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Discussion in 'Site Suggestions and Questions' started by bojack72, Dec 19, 2009.

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  1. bojack72

    bojack72 Junior Member Club Member

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    Is there a virus or a spam program running on thephins.com. Twice today, once at home and once at work, while i was on the site it forwarded me to another site about a virus on my computer that i had a heck of time getting out of. Just wondering if it is happening to anyone else.
    thanks
     
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  2. Idahophin

    Idahophin Season Ticket Holder Club Member

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    Got the same thing this morning.. I ran my avg this morning, then logged on to the phins. As soon as I clicked on Calphins birthday thread I got the pop up that I had a virus and to down load a program to get rid of the threat.
     
  3. BigDogsHunt

    BigDogsHunt Enough talk...prove it!

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    I had a virus warning about 2 hr ago......disregarded it (meaning didnt follow the link to download anything - thats a no no in my book), but I did use the SYSTEM RESTORE program option built into my XP OS (IE browser), and went back a week in time, it rebooted, then ran my virus software scan, said all is good and I am back up....but yes, definately something fishy going on.

    Not sure what the site has for protection, but would think they are aware of this type of attack.
     
  4. Fin Fan In Cali

    Fin Fan In Cali Dolphin fan since 1970 Luxury Box

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    Sorry about that. I will forward this to the owners. If you can get any important information from what it is exactly saying and during what process, that would be greatly appreciated.

    John
     
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  5. Vengeful Odin

    Vengeful Odin Norse Mod

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    I too had this earlier ... crashed my browser ... I rebooted and things seemed to be okay but I saw it as well. If I get it again I'll screenshot it.
     
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  6. MikeHoncho

    MikeHoncho -=| Censored |=- Club Member

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    Question: What browser do you all use?
     
  7. dolphindebby

    dolphindebby Season Ticket Holder Luxury Box

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    Same with me guys.
    My son is coming to check it out.
    It took forever for me to get it off the screen too.
     
  8. Fin Fan In Cali

    Fin Fan In Cali Dolphin fan since 1970 Luxury Box

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    I use firefox and have had no problems. I have left messages with Muck, and Celtkin in regards to this.:wink2:
     
  9. JimToss

    JimToss Thank You Chad Pennington

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    I have also had the issue happening. Was coming on here to start a thread actually.

    The same thing happened on Finheaven that made me transfer over to here. Certainly like this place better. There I had to restore my computer, this one seems less malicious that closing out the browser does away with it. Don't want to have to abandon another message board.

    I believe the problem is within the ads on the site. This may be why you are not experiencing this Cali. Seeing you do not see them as a premium member.

    I would gladly accept a membership for disclosing this very important information :knucks:


    PS: Always using Mozilla and will also screenshot it.
     
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  10. alen1

    alen1 New Member

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    Same here. I was done posting in the Draft forum and then it took me to a site that looked like my documents and it said "you have a virus! get a free scan now!" or something along those lines. I just closed everything out.
     
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  11. Fin Fan In Cali

    Fin Fan In Cali Dolphin fan since 1970 Luxury Box

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    Again we sincerely apologize for this to all of the family. We are aware of it, and will be working to get it corrected. This is something we will not tolerate from our advertisers. Both Celtkin, and Muck are aware of the situation, and will work diligently to get it resolved. We don't want to lose any members due to this issue. We appreciate all of our wonderful family here. :wink2:
     
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  12. Fin Fan In Cali

    Fin Fan In Cali Dolphin fan since 1970 Luxury Box

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    Sorry brother. We don't want to lose you from the site. We apologize for this.:yes:
     
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  13. Crappy Tipper

    Crappy Tipper AKA Hero13

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    I was using firefox and got hit, just terminated the exe and it went away. The ad rotation here always sets off my kaspersky like the 4th of july.
     
  14. JimToss

    JimToss Thank You Chad Pennington

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    Greatly appreciate you guys working so diligently on it. Really nice work on the administrations part. Always nice to see the powers at be putting the right procedures in motion.

    I absolutely do not plan to leave, you guys have been great. Seeing of how quickly this is getting resolved and turned around you probably just gained yourself another premium member.
    :hi5:
     
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  15. Phinvader Bill

    Phinvader Bill The all new Mr. Event

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    It happened twice yesterday, and again just a few minutes ago. I use Firefox.
     
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  16. Fin Fan In Cali

    Fin Fan In Cali Dolphin fan since 1970 Luxury Box

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    Bro if you can save us a screen shot it will help us put an end to it once and for all.:wink2: I wish it would happen to me so I can see what is happening.
     
  17. Killerphins

    Killerphins The Finger

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    it happened to me twice last night
    i clicked on a thread in the dolphins forum
    i just shutdown and re-started
    didnt happen today
     
  18. Fin Fan In Cali

    Fin Fan In Cali Dolphin fan since 1970 Luxury Box

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    Please post a screen shot, or send it to me in a pm if it happens to anyone again. Thanks a lot.
     
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  19. Killerphins

    Killerphins The Finger

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    will do
     
  20. bojack72

    bojack72 Junior Member Club Member

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  21. Fin Fan In Cali

    Fin Fan In Cali Dolphin fan since 1970 Luxury Box

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  22. Thunderbolt89

    Thunderbolt89 Well-Known Member

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    I just got the same thing as the rest of you. I got a pop up about free anti virus scan so I just closed out my browser and did a quick scan from my antivirus.
     
  23. Muck

    Muck Throwback Uniform Crusader Retired Administrator

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    If you're getting hit with anything questionable this morning, you may have to clear your cache.

    We removed the questionable streams late last night after this latest flareup. So we should be ok.
     
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  24. Thunderbolt89

    Thunderbolt89 Well-Known Member

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    Yeah I have been on most of the day with no problems today. Thank you for taking care and maintaining the site.
     
  25. MrClean

    MrClean Inglourious Basterd Club Member

    I see often that my pop up blocker prevented a pop up on this site. I always think wtf would there be any legit pop ups here anyway?

    A couple of mornings ago, I woke up after forgetting to close my browser before going to bed. There was a message from my anti virus, I use "iolo", saying they removed a virus and it was this site that I'd left my browser open to. The only thing weird was I needed to reenter my user name and password, and log in again. Usually this is saved unless I run that CCleaner program.
     
  26. Killerphins

    Killerphins The Finger

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    avast is blocking access to malicious site ad.yieldmanager.com when i log on here
    20 hits every time i switch pages
    it is only happening at this site

    for those who dont have antivirus up to date you are getting hit with a virus
     
  27. xphinfanx

    xphinfanx Stay strong my friends.

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    It hit me on google chrome. Norton grabbed it and asked if i wanted to let it open i denied it and ran a scan. alls good here.
     
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  28. Fin Fan In Cali

    Fin Fan In Cali Dolphin fan since 1970 Luxury Box

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    Did you get an info like a link? Did this just happen or in the past? Thanks.
     

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