Originally Posted by jarel design
I got a virus threat as well... I'll contact my host person right now (personal friend) to find out what's going on... This is beyond my knowledge/ability to understand or fix...
Interesting... I never knew a website could be infected?
Here's what's happening:
- you can configure your browser to contact a 3rd party service.
- the service will give warnings if the site is listed as doing some bad thing.
- one of the bad things is inadvertently hosting a virus file, often uploaded by a bad guy who has breached security
- many company computers are configured to use one of these services
So a bad guy could somehow break into your hosting service computer, upload a file "newplaces.jpg.exe" and link to it, hoping that somebody might download and accidentally execute the program thinking it was a jpg image.