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joe.jr317 07-16-2010 09:46 AM

Is this site safe?
 
Okay. So I started using Google Chrome on my home computer. I put this site in the address bar and it says that yesterday google scanned it and found a ton of malware, viruses, and Trojans. It advised against visiting this site. I am on my phone right now since this stuff doesn't generally infect phone OS's. Anyway, anyone else gotten this warning or gotten anything off this site?

Anianna 07-16-2010 09:57 AM

My software has blocked malware from objects on this site. I sent a message to Hydroponics Blog regarding the issue. It is most likely in the bar ad above the forum advertising LEDs. One day when the forum was down, it was the only object I saw on the page and my software blocked malware from an object at that time.

If you are using Firefox, you can set it to stop objects from loading so you are not at risk of object malware. This may also be an option on other browsers, but I couldn't tell you for certain. Check your options.

I recommend downloading Avast!. Even the free version is detecting and blocking the malware from this site.

If the issue isn't addressed soon, I will have to stop visiting here. I love this forum, but it just isn't worth the risk.

smurf 07-16-2010 11:22 PM

I use it i dont have any issues ...
i think all the things you guys are talking about might be coming from the adds ...

administrator 07-17-2010 02:35 AM

There was an issue with the banner system, everything has been fixed, the messages should go away shortly....

thanks!

Casemon 07-17-2010 10:57 AM

Searching for info with google, came across this site and it said that it was dangerous. Had to manually copy the url into the browser.

Hope this helps!

administrator 07-17-2010 11:30 AM

it takes google a couple of days to update their system, it's all clear now though....

thanks!


Quote:

Originally Posted by Casemon (Post 5133)
Searching for info with google, came across this site and it said that it was dangerous. Had to manually copy the url into the browser.

Hope this helps!


joe.jr317 07-17-2010 02:14 PM

Cool. No google warnings now. Thanks admin.

smurf 07-17-2010 03:48 PM

My ISP blocked the site late last night but it works now.

administrator 07-17-2010 05:47 PM

The warnings have been lifted and everything is clean, it was a fun 4 hours from 12am - 4am to fix it... :)

sorry for the inconvenience!

Anianna 07-17-2010 09:29 PM

Thanks so much for taking care of it! :D


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