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Old Oct 14, 2011, 02:03 AM
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Mark Harrison
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Originally Posted by jarel design View Post
Thanks guys!

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.
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