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endthewar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-20-08 03:28 PM
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7. "TREND MICRO PC-cillin Internet Security 14"
Is the message my virus blocker puts in place of the ad. I think the official name of my anti-virus program is "TREND MICRO PC-cillin Internet Security", so I'm not sure what the 14 means. It's on just about every DU page I visit. Today is the first day I noticed it. You probably only have a handful of ads, so you should just check those ads. Otherwise, just warn people not to click on the ads for the time being (although that kind of defeats the purpose of the ad, right?). Of course, it's possible that the ads are safe and maybe my anti-virus program is just giving me a false positive.

Alright, I'm washing my hands of this now. I've already learned more than I wanted to about my anti-virus program for the day. Just wanted to caution people about it.

Also, I saw another thread where some people claimed to have gotten 25-30 PMs on DU. Didn't happen to me, but you should probably figure out what's going on there as well.
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  -WARNING: Phishing ads on DU endthewar  Aug-20-08 02:14 PM   #0 
  - Linux will set you free....  cliffordu   Aug-20-08 02:15 PM   #1 
  - Yeah, I know  endthewar   Aug-20-08 02:19 PM   #2 
     - You are right - make sure your browser can block pop ups....  cliffordu   Aug-20-08 04:14 PM   #16 
  - Make sure you are at least running firefox 3  dbonds   Aug-20-08 02:29 PM   #3 
  - Turns out I have 2.0  endthewar   Aug-20-08 02:31 PM   #4 
     - Run firefox with javascript disabled, no more ads  dkofos   Aug-20-08 02:54 PM   #5 
        - Sweet!  endthewar   Aug-20-08 03:30 PM   #8 
  - With this little information, I doubt there'll be anything that can be done  muriel_volestrangler   Aug-20-08 03:03 PM   #6 
  - "TREND MICRO PC-cillin Internet Security 14"  endthewar   Aug-20-08 03:28 PM   #7 
     - PC-cillin is an F'd up program.  Snarkturian Clone   Aug-20-08 03:30 PM   #9 
     - Just a possibility ...  lpbk2713   Aug-20-08 03:35 PM   #10 
        - Good point.  endthewar   Aug-20-08 03:37 PM   #11 
        - That could have been it but  Snarkturian Clone   Aug-20-08 03:39 PM   #12 
           - McCain, is that you?  endthewar   Aug-20-08 03:45 PM   #13 
              - Tech nerds suck. NT  Snarkturian Clone   Aug-20-08 04:00 PM   #14 
     - Thanks - that will help  muriel_volestrangler   Aug-20-08 04:11 PM   #15 
        - Yeah, looks like the same thing  endthewar   Aug-20-08 04:15 PM   #17 
  - I've Posted Well After You Did And Now Just Looking Back To See If.....  global1   Aug-20-08 04:45 PM   #18 
  - Turn off javascript  endthewar   Aug-20-08 04:55 PM   #19 
     - Just Curious - If I Turn Off JavaScript To End These Ads.....  global1   Aug-20-08 05:12 PM   #21 
        - youtube  endthewar   Aug-20-08 05:14 PM   #22 
  - It's probably Trend's fault - they got a bit overly paranoid  TrogL   Aug-20-08 05:09 PM   #20 
     - Haven't updated recently  endthewar   Aug-20-08 05:15 PM   #23 

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