Skip to comments.Google Chrome Browser Warning me about FreeRepublic using "malware" site
Posted on 11/04/2012 10:23:06 PM PST by montag813
When I go to the "My Comments" (Pings: http://www.freerepublic.com/perl/pings) link on FR, I get this:
Anyone else? Admin?
Curious timing for a Google urging to blow off FreeRepublic, eh?
Google has chosen to be another enemy of the people.
I just put “fineartamerica.com” into my search engine and it came back with a green light from Norton Site Safe and a big “OK” banner from Symantec Site Analysis.
This sure smells of dirty trick.
I wouldn’t put it past the leftists to pull an evil stunt like this.
My Kaspersky 2012 flagged it.
It’s probably a photo someone linked to in a reply.
I’m not getting that with the same link using Chrome.
I just checked mine. It didn’t happen to me.
Maybe the regime is upset with all of the truthfulness coming out of FreeRepublic.
Let me guess off the cuff that fineartamerica is a porn site
"Of the 16205 pages we tested on the site over the past 90 days, 0 page(s) resulted in malicious software being downloaded and installed without user consent. The last time Google visited this site was on 2012-11-04, and suspicious content was never found on this site within the past 90 days."
The only thing in the reported information even close to an issue was the following:
"In some cases, third parties can add malicious code to legitimate sites, which would cause us to show the warning message."
I have NoScript installed with Firefox. Maybe that's preventing me from seeing the warnings.
Using Chrome here as I type, usually this can happen when a post has or had a link to a site on the blacklist. Clear your cache and try again. Sites with ads may also have served up a malicious ad at one time, not Freerepublic but the linked site.
did you try the same with other well known conservative websites?
“Its probably a photo someone linked to in a reply.”
I just did a google search and right there under the link for fineartamerica it says “This site may harm your computer”
Really?! ,Bookmark will check later
Must keep an eye on those Russians...
Chrome is blocking fineartamerica, but it isn’t blocking my comments page.
On the other hand, it could explain why FR is slow. Just a thought.
They hit Nachum’s site a LONG time ago. It’s safe, I keep going back.
Stop NOW and run a complete anti-viral/malware scan of your computer.
Chrome is working for me w/o messages.
I got the same thing. I bypassed the warning and fineartamerica.com looks like a very benign site. Just artwork.
If you google for site:fineartamerica.com, you get an absurd number of results, and the results exhibit a repetitive, spammy pattern. On the other hand, if you do the same search on Yandex, you get far fewer, but much more normal results. Yandex is generally much slower in updating their index than Google. So, perhaps fineartamerica recently got hacked?
Why do you use Chrome? I hate Google. I suggest Firefox which is non-profit and they don’t record your activities unlike google, for the sake of analytics
I just had an unintended quadruple post for no good reason and much of the time I get “page unavailable” recently when trying to reach comments.
So does Alan and his very good ESET antivirus may be preventing access.
Something is in the way but has not proved harmful. More of a nuisance.
Thanks for the heads up.
See that? They’re trying to bug us.(adjusting tinfoil hat)
Zone Alarm flagged it. Said it was trying to set a program to start every time I started my computer. It got me. Scanning now.
So you decide to infect us?
No problems here and I run Chrome.
Avast warned me a number of times yesterdsy, not today.
I use ixquick for my search engine. They do not record your activities. Check it out.
Both AdAware and Comodo tell me the site is fine.
“Why do you use Chrome? I hate Google. I suggest Firefox which is non-profit and they dont record your activities unlike google, for the sake of analytics”
Pretty much all of the top software companies have politics that conflict with Freeper values. It’s best to separate your evaluation of their technology from their politics. Firefox and the closely tied Linux movement have done a lot to hurt for-profit software development. I use and like both, but I recognize the reality of the situation.
Chrome is a very good browser. If you don’t like the analytics approach, I recommend you check out SRWare Iron, which is a browser built on the open-source Chrome code base, with all the “phone home to Google” code removed.
Last night I tried to load a Free Republic page and it opened this page at a domain called justdied.com. It was a page that said that I had malware on my computer with a fake looking Windows-type box urging me to clean my computer.
I don’t remember what FR page I was trying to load because I’ve been clicking on FR links and then going off and doing other stuff while waiting for the pages to load when it is busy here.
One thread from 2010 and one profile page has a link. The thread comment has been removed and I sent a FReepmail to the poster asking them to remove the link from their profile page. Thanks.
You should do a search for a link to justdied.com, too. That is where I wound up from a FR page. I can give you the whole url if you need it, but I didn’t want to post it because someone might go there.
Thanks, did a search and did not find that link on FR, it sounds like one of those fake malware viruses.
I think you’re right. D’Oh! Scanning now. :-(
I had to back up my old Vista puter with Firefox last night to a one week earlier restore point. FR seems to operate much better now. There is definitely a bug or two floating around.
“Hot-Linking” or “Direct Linking” images is considered bad “Netiquette”, (i.e.. theft of bandwidth). Host images for FR on server space you own/control or use an image hosting service like “imageshack”, “tiny pic” or “photo bucket”....otherwise some Libertarian/RP supporter might do the following to your “borrowed” photo: http://www.deuceofclubs.com/switcheroo/switch20.htm
Just got the same warning going to Michelle Malkin with Firefox.
Run SpyBot Search & Destroy. Had similar prob, a site had hijacked my browsers. Everybody stay away from BABYLON translator, it is malware and can cause similar problems. Your prob sounds local to your computer, so I would start there.
