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Are we protected from picking up viruses in hubpages/

  1. DonnaCSmith profile image90
    DonnaCSmithposted 8 years ago

    For example can a virus be spread via comments on our articles? Someone asked me that question which led me to wonder? Or links in hubs, etc?

    1. itech profile image78
      itechposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      No, Absolutely not, Unless your click on those links that are pointing to external webpages.

  2. paradigmsearch profile image91
    paradigmsearchposted 7 years ago

    My general feeling is that we are protected here better than on most websites.

    Then again, I have absolutely no information to substantiate this.smile

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    Website Examinerposted 7 years ago

    I agree that HubPages is relatively safe, because they do not allow users to run HTML code and (potentially malicious) scripts. Nor do they host files for users, other than a restricted range of image files.

    1. ThomasE profile image75
      ThomasEposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      However, I don't think you should rely on any web site security to keep you safe. Local defenses, such as an up to date antivirus program, are key.

      Basically, I tend to go through google (which scans for malicious code so it warns you before you even go to the website), then my own virus checker.

      My virus checker tends to report if there is a virus detected on a web page.
      So far, it has never reported a problem on hub pages.

  4. Rochelle Frank profile image97
    Rochelle Frankposted 7 years ago

    Don't touch the doorknobs.

    1. profile image0
      ssaulposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      like the video images people put their hubs, hopefully it doesn't have any virus

  5. brakel2 profile image83
    brakel2posted 7 years ago

    I wonder about the people who write comments that are not hubbers. Often their name goes to an external website. I am afraid sometimes to click on the name. Only once was it a website advertising something, and I reported it.Often it is a hub dealing with the subject of the hub or someone who has come from a link on a forum purposely placed there.

    1. Pandoras Box profile image68
      Pandoras Boxposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      If you hover your mouse cursor over the link and look down at your status bar it will show you the url.

    2. simeonvisser profile image85
      simeonvisserposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      That is the most obvious path to a webpage with malicious code and it is best to check the URL before visiting. But HubPages itself allows no coding or files which makes the platform safer than other websites. However, there can always be a technical flaw in HubPages that allows someone to circumvent this and still insert malicious coding into the webpage.

      1. Pcunix profile image91
        Pcunixposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        And of course the server itself can be hacked and they can have a rogue employee and your DNS can be poisoned so you think you reached HP and you did not..

        But yeah, in general, HP is "safe".