On my laptop, not my desktop, both of which have AVG installed, I get a warning after each transaction, "This site might be vulnerable. Sharing personal information on this site is not advised." Anyone else getting the same thing? I think it's odd. I don't recall having disabled the message on the desktop. The desktop runs Win7, the laptop Win8.
Sometimes my puters can be worse than two-year-olds.
I got conned by the AVG "FREE" download. I did download it and the action was free, but as soon as I set it up, a message appeared to UPGRADE and I followed the link. Most of the App does NOT work unless I forked over $24.99 for the activation which they did not say anything about in the beginning. So enter "Uninstall Monster," and he took care of this application of greed.
There is no issue with the site and this is a false positive.
It appears like older versions of AVG have problems.
There is more information here.
I have no warnings or problems with my Mac OS X 10.75.
Using Google Chrome.
It must be a windows problem.
This is a known issue: http://hubpages.com/forum/topic/123369#post2612470
I use AVAST now. Malware Bytes and I pay for Trojan killer around 40 a year.
Trojan Killer has trial run. It is worth the cost because it picks up things that AVAST and Malware bytes does not. I use Chrome alot and when things start acting up, I run Trojan killer full scan to see what it picks up. If some site is doing something wacky, Trojan Killer puts out this loud sound which tells you it has found something.
Many of these downloads are SUSPICIOUS. If I am uncertain, I DON'T DOWNLOAD!
I too had some bad experiences with AVE sometimes it's hard to know which ones are on to download.
Make sure you have all the updates for the computer. There are also add-ons you can download for your browser to stop flash from playing and having security loops, as well as YouTube stoppers so you are more secure and also use less of your bandwidth. Those add-ons let you hit play to activate videos or ads. Make sure your antivirus is running and up to date. Does it happen a lot or just a little? You may also have something redirecting you to fake pages.
I have this happen all the time and Mathew explained that HubPages does not use the thing that is the problem. As I was reading this, I realized that it only shows up on my laptop that has the free version of AVG. It does not happen on the laptop and tower computers that I have paid versions on. Just a thought to consider.
AVG went so far as to keep popping up that it should be the home page search. Accidentally let it and it slowed my Mozilla down to the point where it crashed every other page. I have been using HubPages on either my Nook Color HD+ or Google Chrome as it seems to have a vendetta against it. Anyone know of an awesome free antivirus software? I used to pay for Norton but definitely do not want to return. I do have Spybot Search & Destroy.
For Windows 7 and 8.x Microsoft provides Windows Security Essentials (Windows Defender) for free.
That is what I use on all of my Windows machines with no incident.
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/wind … s-download
Make sure to remove any previous ant-virus software before you try anything new as the like to fight each other!
My beloved Dell is a 2007 and I got a message saying Windows no longer offered the free security as my program is too old. I dislike the new program and can't afford it monetarily at the moment. Alternate options?
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