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    Protog Virus Threat !!

    Jeez watch out if you go to this site "Protog" Was going to check out the new "Brian" tripod for a look and price , This came up from AVG
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    Nothing coming up on my Kaspersky internet security, it might be a false positive by AVG?
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    Nothing here either. it could be the virus is on your computer, not the protog site William.
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    Protog is a bona-fide business.
    Like Rick has said William, perhaps your pc has been infected.

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    I got the same warning. Only when I went to the tripod section
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    Has anyone written / called Protog?

    I will send him a quick email anyway.
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    Hi Guys

    We have our Tech guy doing a check to see if the site or a particular page has been hacked. In the meantime, if you have concerns with using the site, feel free to call and order, or to ask any questions.

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    Back again , Just ran AVG, Spybot , Avast and Malwarebytes, Nothing came up , Must have been a false positive or AVG being picky or chucking a wobbly Any way as it said it got rid of it , Can scare the crap out of you anyway , Well it does me

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    Hmmm !! It's known : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blackhole_exploit_kit

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    We're all waiting Jeff to hear your result Hope you have'nt been hacked to bad

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    Looks ok on my work machine with Avast! Enterprise
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    Well everybody is on line on this thread , No Reply so I guess it's a non event , Only Geoff and I got the warning , Maybe nobody else is game to try

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    Quote Originally Posted by William View Post
    Well everybody is on line on this thread , No Reply so I guess it's a non event , Only Geoff and I got the warning , Maybe nobody else is game to try
    Huh? I did try and did not get any warning message. Not sure what you mean here?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ricktas View Post
    Huh? I did try and did not get any warning message. Not sure what you mean here?

    Try the tripod page Rick , See what happens , Thats where Geoff an I got the threat , I went to look at the new "Brian" tripod

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    Hey , Mate if it's not there all's good , Just seems strange that at least two of us on AP got the threat from that page ? , Hang on I'll try it again ,

    Nah , Did'nt get it that time , So looks like the problem is sorted

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    I did before, and did not get the error. I agree that if two of you got it, something was going on, but it wasn't triggering all of us to get the report.

    Glad it is OK now

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    I would like to add that I only got the AVG message by clicking on the tripod menu button on the start/opening page. I didn't get as far as William, to an indivual item.

    It may only be an AVG type issue. But we at least know that AVG is lurking in the background.

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    9:31pm.... Just went to the site again, and the problem has been fixed. Thanks ProTog.
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    Quote Originally Posted by geoffsta View Post
    But we at least know that AVG is lurking in the background.

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    Nope, no issues at all for me ??

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    I have Avast (free). Nothing for this page, but it does occasionally give false positives.

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    I had a friends website start throwing up the same message a couple of weeks ago, he had quite a few calls about it but they were unable to trace any cause, it is all ok now so it looks like a rere false positive from AVG.
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    H All, our tech guy has checked the photo tripod and video tripod pages and we cannot find any iframe, malware or compromised file. We have been trading online for 7 years and never been hacked, and hope to keep it that way. Thanks for the heads up though!

    William, Brian is our most popular 3 Legged Thing tripod model, worth checking out!

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    Just FYI , it's highly unlikely that a specific section of a specific sight would get hacked, however ads that show up on specific sections can at times contain viruses, or give false positives to Virus detection software.

    As these ads are based on personal browsing history and patterns this can explain why one person gets a different ad then another (we all have different interests and browse different pages - for instance I get a high rotation of Ambulance Victoria, Remote control helicopter and office chair ads)
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