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Google Chrome say that it found malware on instructable's? Answered

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Recently I tried to access instructable's (www.instructables.com) on Google Chrome and it gave me the following message. So my question is is this a bug in Chrome, or did someone hack ible's.

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dorkpirate (author)2012-07-02

from google
"What is the current listing status for www.instructables.com/files/orig?
Site is listed as suspicious - visiting this web site may harm your computer.

Part of this site was listed for suspicious activity 5 time(s) over the past 90 days.

What happened when Google visited this site?
Of the 747 pages we tested on the site over the past 90 days, 106 page(s) resulted in malicious software being downloaded and installed without user consent. The last time Google visited this site was on 2012-07-02, and the last time suspicious content was found on this site was on 2012-07-02.
Malicious software is hosted on 1 domain(s), including positive-search.com/.

6 domain(s) appear to be functioning as intermediaries for distributing malware to visitors of this site, including 173.214.255.0/, moreclicksearch.com/, trafmulticheck.com/.

This site was hosted on 9 network(s) including AS22300 (WIKIA), AS54113 (FASTLY), AS6939 (HURRICANE)."
it seems to be some of the ad content is pushing malicious stuff possibly.

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lug big lug (author)2012-06-19

I got the same problem. It just means that enough people said that instructables was a virus/malware site. Then enough people said that it wasnt that it went away

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dr. richtofen (author)2012-06-19

Not realy an answer, but I got that message too yesterday. It seems fixed now. If you still have the problem, you can use Internet Explorer

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That happened to me yesterday when I used Chrome, but it's working today.

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+1 I could use it too (from yesterday on)(

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Re-design (author)2012-06-18

This has happened before and IIRC it was a misplaced comma in their source code.

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iminthebathroom (author)2012-06-18

Today at work I received the same message where we use chrome

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mpilchfamily (author)2012-06-18

What page where you trying to access? Oddly enough when i try to view the larger image you posted Firefox is giving me a warning about the page. You need to go into the Forums section and report this as a bug.

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ElvenChild (author)mpilchfamily2012-06-18

No matter what page I try accessing with chrome, be it the home page (www.instructables.com) or even the image that I posted (which I had to do with Safari which gave me no errors whatsoever) it gives me a message saying that it detected malware...they might have been hacked...and that they notified www.instructables.com about it.

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mpilchfamily (author)ElvenChild2012-06-18

I took a look in the bug section of the forums. Allot of people are having the same issue. There are multiple topics going on about it. So there is no doubt that the moderators know about the problem and its being worked on. Just use another browser for now.

But there is some sort of issue. When i try to view the full size version of any image from any instructable i get a similar warning in Firefox.

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rickharris (author)mpilchfamily2012-06-18

Odd because I don't get any such warning. Using FF 12

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mpilchfamily (author)rickharris2012-06-18

Go to an istructable. Click on the small icon in the upper left corner of the image. Its an 'i' in a box. That takes you to a page where you can view the full size image that was uploaded to the server. Under the image is a link and the size of the image. Click that to view the full sized image and you will get the malware message in FF.

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rickharris (author)mpilchfamily2012-06-18

Mmm so you do - evidently a bug.

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