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Old Jul 14, 2012, 12:01 PM   #1
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AVG Security toolbar is saying MacRumors Forums contain malware

Just thought you guys should know, AVG thinks your site contains malware and advises against visiting with a giant warning. You guys should check for malware and then contact AVG
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Old Jul 14, 2012, 03:03 PM   #2
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Just thought you guys should know, AVG thinks your site contains malware and advises against visiting with a giant warning. You guys should check for malware and then contact AVG
Is it the entire forum or just a particular thread? Can you send a screenshot to arn@normalkid.com

I'll try to get in touch with AVG too.

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Old Jul 14, 2012, 04:21 PM   #3
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It looks like the whole forum. The front page doesn't give the same warning. It also appears as unsafe in the Ad-aware toolbar as well now.
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Old Jul 14, 2012, 05:28 PM   #4
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I've seen those things to mostly be a crock. Anybody can enter a site manually to Google and get it flagged as possessing malware.
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Old Jul 14, 2012, 05:48 PM   #5
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I'm inclined to agree. I went to a few sites that allow you to check for malware and none of them flagged anything. Even AVG's site checker itself.
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I've seen those things to mostly be a crock. Anybody can enter a site manually to Google and get it flagged as possessing malware.
Thats true, but to a lot of people, they won't know better and would err on the side of caution and avoid the site altogether. Better to get the issue resolved and have the warning(s) removed.
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