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WarrenB
03-15-2014, 08:29 PM
My antivirus software has just blocked a potential 'backdoor' threat(sounds dodgy:O) when I was adding a smilie/emoticon, it was ok until I clicked on the 'more' button then it popped up and blocked a threat and did it again when I tried it, been fine up until just now. Everyone just be careful and hopefully the mods will look in to it

mkriggen
03-16-2014, 03:19 AM
Yeah, adobe gave me a Trojan horse warning when I pulled it up.

WarrenB
03-16-2014, 07:39 AM
Yeah, adobe gave me a Trojan horse warning when I pulled it up.
It's still happening this morning

KKFAdmin
03-17-2014, 03:13 PM
I cant' duplicate.

What browser are you guys in?

Also, what is the antivirus you're using? I've found a couple tend to throw off fake warnings to get people to upgrade.

WarrenB
03-17-2014, 03:30 PM
I cant' duplicate.

What browser are you guys in?

Also, what is the antivirus you're using? I've found a couple tend to throw off fake warnings to get people to upgrade.

Just tried it again and the threat is no longer popping up.
One laptop was using Firefox and McAfee and the other was using Chrome with AVG Free, both showed the threat for 2 days and both are now clear.

KKFAdmin
03-18-2014, 10:18 AM
Odd. If you get it again please let me know. I would also like to know the thread it happens in.

WarrenB
03-18-2014, 10:52 AM
Odd. If you get it again please let me know. I would also like to know the thread it happens in.

Will keep an eye on it, it happened in 3 or 4 different threads so I just stopped clicking the 'more' button, maybe the extra emoticons page got hijacked for a short time?

mkriggen
03-18-2014, 04:43 PM
I was using chrome with avast

KKFAdmin
03-19-2014, 09:26 AM
Will keep an eye on it, it happened in 3 or 4 different threads so I just stopped clicking the 'more' button, maybe the extra emoticons page got hijacked for a short time?

I'm not showing anything that would indicate that.

WarrenB
03-19-2014, 09:41 AM
I'm not showing anything that would indicate that.
Ok that is good to hear, weird occurrence really, never had it pop up on any website previous or since, seems nobody else apart from mkriggen noticed it, maybe we were the only ones who wanted more smilies:biggrin: