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Old Feb 2, 2012, 9:00 AM   #1
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I've just started getting this message today from my virus checker when I navigate round this site - but only this site. I'm getting it regularly here but haven't seen it once anywhere else. Any ideas?

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Thanks Martin.

We're looking into it now, as we noticed some odd issues starting earlier this morning and that may have something to do with it.

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I'm seeing this as well, since I too use AVG. Jim and I have notified Tech about this issue.
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BTW, I booted into Win 7 to check it (since I keep multiple layers of AV protection installed in it, even though I rarely use Windows for anything) and Avira Antvir Premium is also recognizing an issue with the same javascript code.

I keep Avira Antivir Premium installed in Win 7, since it performs real time web page analysis (a feature you don't get with their free version), and has very high detection rates compared to most of it's competitors. See the latest AV-Comparatives study here:

http://www.av-comparatives.org/image...od_aug2011.pdf


As Billy mentioned, the IB Tech Staff has been notified of the issue and we hope to get to the bottom of it soon.

Screen capture of the alert from Avira Antivir Premium when attempting to load http://forums.steves-digicams.com from Firefox in Win 7:

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This issue appears to be corrected and our tech staff is investigating to try and determine the source of the problems.
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Old Feb 2, 2012, 1:22 PM   #6
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Thanks Jim. I'm using AVG Free by the way.
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interesting. I installed AVG Free this morning on a netbook with Win 7 on it, and it did *not* show any problem when loading the pages here, even after making sure all of the latest updates were installed and rebooting the machine.

But, when I installed the trial version of the non free version of AVG Antivirus, it popped up a warning about that javascript. So, the free version of AVG (at least on a netbook I have) ignored the problem. Yet, a trial of the non free AVG versions blocked access with a warning screen.

I saw the same thing with Avira. I have a Windows 7 Partition with Avira Premium on it that blocked access with a warning about that same javascript. But, when I tried the free version of Avira on another machine with Win 7 on it, it ignored the issue.

IOW, only the paid for versions of Avira and AVG identified a problem using my machines running Win 7 (using Firefox on them to browse the forums).

Note that I did not install any of the options with AVG Free (I think it offered to install a link scanner toolbar of some kind by default, and I unchecked that box, since i really don't want any extra toolbars). So, perhaps one of those optional features is what caused it to work for you.

In any event, the code causing the AV alerts by some software has been removed. So, you should not long see any issues from software blocking access to the site here.
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I got the same message Martin did early this am. I'm running Avast Free and Windows 7.
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Thanks. Avast Free seems to have very fast scanning speed from what I can see from the latest AV-Comparatives test here (faster than any other product tested)

http://www.av-comparatives.org/image...od_aug2011.pdf

So, it's nice to know they are doing web page analysis and looking at javascript on web pages with their free version, too. Anyway, the problem with the script causing the alerts has been solved now. So, you should not longer see any warnings about it.
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I'm also using AVG.... though,fortunately with no issues.... yet...!
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