said...

I am not sure I fully understand what you are trying to say...

If your visitors are being told by their antivirus that your site is infected, then you have a problem, and maybe serious one too. And it could be as simple as a code or widget you added to your site that needs to be removed, or could be that you have been blacklisted by URL and need to contact that antivirus company to get off that list.

Antivirus companies make mistakes sometimes, like when Trend Micro blocked all of Facebook as a phishing site, or the day that all sites were labeled as harmful on Google.

If your antivirus is saying that a site you are visiting is infected, if it's somewhere you have never been before and not some well known place deemed reputable, never go back there again. If it is a reputable site, either contact the site owner and tell them about it, or contact your antivirus company and ask them to verify it.

If you are getting warnings from websites that you are infected when you visit them, think about this:

Since when has any website ever been able to install anything on their server that is capable of instantly scanning every visitor to their site for malware, without the visitors knowledge & consent, without the visitor having to download or install something first, and give accurate truthful results?


Now ask yourself why would a site want to make you believe that they could & did do that?

To trick you into clicking & installing their malware to "clean" your pc, of course. And if you fall for that scam, you will be infected, guaranteed.

Anonymous said...

I had a similar issue happening to me this weekend when I was trying to drop on blogs. I'm pretty sure all were run through Google/blogger and it tried to tell me that my blog was unsafe, too.

I still don't know what it was, but it went away after a while. Quite annoying, really, when I know the blogs I'm going to are not, in fact, dangerous.

Mystery Man said...

C.B.- lmao

Cashmere- it appears thatg was just some fluke occurrence, but it was annoying

Speedcat- splogs suck

App- as cofused as you are about what i said, you did the same to me

Daisy- glad to hear i wasn;'t the only one