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Malware Spotted on Bubblews!

  1. Martin Heeremans profile image79
    Martin Heeremansposted 3 years ago

    Now I am wondering if anyone else has encountered this.
    I operate from my office where I employ fully trained I.T staff to handle my network, servers and firewall so I can concentrate on more important tasks. I do website work in the office so everything is secure.
    At home I use my p.c and laptop to surf the web and do minor advertising work.
    At home I'm running a network firewall and I always monitor my locally cached content from websites I visit and my browser pulled up a flag that bubblews has malware located in the 'The Bank' section. I'm assuming this is where someone would receive a payment from (After I noticed the malware I didn't bother accessing the menu).
    This menu is only available after an account is created.
    Has anyone else ever noticed that before?
    If you're running the latest version of google chrome browser, you should receive a warning when trying to access the bank menu.
    I know someone could have posed as the website but the URL and I.P address are not fakes. I did more research and came across this http://onlinemarketingwithvince.com/bub … am-review/
    I know we're not allowed to post URL's but this is important as I only looked at it today as I noticed a lot of hubbers use this website and thought I would see for myself.

    1. NathaNater profile image90
      NathaNaterposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      I use Bubblews all the time, it's fine. They just ended up with a rogue ad, they're working on the problem right now.

      1. Phyllis Doyle profile image91
        Phyllis Doyleposted 3 years ago in reply to this

        Thanks, NathaNater. I tried going to Bubblews and got a warning that the site had been attacked, so I did not click on anything and  just backed out right quick. I will try again later.

        1. NathaNater profile image90
          NathaNaterposted 3 years ago in reply to this

          No problem. Looks like it's a minor skirmish, probably will be cleared up soon.

    2. Brett.Tesol profile image75
      Brett.Tesolposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      The problem is now fixed. I posted about it on Bubblews and contacted support. However, the short version is it was a bad advert. It had been fixed already and Google notified.

      If you use an ad block on your computer, it stops you accidentally clicking ads and protects you from this kind of thing.

  2. Sue Adams profile image93
    Sue Adamsposted 3 years ago
  3. mistyhorizon2003 profile image91
    mistyhorizon2003posted 3 years ago

    As I said on one of the other threads, this is not a big issue. Don't click on Ads, and if you are really worried run Malware Bytes (an excellent quality free download) to be on the safe side. There really is no reason for everyone to panic and suddenly avoid the site based on a couple of minor rogue adverts that are not a big deal anyway.

    1. Good Guy profile image94
      Good Guyposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      I tried downloading Malware Bytes, but a notice said something like "Chrome fines this malicious."  I got frightened and remove it.

      1. mistyhorizon2003 profile image91
        mistyhorizon2003posted 3 years ago in reply to this

        That is strange, try again using a different browser. I downloaded it ages ago on Chrome, but on my old computer I did it on Firefox. It definitely isn't a malicious program so don't be afraid to go ahead and download it anyway even if you do get a warning. I know so many webmasters who say the only protections you need on a computer are the free versions of AVG and Malware Bytes (at least one of those webmasters has a big company here and builds websites for many large local businesses).

        1. Good Guy profile image94
          Good Guyposted 3 years ago in reply to this

          Thanks.  But strange, I never use Chrome, always Firefox.  Didn't know how Chrome came to the picture.  Shall try again later.

          1. mistyhorizon2003 profile image91
            mistyhorizon2003posted 3 years ago in reply to this

            Even more odd then! When you said in your original comment that you received the warning "Chrome found this malicious" I automatically assumed you use Chrome. The fact you are on Firefox is confusing. Why don't you try downloading Chrome as a second browser if you have a problem, then just use Chrome to download Malware Bytes. Personally I now prefer to use Chrome all the time, but I still have Firefox on my system as a back up browser.

    2. L.M. Hosler profile image85
      L.M. Hoslerposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      I have troubles with Bubblelews and ad-ware. Probably where I also picked up malware. My computer slows down after a short period of time on Bubblelews.  I have been avoiding that site and having to spend less time cleaning up my computer.

      1. mistyhorizon2003 profile image91
        mistyhorizon2003posted 3 years ago in reply to this

        Strange, I have never picked up any adware from Bubblews (not even yesterday as I ran a scan to check after going on there). It seems the problem yesterday impacted on many sites (not just Bubblews) and has been resolved now. Try going on there for a bit and then running a Malware Bytes scan, if nothing comes up it is extremely unlikely any adware on your PC is coming from there.

        1. L.M. Hosler profile image85
          L.M. Hoslerposted 3 years ago in reply to this

          Why does my computer slow down after only a short time there? I have run super anti-spyware after being on the site and it picks up over 100 ad-ware which aren't harmful but seem to slow down the computer.

          1. mistyhorizon2003 profile image91
            mistyhorizon2003posted 3 years ago in reply to this

            I can't answer why that is, especially as you are the first person I have ever heard say this happens (computer slowing down etc) when they go on to the Bubblews site. Try Malware Bytes, it is the best program out there by far and it is free if you choose that version. there are loads of similar programs, but none I have found are as efficient as Malware Bytes. You could also try running another free program called 'CCleaner' in case other stuff is slowing your computer down too (although I know you said it happens on Bubblews).

            Edit: just a thought, but Bubblews as a site can be pretty slow in general, so it could just be that you are noticing your computer slowing down because you are on the Bubblews site, not because of any adware on your pc that is making it slow down (which is not to say you haven't got adware, just that this probably didn't come from Bubblews and may well not be the cause of the slow performance).

            1. L.M. Hosler profile image85
              L.M. Hoslerposted 3 years ago in reply to this

              I won't say that it is only coming from Bubblelews and you are right. Bubblelews can be slow in general, maybe due to heavy traffic. I have Mal-ware bytes but I should download the CCleaner also.

              1. mistyhorizon2003 profile image91
                mistyhorizon2003posted 3 years ago in reply to this

                Good luck, I hope CCleaner helps too, and Malware Bytes is great, just remember to click on the 'update' option before you use it each time (assuming you are using the free version as the updates should be automatic otherwise).

                1. L.M. Hosler profile image85
                  L.M. Hoslerposted 3 years ago in reply to this

                  Yes I am using the free version of Malware Bytes and the Free version of super anti-spyware.

          2. jponiato profile image81
            jponiatoposted 3 years ago in reply to this

            I've noticed that the longer I'm on the Bubblews site, the slower my browser runs, even other tabs.  Drop the Bubblews tab and things speed up a bit.  Good to know I'm not the only one.

  4. writinglover profile image85
    writingloverposted 3 years ago

    +1

  5. Barbara Kay profile image85
    Barbara Kayposted 3 years ago

    I downloaded Malware Bytes with no problems.I have Chrome too.

  6. WriterJanis profile image80
    WriterJanisposted 3 years ago

    I am so glad I'm not the only one this has happened to. I hope it gets cleared up soon.

  7. IzzyM profile image86
    IzzyMposted 3 years ago

    My next laptop's gonna be a Mac! I'm sick to death of the holes in Windows.

  8. profile image0
    lovedoctor926posted 3 years ago

    Yes, it happened to me too. I'm glad that the issue has been resolved.

  9. cfin profile image79
    cfinposted 3 years ago

    Use ad blocker add on for your browser.

 
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