Pros and viruses


I have been seeing a lot of complaints about viruses / redirection etc. in the last couple of weeks.

It may be my imagination, but most / all seem to be from non-pro members.

Are pro members getting these problems (especially if you click through from the newsletter)?

I haven't seen any of the problems (running FF in Wondows, with Norton installed and up-to-date).

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Kryptonite7 years ago
I am a new pro member but have never had any problems, through all my time being non-pro or my short week of being so.
Doctor What7 years ago
I've seen the direct effect, but only when logged out.

I checked out an ible to show a friend at work (we were doing hemp crafts, and looked up kitemans cord ible), and the antivirus magic popped up, and I was like "oh noes!".

I went home, logged on, and browsed for hours, and had no problem. 

I went back to work, checked it out the next day, and boom, it popped back up again.
 Nope. Not a problem so far.

Ya'll best solve it soon else you'll get wacky conspiracy theories. XD
You mean they're NOT out to get me?  

"Just because I'm paranoid doesn't mean they're not out to get me....;-) " 
haha thats what i thought !
Goodhart7 years ago
I have heard a lot about this on Facebook, but everytime I go to a link that someone says is a bad one, I see no problem...running FF from home,  MSIEv7 at work,  I run CheckPoint FW, and antivirus at home, they have a hardware FW here at work.
V-Man7377 years ago
I haven't noticed any problems, even with Firewall and all antivirus turned off. I've no idea what could be plaguing the others.

Also, I don't get any sort of invasive ads from this website as long as I don't click anywhere not crafted by Instructables.
Oh yeah, and I loved reading about that glass virus exhibit. Good pic!
PKM7 years ago
Genuine viruses, or over-cautious "potential clickjacking attempt!" warnings from zealous antivirus?  I can imagine fancy-pants ads like that Craftsman one that took over the entire screen being interpreted as some sort of gnarly XSS by an antivirus, but surely viruses in the actual site will hit pros and non-pros alike?  And if it's the ads, then any site using the same ad providers will be affected.
lemonie PKM7 years ago
What external ads do you see on this page? I see none.
Too many people have mentioned this in Dec, something funny happened, and yes it does affect other sites,

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