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    Not cool. What's going on?

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    Wirelessly posted (iPhone 4S: Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; CPU iPhone OS 5_0_1 like Mac OS X) AppleWebKit/534.46 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.1 Mobile/9A405 Safari/7534.48.3)

    Looks like someone probably posted a URL somewhere in a thread that links to a known malicious website.

    If you're using a Mac, you don't have anything to worry about. There are no viruses or malware that can affect OS X.
     
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    First, you're not going to infect your Mac with malware simply by visiting a website. It's most likely that socionix.com has been flagged as having malware and someone in this forum used a link or an image from that site in a post, so Google inaccurately determined that this forum has malware. This site is perfectly safe. It's Google screwing up.

    You cannot infect your Mac simply by visiting a website, unzipping a file, opening an email attachment or joining a network. The only malware in the wild that can affect Mac OS X is a handful of trojans, which cannot infect your Mac unless you actively install them, and they can be easily avoided with some basic education, common sense and care in what software you install. Also, Mac OS X Snow Leopard and Lion have anti-malware protection built in, further reducing the need for 3rd party antivirus apps.
     
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    I know that I can't get infected, blah blah blah. I still think it needs to be fixed. And no, it's not just a thread. It must be an ad or something, I'm not sure. I have gotten it a few times.
     
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    Wirelessly posted (iPhone 4S: Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; CPU iPhone OS 5_0_1 like Mac OS X) AppleWebKit/534.46 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.1 Mobile/9A405 Safari/7534.48.3)

    Well, you've posted this in the correct forum and I'm confident the admins will look into it, figure it out and fix it.
     
  6. ergdegdeg, Jan 29, 2012
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    It's the emoticon Surely posted. It's hosted on that website. I'm not sure much can be done about that.
     
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    I'm here to DESTROY YOU ALL! MWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA




    But seriously, what emoticon?:confused:
     
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    Here's a screen shot....
     

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    Weird that this started happening now. I made that rimshot post 2-3 weeks ago. I'm pretty sure I posted in it today, and it was working just fine.

    It's also weird that it wasn't in response to iJH. :p


    EDIT: looks like it's just happening to that particular page (page 57 for me, with 40 posts/page).
     
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    Wirelessly posted (iPhone 4S: Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; CPU iPhone OS 5_0_1 like Mac OS X) AppleWebKit/534.46 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.1 Mobile/9A405 Safari/7534.48.3)

    I remember that one. Whew! For second I thought it was our conversation about Jennifer Aniston. I like her too much to have her flagged as malicious! :p
     
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    I guess DevinPitcher has something new to post in that thread now.:D
     
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    Your reputation as a troublemaker is secure! :D
     
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    Seriously? How can such blatantly incorrect information not be contested in this thread?

    You may not find a literal virus, but there most certainly is malware in numerous forms that's ripe and ready for installation.
     
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    Thanks for catching that, as I missed it. As I said earlier, the only Mac OS X malware in the wild is in the form of trojans, but those do exist.
     
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    It wasn't blatant; I neglected to qualify my statement. GGJstudios explained it quite well in this post, as he always does.

    In my defense, I was replying on my iPhone and used brevity in the post, to my detriment.
     
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    I figured that you knew better. I just chalked it up to temporary insanity! :D
     
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    Indeed! Let's hope it is only temporary! :D
     
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    I was just surprised to see so much conversation after that statement and no one seemed to notice it. I understand now that it was an oversight.
     
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    Staying on topic is pretty rare :D
     

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