Wierd authentication window??

Discussion in 'Site and Forum Feedback' started by orfeas0, Jun 29, 2011.

  1. orfeas0 macrumors 6502a

    Aug 21, 2010
    Athens, Greece
    Hello. I was browsing through the forum and I suddenly got an authentication window for something I have no clue about :O


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    It happened when I was in a thread in the macbook section. What is that?
    Sorry if this is off-off-topic but I'm worried about infections (I'm on windows, don't bash me :p)
  2. simsaladimbamba

    Nov 28, 2010
    Have you checked the server address "hackpro....." yet? It seems to be some local network thing.
    Btw, this is not the proper sub forum for this, maybe the "Windows on the Mac" forum would be better suited, but don't create another thread there, this one will be .oved accordingly I guess.
  3. aeneid macrumors member

    Jun 20, 2011
    I'm not tech specialist but here are my thoughts,

    -could be that your ISP, router, DNS requires a login based off of the url/server name (yeah really simple I know),
    -that's really random, do you have any other tabs, windows open that are accessing the internet? it could be that that site is asking for authentication.
    -you've been served...with a virus for PC... lol. seriously thought you could have some virus, malware, spyware, or some kind of variety if you've accessed sites that seem illegitimate. Maybe installl AVG Free, or Malwarebytes to scan for both.
    -nothing else I can think of, unless like previous poster said it is a local connection of some sort. Is there anyone else connected to your network? Also how secure is your network? Could be an issue there where someone else (you willingly let them or not) is using your network and has access to your computer, if you haven't enabled the firewall and other network security settings and is again running some script.

    Again bare with me. I could be completely wrong. Just wanted to throw out some ideas that I had out there. Maybe it'll spark someone else's brain for something of this nature.

    Good luck. Hope you figure it out. People here will know if anything.
  4. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor


    Staff Member

    Jan 20, 2005
    That sort of thing is usually an indication that somebody has posted an externally-hosted image that is now behind an authentication wall. It appears to have been this post, and we've addressed the issue by disabling the inline image display for it.

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