my link in someone’s blogroll tries to download a virus!

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  • #220440

    teck says that the link to my blog in his blog roll tries to download a virus when clicked! :(

    up date I removed your site from my blogroll
    when I clicked on your site from my blog roll it tryed to
    download a viruse from link m.user.com
    as soon as you can get this fixed I will re add your site

    from http://teckline.wordpress.com/guest-book/#comment-104

    what gives?????????

    #220621

    raincoaster
    Member

    Have you tried looking up m.user.com and virus alerts associated with them? Also; What’s your estimate of that person’s level of sophistication? Because it could mean they got hacked (control of their Dashboard is the only way to add or change blogroll links. What’s your estimate of that person’s character, because it could mean they’re dicking with you.

    #220622

    i dared not go to a site associated with virus. perhaps teck should be here too. he can explain things better, i guess!

    #220631

    gamehq
    Member

    Hello I have spy sweeper running on my computer and yesterday When I click on her
    site name my spy sweeper popped open a new window and said it has block a unauthorized
    download from m.user.com I have had no problems with any other sites on my blog roll
    expect hers which i’m not saying it’s her fault in anyway it could be as simple as her site
    might be liked to a bad site that she has manually linked to through a post she has written.

    #220637

    raincoaster
    Member

    Contact staff and get them to fix it.

    #220638

    gamehq
    Member

    Update it’s m.usersonline.com I click on her site name through my guest book and this
    is the result I got here is a Screen Shot to prove what i’m talking about

    Teck

    #220641

    raincoaster
    Member

    Okay, so: who put that link in? Was it you? Was it her? Please go and look at it and copy exactly what it says, the LINK URL not the displayed name, and post it here, only WITHOUT the http, so it isn’t clickable. Then we can analyze it without having to click on it.

    #220642

    gamehq
    Member

    that link is a screen shot (Picture) I have provide the link (Broken) in question above but will
    repost the broken link again as well provide the screen shot url In url format
    instead of hyper link

    [m.usersonline.com] Link Broken by gamehq

    screen shot of what I posted above
    http://teckline.wordpress.com/files/2008/04/was.jpg

    Teck

    #220643

    gamehq
    Member

    I for got to mention the screen shot of my spy sweeper will also back up the url
    I have provided in a broken format

    Teck

    #220647

    oh god!
    i don’t link to virus sites! :(
    did i do anything unknowingly? if so, how can i find out? like if i do have the link in my site, how can i know?
    maybe i should go use the google custom search engine in my blog….

    #220649

    gamehq
    Member

    @sanjidabd
    I would contact support and provide a link to this forum topic

    P.s. I’m not made at you sorry if I came across that way. :)

    #220653

    gamehq,
    please don’t misunderstand me! i never thought that. i just thought you will be able to explain things better because you encountered the problem, that’s all!

    besides, i know i did nothing wrong. i am loveable inside out! :D

    #220659

    that site “usersonline” is a popular counter.
    sanjidabd, you use this counter on your blog. you’ve also posted about it, here:

    http://shongjog.wordpress.com/2007/07/25/widgets-compatible-with-httpwordpresscom-blogs/

    there is a thread from 2007 in the forums where users were discussing this counter. it has html code so many wordpressers use it.
    thread is here:
    https://en.forums.wordpress.com/topic.php?id=6456&replies=11

    that “script error” that so many were getting earlier, I just received for the first time. I got it when I went to sanjidabd’s blog. wondering if it has to do with this counter; if there is an issue over there at that site. (usersonline.com)

    ~diss

    #220660

    ps – browser version used when just now receiving the script error was IE7, Vista Operating system

    #220661

    pps – should probably add, since many don’t do this:
    I keep much disabled over here unless I need to use it. Including java, flash, even windows media player were disabled when the script error was just received. A script error is odd over here. Would love to know what is causing all of this, put the pieces together.

    #220662

    raincoaster
    Member

    The best thing to do is:

    A) report it to staff before they close for the weekend
    B) take that link to the counter site off in the meantime.

    #220665

    gamehq
    Member

    I just visited that counter site [m.usersoline.com] and because “webroot spysweeper” blocked it earlier when I tryed to visit sanjidabd’s, blog.
    The counter site will not display. in my browser (Firefox)
    the site the url matches what webroot spy sweeper has blocked earlier.

    I do believe dissfunktional, has found the source of the problem
    which is a easy fix by just removing the counter.

    Than you dissfunktional, :)

    #221130

    thanks for all the help, guys!

    so useronline is the root of all evil? i wonder if it’s common for all sites that has that counter?

    i have removed it. so hopefully the next blogger who adds me won’t have to de-blogroll me because of useronline.

    i am gonna remove it from my post also.

    @diss,
    u r a genius!

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