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My virus scanner keeps blocking threats from Mumsnet!

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bebejones Mon 05-Sep-11 19:45:24

Not sure if this is the right place but my virus scanner (AVG) keeps blocking threats when I am on MN. Then it stops me from using the site until I close it & open it up again. The last one was a 'blackhole' something! Not sure what this is...anyone?

IwanttobeShirleyValentine Mon 05-Sep-11 19:49:51

I had this yesterday - just the once though. It deffo was blocked by my AVG and was Black hole something too.

No idea what it is or anything so will be watching this thread.

Tonksforthememories Mon 05-Sep-11 19:51:28

That happened to me too, but when i closed and reloaded the page everything was fine!

AVG here as well!

SuePurblybilt Mon 05-Sep-11 19:52:28

I had this too yesterday (I did email you MN, honest I did), A Black Hole 1889 or something. Not much info on google so I don't know if it's an AVG hissyfit or an actual threat.
It was an AIBU thread that flagged it.

MangoMonster Mon 05-Sep-11 19:54:43

Had this today. Is a little concerning.

ZhenXiang Mon 05-Sep-11 19:55:02

Must be AVG, I have McAfee which is very good at picking up viruses and it hasn't ever registered a threat on Mumsnet.

Wormshuffler Mon 05-Sep-11 19:56:24

Me too another black hole detected yesterday.

HarlotOTara Mon 05-Sep-11 19:59:15

I have just had this as well, also yesterday

Tonksforthememories Mon 05-Sep-11 20:15:18

Just happened again! Was on a chat thread i think, nothing sinister. hmm

nannynick Mon 05-Sep-11 20:21:49

I wonder if it's a particular advert. Keep an eye for what ads are on the page when you get the alert.

OliviaMumsnet (MNHQ) Mon 05-Sep-11 20:22:43

sorry about this but yes, please do what nannynick said and then we can see what's what.

SuePurblybilt Mon 05-Sep-11 20:23:45

Olivia, I emailed you the URL and the name of the reported virus yesterday, if it helps.
Emailed MNHQ, not you as such smile

bebejones Mon 05-Sep-11 20:40:21

I was just on the homepage after logging in when it did it this evening. If it does it again, I'll let you know. This was the 4th time in the last 3 days!

OliviaMumsnet (MNHQ) Mon 05-Sep-11 20:58:46

sue Phew at it not being in my personal mailbox - will have a look -thanks

SuePurblybilt Mon 05-Sep-11 21:09:45

grin. It was on top of an existing email about Tech's random photos so it's prolly my fault if it's got lost in the file marked Stalkers Who Won't Stop Emailing Us.

OliviaMumsnet (MNHQ) Mon 05-Sep-11 21:17:52

<<creates file marked Stalkers Who Won't Stop Emailing Us>>
<puts Sue in it>

SuePurblybilt Mon 05-Sep-11 21:21:45

sad <but also pathetically chuffed to have a whole file>

OliviaMumsnet (MNHQ) Mon 05-Sep-11 21:22:56


madhattershouse Mon 05-Sep-11 23:03:44

Just had the same virus message from AVG, was lurking on a thread on AIBU about school uniform not arriving. Having said that this is the second virus warning from them tonight, think they have done something in an update to cause this.

Wormshuffler Tue 06-Sep-11 07:57:27

I just got it again, as soon as I logged on and clicked on threads I'm on.

ImeldaM Tue 06-Sep-11 09:44:56

I only got it on home page, but ok when clicked into talk from google search, so am avoiding homepage, AVG too.

SuePurblybilt Tue 06-Sep-11 13:38:46

I haven't had it since, until just now when I clicked on the Gransnet banner by mistake.
Do the Grans have a virus? Have they tried hot lemon and a mustard foot bath?

crumbletastic Tue 06-Sep-11 15:11:22

I've just got the page blocked by avast. A trojan within a banner ad, but as it blocked the ad I can't tell you what caused it. This is what Avast says;

Infection Details
Process: file://C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
Infection: html:Framer-inf [Trj]

Hulababy Tue 06-Sep-11 15:24:39

I had this a couple of times yesterday - AVG.

Pinot Wed 07-Sep-11 09:34:25

Oh. No.

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