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.
by ryankett 7 years ago
Grrrr.... two hours it took me to get rid of it whilst messing around in safe mode, and to think that I got up at 6am to have a productive start to the morning!Who makes these things? I bet plenty of suckers pay the money that they ask for, it was one of those Warning! ones which hacks your desktop...
by Aware1 7 years ago
I've just been editing the layout of my hubs and have received 2 warnings on 2 seperate hubs from my anti-virus. It stated there was a Trogan Virus attempting to download onto my computer, tho it was blocked..See Below. 12/03/2011 06:34:33 Firefox Detected:...
by Bill Manning 8 years ago
I have adsense on my own websites and get a check from Google every month. I noticed today that one single click got me $3.08! Is there any way to find out what type of ad it was that got clicked, even the exact ad? I have many that get me over a buck per click. It seems to come down to what your...
by Person of Interest 4 years ago
I decided to give Bubblews a break and not post their name in the title. Besides, I'm sure the critter shows up elsewhere as well.I was just visiting Bubblews and tried to visit a profile (a well-known Hubber as a matter of fact).A big, fat, red, pop-up warning sign came up, saying that page was...
by Laura Brown 6 years ago
I don't have a link to anything malware that I know about. We can't even put HTML in our profiles any more. Where is this coming from? It's come up three times tonight when I clicked on older posts I have written here. I checked the links in my posts and found nothing from the malware domain. Is it...
by Cheeky Kid 4 years ago
Waaa...I accidentally clicked on an ad! Is that bad? It was an accident. TT^TT
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