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post #1 of 6 Old May 26th, 2018, 2:43 pm Thread Starter
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Malware Pop-up

Hi. Nothing earth shattering, but whenever I open this one thread titled:
Premium vs Mid-Grade vs Regular Fuel for RT
I get the attached Malwarebytes pop-up notice stating that the web site is blocked due to spam. It will pop-up two times then I will not see it again unless I re-open this one thread. It does NOT block the website or thread. Strange, indeed.
I am running Windows 10 on a desktop pc. I am running both Malwarebytes and Norton Security. I am using BMWLT.com classic view. I am using Firefox but I receive the same pop-up in Internet explorer.

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post #2 of 6 Old May 26th, 2018, 2:52 pm
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Re: Malware Pop-up

That is very odd! My set up is very similar to yours, except that I don't have the malware program that you use. Could it be that it is giving you a false hit?

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post #3 of 6 Old May 29th, 2018, 7:37 am
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Re: Malware Pop-up

Just read this story which came from another motorcycle forum I subscribe to. VerticalScope owns this forum.
I also saw a post a couple days ago talking about the fact that the forum is not https: enabled. In today's age, it's super easy to get a certificate and should be required for any website today.
I just don't think the owners/administrators of this forum are being responsible and for that reason I'm deleting my account.
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That is very odd! My set up is very similar to yours, except that I don't have the malware program that you use. Could it be that it is giving you a false hit?
I figure it has to be false hits as it does nothing to the page or website I am viewing. It will just pop-up a couple of times and go away. It is strange that it only happens on the one thread.

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Checked this out. False positive from the image in post #41

In your screenshot, you see where it says "Domain" in your Malware Bytes warning? postimg.cc is a photo hosting site, like Photobucket or tinypic. I guess the way that site communicates with your browser looked suspicious to your protection.

I've changed the url for that image to a new one. Let me know if you still get the warning

As for the https comments, we're planning on rolling it out in the near future. Just slapping it on breaks most functions on the site, so we've been doing a lot of testing before implementation. If you are curious about that stuff let me know, and we'll go into more detail

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Thanks Kevin for checking into this. I went back into that thread and received NO pop-up.
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