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TechSpot infected? False positive.

By stewi0001
Jun 11, 2015
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  1. Hey Guys,

    My AV is blocking something from your site. I don't know if it's from an ad or what.
    here is a screenshot of the warning
    warning.png
    and a screen shot of the Chrome console
    console.png
     
  2. Julio Franco

    Julio Franco TechSpot Editor Posts: 7,058   +645

    Hi @stewi0001,

    I can confirm this is not coming from our backend. After your message I looked around for possible sources (before I straight blamed an ad network), but in this case it looks like it was a false positive as identified by a few sources:

    sophos.png

    http://community.sophos.com/t5/Soph...s-mookie1-com-CDN-Adware-Reference/td-p/57585

    https://www.sophos.com/en-us/threat-center/threat-analyses/viruses-and-spyware/Mal~HTMLGen-A.aspx

    http://www.pistonheads.com/Gassing/...mt=Adverts+linking+to+site+with+Mal/HTMLGen-A

    The good news, there's nothing to be worried about. Thanks for bringing this up to our attention. :cool:
     
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  3. stewi0001

    stewi0001 TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 1,181   +528

    Lol irony is that it was SOPHOS
     

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