Our sister site - WW2Forum message: site may harm your computer?

Discussion in 'Network Information, Suggestions and Feedback' started by 2EastYorks, Nov 1, 2010.

  1. 2EastYorks

    2EastYorks Senior Member

    I believe this site is affiliated with WW2Forum? I just googled it and there is a warning from Google that the site may harm your computer.

    Just to give a heads up.
     
  2. Paul Reed

    Paul Reed Ubique

    There is a known issue there and you are advised not to visit the site at the moment.

    This site is not affected in any way.
     
  3. 2EastYorks

    2EastYorks Senior Member

    Thanks Paul
     
  4. L J

    L J Senior Member

    I receive still the message that the other forum (WWII forum) is under attack and not save,thus I hesitate to log in .What should I do ?
     
  5. dbf

    dbf Moderatrix MOD

    LJ
    See Paul's post above. If you get a warning message, it's best to heed it and wait.

    I am sure that the problem is being dealt with.
     
  6. L J

    L J Senior Member

    DBF,thank you much
     
  7. L J

    L J Senior Member

    again warning messages on wwII forum:mad:
     
  8. Za Rodinu

    Za Rodinu Hot air manufacturer

    There be dragons! :lol:
     
  9. Vitesse

    Vitesse Senior Member

    Yes, it's been doing that since yesterday afternoon. They've had isolated problems on one or two of the forum sections with reported malware in particular threads but this seems more general as it's now happening on the front page.
     
  10. Nicks Nurse

    Nicks Nurse Junior Member

    I havent had that message? was it THIS site?
     
  11. macrusk

    macrusk Proud Daughter

    The primary administrator of the site is working to resolve the issue. Unfortunate, as it is one of my "must go there each day if possible" sites - particularly as a Trustee! I've had issues with a Google redirect malware in the past 24 hours which I've cleaned out of my system, so am hesitant myself to disregard the warning. Paul, if you hear that it is clear to go back in - will you announce it here, if JR doesn't do it himself?
     
  12. m kenny

    m kenny Senior Member

    I got this today when I tried to get in.

    Is it just me pressing the wrong keys or is it a threat?


    [​IMG]
     
  13. Vitesse

    Vitesse Senior Member

    Definitely a threat. That message is warning you that you're being redirected to another website which will install a program on your computer. It's probably either a virus, malware or a botnet. None of which you want. If you pressed cancel you should be okay, but I'd suggest running deep anti-virus and anti-malware scans as soon as possible just to be sure: sometimes the cancel button will install the program as well!
     
  14. Ron Goldstein

    Ron Goldstein WW2 Veteran WW2 Veteran Patron

    For various boring reasons and for quite a few years now, I have had a love/hate relationship with ww2f.

    Occasionally I nip across there to see if there is a thread of any particular interest to me personally and I even post the odd comment when I feel I have something to offer.

    With no reservations whatsoever, I feel for it's regular contributors whenever they lose the use of the site through persistent attacks by malware and despite the occasional ribbing they get when they use this site as a temporary measure, I know that they will always be welcome here.

    As someone who some years ago had to scrap a PC because it was so badly infected by outside forces I nowadays take no chances whatsoever (despite two professional anti-everything programs that guard my present system) so I will not be visiting ww2f until I get the all clear from the mods on this site.

    Good luck ww2f !

    Ron
     
  15. dbf

    dbf Moderatrix MOD

    so I will not be visiting ww2talk until I get the all clear from the mods on this site.
    Ron

    You don't mean that Ron, do you? ;)
     
  16. At Home Dad (Returning)

    At Home Dad (Returning) Well-Known Member

    It's "system tool 2011" and there is a boatload on google on how to remove it.

    It's just a program that sits there producing 'fake' error messages and slows your system down prompting you to 'buy' the only anti-virus that can stop it.

    If you have suitable protective software installed, it won't bother you.

    How to remove system tool 2011? - Yahoo! Answers
     
  17. Paul Reed

    Paul Reed Ubique

    Once we get the news that all is ok over there then I'm sure one of the Mods will post here.

    For now it's best to stay away.
     
  18. Ron Goldstein

    Ron Goldstein WW2 Veteran WW2 Veteran Patron

    Diane
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Ron Goldstein [​IMG]
    so I will not be visiting ww2talk until I get the all clear from the mods on this site.
    Ron

    You don't mean that Ron, do you? :wink:





    Thanks for that............. I like to think it wasn't a Feudian slip :)

    Now duly amended

    Ron
     
  19. At Home Dad (Returning)

    At Home Dad (Returning) Well-Known Member

    Yes, sorry, I only appeared at the thread end and
    had only read Ron's post and not page one - hence
    I thought it was to do with this site. Doh

    Apparently the launch vehicle is an animated ad, much
    like the one's we have here, but seeing as there are no
    reported issues I presume the hosts of WW2talk are up
    to date


    All the best


    If you dont have it, get it: google for 'malwarebytes', it's free
    If you do have malwarebytes, keep it up to date!
    Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia


    Also NOD32 ( ESET NOD32 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia )
    is worth having as a virus catcher back up.

    It only runs 'on demand' and the beauty of that is that you can use
    it in your PC's 'safe mode'. Example: if a piece of malware infects your
    machine, it may disable your installed anti-virus software preventing
    you from removing the infection.

    You then fire up your PC in safe mode, run NOD32 and it will find the
    bad guy and quarantine it.

    You then simply reboot and fire up in 'normal' mode and use 'malwarebytes'
    for a final sweep and then finally update your installed anti-virus software
    and sweep again.


    Once we get the news that all is ok over there then I'm sure one of the Mods will post here.

    For now it's best to stay away.
     
  20. At Home Dad (Returning)

    At Home Dad (Returning) Well-Known Member

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