• Log In | Sign Up

  • News
  • Reviews
  • Games Database
  • Game Discovery
  • Search
  • New Releases
  • Forums

Adventure Gamers - Forums

Welcome to Adventure Gamers. Please Sign In or Join Now to post.

You are here: HomeForum Home → Other → Site & Forum Feedback → Thread


   

MalwareBytes message

Avatar

Total Posts: 395

Joined 2006-11-20

PM

Weird. For some reason, whenever I go to page 2 or 3 of the My 2017, adventurewise Smile thread, I get this MalwareBytes pop-up warning:


(click the thumbnail to enlarge the screenshot)

It doesn’t actually prevent me from viewing the contents of the page or from navigating from there, and so far this is the only thread I’ve accessed and received this warning. Any ideas why?

     

Life is too short to drink bad wine…

Avatar

Total Posts: 4394

Joined 2012-03-24

PM

I get exactly the same thing which seems to be generated from posts featuring images from site sk.uploads (I can’t see the pictures)  - MalwareBytes are being very cautious at the moment due to some sites using tracking cookies if you allow them access which unfortunately affects innocent posters as well as some possibly inoffensive sites.

     
Avatar

Total Posts: 492

Joined 2004-03-09

PM

chrissie - 27 December 2017 03:33 PM

I get exactly the same thing which seems to be generated from posts featuring images from site sk.uploads (I can’t see the pictures)  - MalwareBytes are being very cautious at the moment due to some sites using tracking cookies if you allow them access which unfortunately affects innocent posters as well as some possibly inoffensive sites.

Yup, Chrissie is right, files from uploads.im are somehow seen as ‘malicious’ by MalwareBytes, looking at their website and reports of others, other people have asked questions but not clarity has been provided as to why. It could indeed be due to dropping cookies, but having a message like this for that is a tad… overkill.

The site isn’t malicious as far as I can find and quite a normal website that’s used for uploading files, best solution is to either ignore messages for uploads.im specifically or get folks to change to another upload service.

     
Avatar

Total Posts: 655

Joined 2017-04-14

PM

Do you have a swear filter you could add it to?

     
Avatar

Total Posts: 285

Joined 2017-01-12

PM

During the time I used it I don’t think malwarebytes provided me with a single true protection… was always false positives and harmless websites.

Useless software imo

     
Avatar

Total Posts: 575

Joined 2010-02-05

PM

Headycakesofdoom - 28 December 2017 10:47 PM

During the time I used it I don’t think malwarebytes provided me with a single true protection… was always false positives and harmless websites.

Useless software imo


I work on computers and it really is a good program. The web scanner might be a bit protective, but if you ever do get something on your computer you’ll be happy that you’ve got malwarebytes.

     

I Am the Knight of the Order of the Sun!

Avatar

Total Posts: 4394

Joined 2012-03-24

PM

SpeedBo - 29 December 2017 09:04 AM
Headycakesofdoom - 28 December 2017 10:47 PM

During the time I used it I don’t think malwarebytes provided me with a single true protection… was always false positives and harmless websites.

Useless software imo


I work on computers and it really is a good program. The web scanner might be a bit protective, but if you ever do get something on your computer you’ll be happy that you’ve got malwarebytes.

Thanks for your post SpeedBo & 100% agree with your take on malwarebytes - I prefer for it to be a little over-zealous than the opposite that for me has over the years identified & obliterated numerous threats!
If you are trying to promote me something from YOUR site it’s up to you to make sure it gets by my anti-virus & anti-malware if you’re genuine.

The trouble with the idea of ‘false positives’ is that it’s so easy for an alternative website to surreptitiously implant real damaging negatives on that basis - if my anti-virus program is telling me your program is wrong then I need some reassurance from a trustworthy source e.g. not the owner of a web imaging site…...

 

     
Avatar

Total Posts: 7110

Joined 2005-09-29

PM

calimonk my laptop starts making full fan noises as soon as i access this site
Just FYI thing, i hope its not malware or last thread crypto currency resources sucker thing

     
Avatar

Total Posts: 7110

Joined 2005-09-29

PM

Got a coinhive.com, JS Miner script security alert , on recent visit

     
Avatar

Total Posts: 492

Joined 2004-03-09

PM

Hmmm seriously? That shouldn’t be anywhere on our site, will look into it!

     
Avatar

Total Posts: 492

Joined 2004-03-09

PM

CaliMonk - 12 March 2018 11:37 AM

Hmmm seriously? That shouldn’t be anywhere on our site, will look into it!

Checked all systems, cannot locate anything, if you do come across it, please let me know where.

     
Avatar

Total Posts: 492

Joined 2004-03-09

PM

Sabelen - 19 April 2018 04:31 AM

Maybe this’s a problem because of the cloud platform?

Eh? Sorry? What do you mean?

     
Avatar

Total Posts: 321

Joined 2003-09-12

PM

CaliMonk - 19 April 2018 04:39 AM
Sabelen - 19 April 2018 04:31 AM

Maybe this’s a problem because of the cloud platform?

Eh? Sorry? What do you mean?

Spam post, Ivo.

     

Now Playing: Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, Death Stranding, The Sinking City, Man of Medan, Final Fantasy 7
Recently Completed: The Outer Worlds, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, Eastshade
Anticipating: Beyond Good and Evil 2, The Last of Us Part 2
Backing: Asylum, Psychonauts 2

Avatar

Total Posts: 492

Joined 2004-03-09

PM

Dale - 19 April 2018 08:36 AM
CaliMonk - 19 April 2018 04:39 AM
Sabelen - 19 April 2018 04:31 AM

Maybe this’s a problem because of the cloud platform?

Eh? Sorry? What do you mean?

Spam post, Ivo.

Ah, I was thinking along those lines but then figured it _could_ make sense in this context Smile

     

You are here: HomeForum Home → Other → Site & Forum Feedback → Thread

Welcome to the Adventure Gamers forums!