My Work P.C. & Norton Anti- Virus really dont like the new format

Discussion in 'Bugs, Glitches and Miscellaneous Forum Problems' started by chisoxjim, Jun 2, 2010.

  1. chisoxjim

    chisoxjim Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Only happens when I am at work. 

    SMF will lock up my p.c., and my Norton antivirus blocks a "suspicious pdf" and other items.

    This time it blocked 2 suspicious PDF's(1 of which was quarantined), &  a trojan which was blocked.

    what the heck is going on with the new software that it seems to be infested with this stuff?

    I never had this issue with the previous format of SMF.
     
  2. flash

    flash Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Personally, I would dump Norton.
     
  3. chisoxjim

    chisoxjim Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    its my work p.c., not my choice., plus I dont think Norton is the problem. this only happens when I visit the new SMF. 

    Trojans Norton found showed up on my Malware protection when I did a scan as well as well. 
     
    Last edited: Jun 2, 2010
  4. smokey paul

    smokey paul Meat Mopper SMF Premier Member

    I have noted that most of the people who have had problems with POP UP's and virus programs appear not to be Primer members and can not turn off the ADD's ,

    Maybe there are problems with the ADD's here and that is the problem with some of the links that take you off forum to some one elses server...

    I turn off the ADD's as i give up looking at them... some are real weird and some have good info...

    My $.02
     
  5. chisoxjim

    chisoxjim Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    good insight,

    I dont click on any adds(none of the sponsors interest me).  but something is going on making the antivirus, and malware programs act weird.  The trojans, and backdoor programs that only happen hear are a concern to me.. 
     
  6. smokey paul

    smokey paul Meat Mopper SMF Premier Member

    Yea even if you do not click on the add's the links are there and the virus programs are looking for thing like that. The trojans, if at work or home, are a real big problem. they may not be real tho, as some times virus programs find thing wrong with good programs/links but maybe have something that keys them to think they are bad. I know you can not ask the IT at work to help but be careful until Jeff gets an answer from the server people...
     
  7. rbranstner

    rbranstner Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Its probably big brother at your work telling you that you need to be doing less surfing on SMF and do more work. [​IMG]

    hahaha Just kidding. I guess I have not had an issues so far with pop ups or my antivirus software trying to block things. Hopefully someone will give us some answers here shortly.
     
  8. chisoxjim

    chisoxjim Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    good info,  thanks. 
     
  9. chisoxjim

    chisoxjim Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    lol..

    small company,  with no internet watchdogs luckily. 

    As long as my work is getting done the boss has no problem with computer time,  especially since I am in front of the p.c. for 9.5 hours a day with no breaks. 

    My wifes work laptop which we use as our home p.c. never has any of these issues on SMF.
     
  10. indyadmin1974

    indyadmin1974 Smoking Fanatic

    I have not had any problems since the new site came online (other than a few times where it said there was an error).

    What I can do in the interest of investigation is put ads back on.

    I'll be curious to see what happens and I'm curious to see if huddler has any insight.
     
  11. indyadmin1974

    indyadmin1974 Smoking Fanatic

    Jim what browser are you using at work (IE, Firefox, Chrome or another)?
     
  12. chisoxjim

    chisoxjim Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    same as at home,   IE
     
  13. indyadmin1974

    indyadmin1974 Smoking Fanatic

    I am testing with IE 8 right now.

    What I did notice was one ad created quite a few popups.  I'm going to start a new thread for that.

    I normally use Firefox and rarely see these issues.

    I do see a lot of downloading going on in IE that I don't in Firefox when I hit the forum site.  Usually pics.

    I'll keep messing around.
     
  14. smokey paul

    smokey paul Meat Mopper SMF Premier Member

    Very good Mike you are proving my idea plus..

    Keep up the good work..

    I run Firefox (latest ver) and nod32 anti-virus so i do not see a lot of thing other do..

    I do not no if i can fire IE lol.
     
  15. mudduck

    mudduck Smoking Fanatic

     
  16. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    So far I haven't had any problems like that, but I was told there is very little chance of virus problems with my iMac.

    Bearcarver
     
  17. abigail4476

    abigail4476 Jeff's Woman SMF Premier Member

    chisoxjim, 

    Is this a recent problem, as in since yesterday morning (Tuesday) around 9 a.m. CST?  Huddler removed us from the Gourmet ad network, leaving only the Google ads....

    Feedback will be helpful, so let us know!  [​IMG]

     
  18. abigail4476

    abigail4476 Jeff's Woman SMF Premier Member

    Just FYI, I'm not a premier member, and I haven't had any issues with popups.  Regular members shouldn't be seeing anything except ads imbedded in the page--no popups, no redirects.  Whether you're a premier member or not, you should still be having a pleasant experience on the SMF!  [​IMG]
     
  19. chisoxjim

    chisoxjim Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    the "suspicious pdf" norton warning started around the 28th,  today was the first "trojan" blocks. 
     
    Last edited: Jun 2, 2010
  20. abigail4476

    abigail4476 Jeff's Woman SMF Premier Member

    Okay, thanks.  We'll send the feedback to Huddler.  
     
     

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