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    The pics Doug posted are different from what i was seeing, and oddly enough it stopped happening when I came back to work this week...just adding some follow up..

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    To answer you doug, i took down the original post, because we are now certain this isn't coming from swellinfo. My initial reaction was to take on responsibility that this could be coming from an ad on swellinfo and to do everything we could to look into it.

    The hired consultant told me, this is coming from a malware/scareware on infected computers that may pop up many numerous types of ways and often on a random basis. It sounds like it was popping up when users were opening their browser, which happened to be on Swellinfo.

    I do thank you for providing me the screen shots, as it was helpful in identifying what was going on. The consultant said this was classic malware/scareware tactics.

    Circling back, I took down that post, so not to scare people away from Swellinfo, since we are certain it is not originating with us. I take things like this seriously, and that is why I looked at all avenues of possible problems within Swellinfo, and hired a consultant.

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    Looks like its back? Got another MS virus alert...

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    Quote Originally Posted by oipaul View Post
    Looks like its back? Got another MS virus alert...
    it's a fake alert, specific to your pc, not the site. very common scam.

    you guys who are using IE should seriously consider switching to a more secure browser like Chrome or Firefox.
    Last edited by hanna; Feb 1, 2014 at 06:20 PM.

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    second that with chrome and firefox. never had a major problem with them yet. i hate IE

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    yes it returned today, only when you first bring up swellinfo, and on internet explorer

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    Quote Originally Posted by hanna View Post
    it's a fake alert, specific to your pc, not the site. very common scam.

    you guys who are using IE should seriously consider switching to a more secure browser like Chrome or Firefox.
    Thanks for the tip. Which of the two is better?

    I never used that computer for porn either btw. I know that's the best way to get a virus. Go figure, haha.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Doug View Post
    Thanks for the tip. Which of the two is better?

    I never used that computer for porn either btw. I know that's the best way to get a virus.
    of course not - not that computer.

    i like Firefox, primarily because it has more features and add-ons that i use - in addition, i'm actively trying to resist Google's increasingly intrusive attempts to weave itself into the fabric of my digital life. that being said, Chrome probably uses less computer resources overall and is a little quicker. either one will work fine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rcarter View Post
    See that is why I use a Mac. 7 years running with the same laptop and never once had a virus or threat. Hell I'm not even sure if it has any anti virus software on the thing, I just turn it on each day and it works like the first time I used it.
    That's why I always use the training wheels on my bike. Doesn't allow room for user error. Who cares that I could get a really nice bike and go really really fast while using my skills to accurately and effectively navigate terrain and have a ball doing it, I can't trust that I won't cause myself to fall over.


    Lol sorry I had to, but really though as time goes on, Mac computers are getting less and less equal to PC's. As more and more of them are starting to get taken out by viruses, there won't be a plus side to them soon.

    Don't fall for that delusion that you can't get a virus. They are out there and more and more are made every day. The more popular the Macs get the more popular making viruses for them will be. And while Microsoft has gone ahead and really put alot of time and work developing safer virus prevention features, by the time Apple has to do with it, they'll be worlds behind

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    Tonight was the third time recently that I have also encountered a fake virus popup while navigating Swell Info. I'm going to try to attach some screen shots. Given that I have zero problems with other websites and that it only happens on Swell Info, I have to wonder if there is something on the site causing it. Maybe the screen shots will be helpful in diagnosis. Mainly, just wanted to let you know it isn't just one person being affected. The URL that shows up is http://wed322d2.f-windowsdefen... (that's all I can see of it).Virus 1.jpgVirus 2.jpg