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A few times over the past week my virus blocked has gone off when trying to enter the forum. My blocked isn't ultrasensitive or anything either. Any ideas? Anyone else?
"Think about it: Andre drank 119 beers in six hours. Thats a beer every three minutes, non-stop. That's beyond epic. It's beyond the ken of mortal men. It's god-like."
-Modern Drunkard Magazine Sept/ Oct 2006
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Bonesy wrote:A few times over the past week my virus blocked has gone off when trying to enter the forum. My blocked isn't ultrasensitive or anything either. Any ideas? Anyone else?

i don't think it has anything to do with the forum but everything to do with the ads that are displayed on the forum. a lot of malware is now being spread by bogus ads that display popups to try and trick you into installing the virus/malware/trojans/etc. i know of at least two bogus malwares that have been doing this lately, one that tries to make you think you are installing an update to flash and another that makes you think you have a virus so you pay for their bogus antivirus software. i'm sure there are more but i'm on a mac and use an ad blocker plugin

http://www.wired.com/techbiz/media/news ... oubleclick
http://downloadsquad.switched.com/2009/ ... g-trojans/
http://www.google.com/support/forum/p/A ... d940&hl=en

your best protection is to use an ad blocker plugin. i know blocking ads hurts publishers/websites but if they don't care enough to make sure they aren't running bogus ads then i don't care if they don't make any money.
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If there are malicious adds on the site wouldn't it make sense to get rid of them?
"Think about it: Andre drank 119 beers in six hours. Thats a beer every three minutes, non-stop. That's beyond epic. It's beyond the ken of mortal men. It's god-like."
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Bonesy wrote:If there are malicious adds on the site wouldn't it make sense to get rid of them?

the ads are being feed from google. if there are malicious ads then it's google's responsibility to run quality control but they don't seem to care as long as they make money.
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Weird.

Anyone else have this issue?
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noverflow wrote:Weird.

Anyone else have this issue?


I have not had it on this site yet but I got this issue form the banksy board today.
random message board post about art wrote:This past weekend I briefly visited a room that had three faithful reproductions of Duchamp's Fountain. Not only did I notice, I used one of them. It's so interesting because the work tells the truth.


itsniceouthtere wrote:yeah because we all know how intricate and deep the meaning within street art can be. If anything, street art is the MOST LITERAL FORM OF ART! if street art has made any negative impression on society today, its that it has made every 13 yr old with $100 and an eBay account into an art know-it-all.


Jason Filipow wrote: "MBW was that last bit of dead weight that broke the rear axle of the street art bandwagon."


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noverflow wrote:Weird.

Anyone else have this issue?

it was mentioned by halopigg a month or two ago on thegiant's facebook group.
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bam. 10/7/11
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Do you know what thread you were on when that came up?

People are saying it is probably an image from the site.
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actually, yes i do. It was in Hit or Miss. Getting Shepard to Sign Stuff page 3
viewtopic.php?f=2&t=14069&start=50
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Awesome. Thanks. Fixed.

halopigg wrote:actually, yes i do. It was in Hit or Miss. Getting Shepard to Sign Stuff page 3
viewtopic.php?f=2&t=14069&start=50
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YES!!! I can finally read page 3!!!!
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Who's got my old stickers?
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Fixed.

halopigg wrote:found some more.
viewtopic.php?f=20&t=23901
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