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Old 09-09-2006, 09:01 PM   #1
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Well, someone else used this for forum trouble... [VIRUS WARNING!]

So anyway, there's a new ad floating around at LF that my Norton catches as an internet worm. It's blocked, but I have gotten this warning several times today.

EXACT THING THAT HAPPENED:
A thing on the sidebar loads. A popup says "This document contains no data". Norton pops up saying that it blocked an intrusion.

What's up wit dat, du?

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Old 09-09-2006, 09:05 PM   #2
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What ad is it? I don't have Norten, broken down on us too many times. I've got AVG Free.
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Old 09-09-2006, 09:07 PM   #3
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Oh, advertisers. I would buy your product, had it not broken my computer! Now I'm filing a lawsuit. Look what you made me do.

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Old 09-09-2006, 09:07 PM   #4
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I'm not sure. Once the ad loads (after it's all "document contains no data" and Norton blocks it), there's a white bar with weird strings of code in it.

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Old 09-09-2006, 09:08 PM   #5
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Pics or it didn't happen.



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Old 09-09-2006, 09:08 PM   #6
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Okay...I've gotten a few times an ad that says 'This page cannot be displayed' but it never loads.
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Old 09-10-2006, 04:32 PM   #7
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The matrix code? Dood, dont destroy my sense of reality!!! Wait...nevermind. Can you tell what kind of code it is? Is it regular HTML? Java or I dunno, I've seens some C+ floating around on ads before.
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Old 09-10-2006, 04:35 PM   #8
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HTML-ish code.
Though, I haven't seen the ad yet today. *hmmm*

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Old 09-10-2006, 04:39 PM   #9
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Sure your not just being an Attention (Lady of the
evening)(Pollitically Corrected)?
*Fixed

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Old 09-10-2006, 05:08 PM   #10
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Was there supposed to be a question mark in there? :D
*vocabulor and the grammar nazis'd!*

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Old 09-10-2006, 05:49 PM   #11
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It's very unlikely that it's an actual virus/worm as LucasForums only serves ads from a few reputable servers, two of which are Google and UGO. Although the UGO ads are sometimes a bit lame and we strive to remove them (eg: the mosquito buzzing one), malicious code is a whole other ballpark.

Some anti-virus software blocks certain ads because they can interfere with your experience, such as the aforementioned mosquito ad which produces a loud buzzing sound as soon as you load the page. It could be that or a similar ad which was blocked to prevent you having to go through that annoyance.


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Old 09-10-2006, 08:16 PM   #12
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I'm such a nice guy Mashi...

http://www.mozilla.com/firefox/
https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/1865/



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Old 09-10-2006, 09:02 PM   #13
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ew firefox

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Old 09-10-2006, 09:20 PM   #14
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Firefox is gr8, m8.


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Old 09-10-2006, 09:26 PM   #15
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Maybe for YOU it is!

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Old 09-10-2006, 09:44 PM   #16
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Maybe for YOU it is!
Avant is a shell, and the IE rendering engine is in it, so it sucks.
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Old 09-10-2006, 09:55 PM   #17
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Avant is an awesome, and it's not Furry Firefox, so it rules.

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Old 09-10-2006, 10:03 PM   #18
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Firefox is gr8, m8.
...no.

That's like somthing my grandma would type if I told her about internet talk.
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Old 09-11-2006, 04:18 PM   #19
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Quote:
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ew firefox
moar liek o shi- no ads mirite?!?!?!?


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Avant is an awesome, and it's not Furry Firefox, so it rules.
It's so-so. I used to use it until Firefox came out. You should really use Opera if you want a low memory-usage browser though.



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