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Phizz
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July 24, 2013 7:02 pm  

Every time I open this forum, I get a notification from my symantic security that it has blocked an attack from islands-now.org -- a malvertisemtnt website redirect.

Has anyone else received this warming? -- and what to do about it?


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OldTart
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July 24, 2013 7:05 pm  

Interesting. I haven't experienced anything like that!


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stx2020
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July 24, 2013 7:14 pm  

funny.. I was about to post the same thing

yep, every time I come on here the same thing happens to me

been going on a couple days


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Alana33
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July 24, 2013 7:54 pm  

Nope. never had that happen.


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Rowdy802
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July 24, 2013 8:02 pm  

I have Symantec, specifically Norton 360... Every now and then I do get the notice, and also when I open the page for the St. Croix Source...

Sometimes the AV program will "see" the advertisements on said pages as an attack... I just dismiss it as the AV doing its job, so I rather have anything blocked instead of my laptop turned to a paperweight...


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Jim Dandy
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July 24, 2013 9:31 pm  

I just got the warning and this isn't the first time.


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specialk
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July 24, 2013 10:40 pm  

I started getting that alert a few days ago when I go to the St Croix Source page. But haven't had it happen here.


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xXxRUDExXx
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July 24, 2013 11:52 pm  

I've also gotten the alert a number of times. Norton 360 identifies "www.islands-now.net (66.40.5.43,80)" as the "attacking computer". Most likely it's a banner ad that's doing something weird and the security software blocks it out of an abundance of caution - hopefully nothing malicious (false flag).


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Islander
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July 25, 2013 2:54 am  

No worries, www.islands-now.net is the domain that delivers the advertising for VIMovingCenter.com.


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LiquidFluoride
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July 25, 2013 1:27 pm  

My IDS also is freaking out, it blocks the site for 600 seconds, then allows traffic.


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