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Avast Virus Warning

  1. sabrebIade profile image81
    sabrebIadeposted 5 years ago

    Everytime I try to pull up a Hub Page or edit a Hub Page, my Avast kicks in and tells me Malware has been blocked.
    I tried it in Firefox and Chrome and got warnings on both.

    1. tritrain profile image76
      tritrainposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      It could have been due to an ad on the page.

      Unfortunately, some ads can introduce viruses or trojans to a computer.

      Does Avast give you any specifics?  Virus name and/or number?

  2. paradigmsearch profile image88
    paradigmsearchposted 5 years ago

    Discovered nothing untoward here (famous last words). smile

  3. Bill Manning profile image70
    Bill Manningposted 5 years ago

    Yup, you are correct but it is NOT Hubpages. Doubleclick, one of the ads served by Google adsense, is spreading malware.

    I get it right now on all my sites with adsense and all other websites out there with adsense. hmm

  4. sabrebIade profile image81
    sabrebIadeposted 5 years ago

    I ran a scan with Avast, Malware bytes and Windows Defender.
    Avast caught it and it was an HTML script embedded in an ad.
    I think it hid in the temp folder.
    But I just got finished running all three scans and everything is clear now.

    1. Bill Manning profile image70
      Bill Manningposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Have you seen the link I put in this thread:
      http://hubpages.com/forum/topic/72730

      It was a bad update, Avast! was putting out false positives. Update to the most current and all will be fine. smile

 
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