It may not be because I was on the forum but I was viewing various posts when I was notified by my protection program it had detected and isolated a Trojan virus. Had a bunch of related problems that I had to clear and restore my system to an earlier date to get it working right. Just letting everyone know.
My Symantec firewall notified me earlier today that a Trojan virus was attempting to access my computer. A single mouse click got rid of it, but it's scary! I lost the hard drive in a previous computer to that one a few years back.
You guys should stay away from the porn sites. They're full of viruses. So I'm told.
Where's the fun in that?
These postings remind me of "the talk" by my father. His advice was this - boy. You live in the age where penicillin doesn't cure everything.
I wasn't on a porn site. I had connected to a link on one of the forum's posts. I would say which one but can't be sure it was the source of the virus so I don't want to blame the wrong source.
I used to get the one below every time I tried to visit Lone Pine Model Ts. There was a discussion by the owners that said it was safe but I kept getting the warning. Most likely due to the HTML methods used on the page but I'm not bypassing my security for any site. I solved it by not going there.
I got a message like the one pictured above, except it said, "Trojan:Win32/S------.AN (I'm not printing the whole thing because I don't want to take a chance on anyone picking anything up, if its possible. I spent several hours tonight with US Tech Support (formally Cyberdefender) getting rid of this nuisance.
Typing the name of the virus in a forum won't cause any harm.
Using Spybot and Microsoft Security Essentials has worked for me for years. I haven't had a virus in 15 years and I am a POWER USER. When I am online, which is almost nightly for hours, I run with 3 to 4 monitors at once and do a huge amount of surfing.
On rare occasions I get a warning from one of the two programs mentioned above, but I keep their patterns up to date and they always clear the issues as they arise.
Ken.......for the record porn sites are safer than a lot of kids' sites.
Porn sites want your bu$ine$$.......kids are way more likely to click on infected junk.
I quote from http://www.itmanagerdaily.com/which-websites-most-likely-carry-malware/
"Many users assume pornography sites or those dedicated to illegal activities are most likely to be infected. However, as Symantecís report shows, thatís not the case.
In fact, religious and ideological websites had three times as many malware infections on average than adult sites, Symantec says.
And the top categories of sites most likely to infected with malware were:
1: Blogs and web communications
2: Personally hosted sites
3: Business and economy
5: Education and reference
The reason is that cycbercriminals have a lot of success compromising legitimate sites to conduct drive-by attacks. When people are on sites they trust, theyíre less likely to take precautions that could prevent the attacks from being successful."