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Phenomenica - a warning

Postby Ian Pegler » Sun May 23, 2010 5:36 pm

I've had another complaint about a link to a news-item from Phenomenica, being associated with some kind of virus or other nasty.

I no longer get news items from Phenomenica and at some point I'm going to have to go through all the relevant posts and deactivate the links.

In the meantime you are advised to avoid clicking on links to Phenomenica.

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Re: Phenomenica - a warning

Postby Helen-Healing » Sun May 23, 2010 8:50 pm

Yes, thanks for that, Ian. I'm having no end of problems after clicking on one of the links today - trojan horses by the stampede!! :x
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Re: Phenomenica - a warning

Postby Ian Pegler » Mon May 24, 2010 9:44 am

I've now removed the links from about 17 threads. I feel sure there must be a few more but Google isn't being that helpful, listing the old-style URLs which no-longer work!

Sorry about all this.

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Re: Phenomenica - a warning

Postby Grahame Gardner » Mon May 24, 2010 6:35 pm

I tried clicking on one of those links Ian, and got not a flicker from my McAfee virus scan. So either nothing is going on, or my machine is now infested with Trojans that McAfee isn't detecting.... :oops:
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Re: Phenomenica - a warning

Postby Helen-Healing » Mon May 24, 2010 8:54 pm

I have AVG, Grahame, but that didn't stop it either. :cry:
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Re: Phenomenica - a warning

Postby Ian Pegler » Tue May 25, 2010 6:51 am

I have McAfee also and it's let me down in the past too.

I recommend downloading the free versions of other Virus scanners such as A-squared, AVAST and Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware.

I also recommend that surfing with Firefox is better than Internet Explorer, particular with an add-on called NoScript.

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Re: Phenomenica - a warning

Postby Helen-Healing » Tue May 25, 2010 9:57 pm

My wizzy-techy son came round today & sorted out my computer probs. It was full of Trojan Horses & other nasty malware gremlins! The THs were self replicating & stopping me from accessing lots of websites etc. Sigh. Most came from my browsing habits - so it wasn't just the Phenonenica site that was dodgy! All is well now though (I hope!)
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