• working on it

    If you are having login or password reset issues, please email [email protected] or [email protected]

  • Site issues

    New hamster wheels put into service last night: hopefully things will be a little faster and smoother now! There *were* some hiccups, but things seem to be OK now. Please log any problems in the "Help & Q&A Forum", thanks!

Computers and Technology

Home Computers and Technology

Virus/Malware?

You must be logged in to reply to this topic.

  • Babel 17 (2198 posts)
    Profile photo of Babel 17 Donor

    1. I see the wavey blobs as well. But no virus warning

    I’m running an ad blocker though. Sometimes websites are tricked into allowing shady ads/amateurish ransomware attempts. They think they made a deal with a reputable outfit, but either the outfit isn’t reputable, or they themselves were tricked/negligent, and they bundled something nasty in. It happens.

    • PADemD (779 posts)
      Profile photo of PADemD Donor

      2. Wavy Blobs

      I didn’t get the virus warning until I opened the LATimes web page.

      • Hobbit709 (1553 posts)
        Profile photo of Hobbit709 Donor

        3. Blobs yes, virus warning no.

        I won't shut up and I don't waste my time teaching pigs to sing
      • Babel 17 (2198 posts)
        Profile photo of Babel 17 Donor

        4. Not after visiting the link either

        It can be a variable thing with nasty ads as afaik they get used in a rotation, and quickly expire. The manager of the website usually has no idea as the ads come packaged by someone else, and the site will deal with several bundlers of ads.