Somebody should be more careful about the ads automatically placed on peoples hubs beneath the author's picture. I think accidently clicked one and McAfee stopped a Trojan from entering my computer. I wish I could remember which ad was there. I just left the hub.
You clicked your own ad?? Wasn't a real virus - that was a warning to you!
There are ads that use activex and java and who-knows-what-else… These sometimes make security software nervous. Then again…, who the heck knows these days…
I've only had this happen once before and that must have been 3 or 4 years ago (not at Hubpages) when an ad caught my eye and I clicked on it to check it out. When I notified the person who ran the site I was on he checked it out and let me know pulled the ad off the site, because there was a trojan embedded in the ad.
But you are right my security software could have been nervous. I figure it is better to let the "Hub Powers That Be" know of a potential problem rather than take the chance of less protected computers becoming infected by ads on hubs. Hubpages doesn't need that problem or that reputation.
I would agree with Para. It could have been a false warning. I don't think HP would allow any links to be infected with viruses.
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