Getting strange message from this site, anyone else see this?

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  1. 1458279 Suspended

    1458279

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    #1
    Over the last few weeks, when I visit MacRumors, I get a popup saying that a virus has been detected and a scan needs to be done.

    I close the window and it starts up a second window and starts a scan, so now I shut down the process.

    This has been under Win 7 64 IE9 with windows MSE running.

    I guess most of you run only the Mac OS, but I run a dual boot setup and need to use Windows right now.

    It sounds like one of those 'code injection' things, but I'm no expert.
     
  2. lightwavejunkie macrumors newbie

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    Sounds like a spyware program to me.

    I recommend you download and update the free version of MALWARE BYTES and run a full scan once updated.

    If it is a spyware infection, this will likely find and remove it for you.

    This is just a precaution.

    Do you get the same popup on any other site? or is it JUST macrumors.com?
     
  3. arn macrumors god

    arn

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    post a screenshot if you get a chance.

    arn
     
  4. 1458279 thread starter Suspended

    1458279

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    RIght now it's just macrumors.com and I haven't booted MacOS in a while, so I don't know if it happens with that OS or not. My guess is it's just a Win7 virus thing.
     
  5. alphaod macrumors Core

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    Sounds like a pop-up ad that "fakes" a Windows Explorer window and makes it look like it's scanning your computer when it's not.
     

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