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    Posted: 11 Aug 2009 at 02:24
Browsing the forum tonight I got a malware alert from my antivirus program.

It was only in one thread: the 'Grandma Alice' thread in the 'Forever in our Thoughts' section. The details of the report are:

The website at www.theblueroom.me.uk contains elements from the site www.mustangmods.com, which appears to host malware - software that can hurt your computer or otherwise operate without your consent. Just visiting a site that contains malware can infect your computer.
For detailed information about the problems with these elements, visit the Google Safe Browsing diagnostic page for www.mustangmods.com.


It's never happened before but what with the password problem a few days ago, I thought it was worth a mention.
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  Quote Alex Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11 Aug 2009 at 09:49
Ooer! Right, I'm going to delete that thread immediately. We've got alerts that automatically update the BR for viruses but maybe that slipped through, thanks!
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  Quote Alex Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11 Aug 2009 at 10:10
OK the reason it slipped through is because it's an image hosting site. I've never heard of it and certainly don't use it so I'm thinking it's via avatars that people have loaded.

People be VERY careful where you get your avatars from. Save the avatars onto your desktop, then load them to here from there instead of linking to a site.
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  Quote Thess Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11 Aug 2009 at 10:32
Ah right, actually that would make sense.  Do you really need to delete the thread?  It's just that it is obviously an emotional subject for the original poster.
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  Quote Alex Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11 Aug 2009 at 10:37
I contacted the original poster of that thread and explained to her what I had to do.
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