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Has anyone else got a warning from Google about The Source? They say it's infected with a virus or something and don't open the site.

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Topic starter Posted : September 9, 2010 11:22 am
STXBob
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I looked, and I also saw the warning for stcroixsource.com:
http://www.google.com/safebrowsing/diagnostic?site=http://stcroixsource.com/&hl=en

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Posted : September 9, 2010 11:37 am
Neil
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I see the report on google, but my malware/anti-virus software isn't picking up anything.

Their main page, however, IS running an ad to "Beware of the H1N1 Virus." LOL

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Posted : September 9, 2010 12:24 pm
speee1dy
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yeah, i had an issue yesterday but the it guy took care of it

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Posted : September 9, 2010 12:41 pm
Jim Dandy
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I got the warning also. Looked at the backup from Google and I think there is a good chance there is a problem so I did not venture into the sight to read the news.

Jim

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Posted : September 9, 2010 1:51 pm
arson340
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Google's virus detector is prone to false positives regarding viruses, if you have an anti virus you shouldn't be worrying about it at all.

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Posted : September 11, 2010 10:23 pm
pt
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The warning was gone yesterday morning so all must be well!

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Topic starter Posted : September 11, 2010 11:23 pm
Jumbie
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I read the Source on line everyday and I've never seen a "virus warning". Have Microsoft Essentials for my virus & anti spyware

Jumbie- SSTX

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Posted : September 11, 2010 11:33 pm
A Davis
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the warning only affected certain pages on the site, depending upon ads displayed as there were some code vulnerabilities in a few of them... interesting thing to note is that this can happen to anyone. i have seen it happen to gov't and business sites, and according to this source article, the bbc was affected during this run of whatever nasty it was...

http://stthomassource.com/content/news/local-news/2010/09/13/vi-source-not-lone-target-recent-cyber-attack
V.I. Source Not Lone Target of Recent Cyber Attack

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Posted : September 13, 2010 2:32 pm
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