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« on: November 14, 2009 04:21:11 PM »

I'm not sure if this is the right place for this. If it isn't feel free to move it.

Every once in a while when I'm on craftster an "Online Scan" page pops up and tries to get me to download some sort of anti-virus. I have McAfee and I know I don't have any sort of viruses or anything so I'm not sure what it is. When it happens, I have to get out of Internet Explorer and come back to craftster. Just wanted to let you all know. Here's a screen capture of what it looks like.

Update added by sweets4ever:

Hi guys!  

So sorry for the inconvenience.  It seems to have gotten into one of our ad networks this last week.  We're working diligently to get it removed.  I think we actually had a breakthrough on Friday, so hopefully it won't be too long!

Again, so sorry.  It's very unfortunate. Sad

Just an update for you guys!  Thanks again for hanging in there with us.

We shut down the infected part of the system yesterday evening, so no one should have experienced the issue throughout the night last night.  We're back in the office again this morning and back on its case.

Hey, guys!  Thanks again for all of your support through this.

We are really sorry about the inconveniences, but as of right now, the issue has been resolved!

If you experience this again, please notify us immediately.
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« Reply #1 on: November 14, 2009 04:35:22 PM »

I get this a lot too and its only with Craftster. I will watch this for an answer.

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« Reply #2 on: November 14, 2009 04:54:44 PM »

Ive gotten this too!  Im not going to lie it freaked me out.  I just got a new computer and I am terrified of getting a virus so i ran my anti-virus and shut down my computer fast!! Does anyone know what it is about?  I love this website and I have never had a problem before.  Undecided
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« Reply #3 on: November 14, 2009 05:01:30 PM »

Yea, I'm getting this all the time too!  I was worried it was just me!

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« Reply #4 on: November 14, 2009 05:02:22 PM »

It is entirely possible that your computer has a bit of adware in it that your antivirus doesnt recognize (very common).
Download an anti-spyware/malware/adware program and run a scan to check it out.
I use Ad-Aware (free version).
The free one is the one on the left side.

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« Reply #5 on: November 14, 2009 05:36:11 PM »

I've gotten this too and it really scared me. It reminded me of something similar that happened on a different site and ended up getting so bad that I had to reformat my laptop... my anti-virus, ad-aware, and some other registry cleaning stuff couldn't get rid of it. I'm hoping this isn't the same thing as that was. I'm definitely going to keep an eye on this thread and I hope it gets figured out.
« Reply #6 on: November 14, 2009 05:37:57 PM »

I have one of those on top of my McAfee. I have to have all that stuff because my job deals with loan numbers and I work from home. I get that pop up even though I have pop up blocker. It also happens on my laptop.

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« Reply #7 on: November 14, 2009 05:42:02 PM »

I get it repeatedly too and only when visiting craftster. I run adware, spyware cleanup weekly and virus scans daily. It's not my computer it's coming from craftsters website.

« Reply #8 on: November 14, 2009 05:49:23 PM »

I've been getting this a lot lately, and only on Craftster. It scares me too so I always shut the internet window and run McAfee and Adaware scans. Each time it finds spyware on my computer, I forget the name of it but I can add it next time it happens if it'll help any. I know its from this ad because I always scan my computer before I log off, and Craftster is the first site I go on. I really wish this thing would stop!!!!

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« Reply #9 on: November 14, 2009 06:36:40 PM »

I've gotten it a bunch of times too! I close the internet page and reopen a new one. My virus scan then usually kicks in and deals with the issue. It says threats were found and taken care of. I hate it! It has only happened with this site!

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