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Sun Mar 25, 2012, 06:29 PM

Help with virus from link on Wikipedia

I'm not a member of Wikipedia and can't find an answer to the problem I encountered. In the article on rapper 50 Cent there is a link to his website. The website has a virus and continued to play music AFTER I closed Firefox. No downloads showed up but it left 3 viruses (at least, the scan is still running) on my computer.

How do I let someone know? Or can someone here remove the link?

Thanks.

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Reply Help with virus from link on Wikipedia (Original post)
ohheckyeah Mar 2012 OP
frankie May 2012 #1
ohheckyeah May 2012 #2
Earth Bound Misfit May 2012 #3
ohheckyeah May 2012 #4
frankie May 2012 #5
Jim Lane May 2012 #6
ohheckyeah May 2012 #7

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Response to frankie (Reply #1)

Tue May 1, 2012, 03:47 PM

2. Wow -

answering my question a month after the fact with snark was so helpful.

If I had found a way to contact them I would have.

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Response to ohheckyeah (Reply #2)

Tue May 1, 2012, 04:47 PM

3. He/she needs to "beef up" their post count...

http://www.democraticunderground.com/124084987

OOPS, just saw your reply there...you already knew that.

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Response to Earth Bound Misfit (Reply #3)

Tue May 1, 2012, 06:28 PM

4. Thanks...

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Response to ohheckyeah (Original post)

Wed May 2, 2012, 07:29 AM

5. You can edit Wikipedia yourself

but I doubt that removing someone's official site from their WP page will be acceptable.

If a music player self-installed from 50's site, it's probably intentional crapware rather than a "virus". Best bet: don't go there again.

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Response to ohheckyeah (Original post)

Fri May 18, 2012, 03:42 AM

6. I've left a message there.

Every Wikipedia article has an associated talk page, used for discussing issues relating to improving the article. I've started a thread on the "Talk:50 Cent" page reporting your concern and noting Frankie's response here as well. URL: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Talk:50_Cent#Virus_or_malware_on_linked_site.3F

Wikipedia is edited by volunteers, so it may happen that no one pursues the question, but if you look at that thread from time to time you may find a response.

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Response to Jim Lane (Reply #6)

Fri May 18, 2012, 01:43 PM

7. Thank you very much.

Now I will know in the future where to report something like that. I appreciate it!

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