I have been having real problems with malware, adobe flash player 11.4 and 11.5 beta, a program called spyhunter, zonealarm’s firewall and antivirus program and two programs maliciously on the computer that are hard to remove yontoo and funmoods which are both spyware. Fun.
In a nutshell the problems go like this. I upgraded after being prompted for days the flash player to 11.4 on the firefox browser last month. Since then the 15.0.4 FF browser kept freezing and crashing. The flash videos would collapse and give an error. On Further research this problem was all too common with flash and firefox this year after various updates and there isn’t one particular solution by various different attempts to fix it by both adobe and mozilla.
It’s a real long story but I will say that what is working for now is downgrading the flash player plugin to 10.0.3, which I downloaded through adobe’s site in a link at the forums as a fix, in Firefox 16.0.2, installing 11.5 beta on the Internet Explorer 10, and deleting older versions of firefox. I pray nothing happens on IE with flash because I need it up to date with the latest flash player to see some video content like at Fox News and videos linked on Facebook which require 11.4 or above to view. But now I can see dailymotion and youtube on firefox without crashes.
But I then found I had malware on the computer because I found funmoods and yontoo installed on the computer along with other things that were easier to delete like shop to win. But what also gave it away was website addresses and search engine links redirecting to the wrong sites.
All this lead to me running malware bytes anti malware program on Friday. After a complete scan of 5 hrs. It found plenty of infections which I promptly killed. It wanted a reboot. Upon rebooting, I got a black screen of death. The OS could not load as all I got was a black screen. Another long story.
Well, the first solution ended up being me going into safe mode and doing a system restore. Obviously it ruined the flash player settings which later I had to fix. Well, that was not all. I got into the OS without problems but it started running super slow and programs were unresponsive after ten minutes of use. So after another long set of attempted fixes, I was back in safe mode with command prompt looking at the internet.
I ended up reading about a program called combofix cleaning out malware. So I ran it. It found and clean a lot of things, but first before it even ran urt gave me an error.
The program could not run with zonealarm’s anti-virus and firewall program on. More about why it was installed on the computer later. So I started thinking it over and decided it would be hard to deactivate the program without it still having problems with Combofix. So I uninstalled or deleted it through safe mode. And did a reboot. Then sure enough it went into Windows 7 OS without any problems. The OS worked perfectly after that. It was no longer slow and the programs did not freeze.
Then I ran combofix. It really cleaned the computer. Got rid of a lot of junk. Among them was a hard to find file to a hacking program AMMY. That is another story.
The reason I had AMMY installed on the computer was due to making a bone headed mistake. One of my yahoo email accounts was compromised. I could not log into it. I was prompted to answer security questions. But I got one odd question. It wanted information I could not for the life of me answer. For privacy reasons I refuse to mention what the question was. But there was no way I would know the answer.
Long story short. I tried to find a number to call yahoo. Some numbers I had found were deactivated. I sent a email which never went through and had it sent back as unable to deliver. I tried finding someone to get a hold of online and could not. Well, I kept searching for a number to be able to talk to someone. As you should know the business department that handles accounts with a companies using yahoo products wouldn’t work so that number I did not call and so on. I needed a customer service number. Never did find a good working number.
One number I tried ended up being automated and when I clicked the options I needed it gave a dial tone and hanged up on me. Yahoo is a POS company. And I’ll prove it some more.
I found a number that yahoo endorsed to a computer repair group called live technicans. I recommend to never call them up like I did in September. They not only did not care to fix my email situation, there was nothing they could do about it. Instead they kept prompting me to check my computer for errors and that I would need to spend $200 dollars to buy products to keep me safe. then the guy who sounded Hindu wnated me to install AMMY so that he could see my computer. I nearly jumped off the seat. The guy was frightening me.
But I went along and he hacked right into my computer. The guy took control of the machine. He then killed my background desktop image of the Grand Canyon and he started messing with the settings. he ran a virus program and was forcing to pay for the full version of AVG anti-virus software. He also wanted me to pay him some cash to continue. He was forcing me to fax information that I would not do. I don’t even have a fax machine. So then he wanted me to print it and scan it in. I refused to do that too. So i really felt this idiot was going to destroy the computer so I hanged up.
Then I unisntalled the program AMMY the best I could, but I knew there was a file in their somewhere. Luckily, installing combofix got rid of it. But I was so worried about him hacking me and spying that I added at the time zonealarm.
But the funmoods and yontoo programs still remain. I tried a program called spyhunter but it was pay. Had to uninstall it and read that some people thing it is a malicious porgram. So I ran combo fix again and malware bytes. I had no problems upon rebooting this time. But I use zonealarm no more. I have to figure out what to do next.
But, I did install an add-on for Fire fox that helps with redircting sites and I aim to test Opera or chrome to see which one I like to use as another back up browser.
As for yahoo. I ditched it except for one working email account and flickr. I have other emails with google. But my U-verse internet account is also with yahoo. So be it. I do go into the yahoo sports section to read articles.
And that is the story. I hope funmoods and yontoo junk are gone for good because both softwares were found it in both malware bytes and combofix and it was deleted.
Not saure if I will get sites re-directed still or what to do for a firewall. But IO think I will install the free avg anti-virus versiona gain updated.
That is strange My Kasperski 2012 went right to the site.
That’s me. Making friends wherever I go.
I’m using Mozilla not Chrome.
I used SpyBot Search & Destroy. It did a good job. I had to log into the admin login to delete things.
I tried Google Chrome about a year ago. It refused to open FR so I deleted it and went to Firefox.
Which one nailed you?
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