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Discussion in 'Site Suggestions & Comments' started by crvtt, Jun 19, 2014.

  1. crvtt

    crvtt Active Member

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    I always find the site by typing Bennington Forum into google.  It takes me to some sort of urlinfo site, I'd hit the back button, then it'd let me through when I clicked again.  Turned out that ended up giving me a virus.  I installed Avast virus protection and it tells me it blocked a virus before logging me into the site.   It's done that on my ipad and my Galaxy phone as well as my laptop.
     
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  2. bcpnick

    bcpnick Nick

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    I mentioned it in another post but didn't hear anything. The malware is definitely still there.

    http://club.benningtonmarine.com/index.php?/topic/3647-uploads/?p=43355

     
  3. cwag911

    cwag911 Moderator

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    I've never had a problem but I have the forum in a favorites list and just click.
     
  4. BigKahuna

    BigKahuna Well-Known Member

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    I never really had a problem either............but there are a couple things I stilI can't do............I can't "quote" another member where it shows up in the reply to this topic box and it won't let me use the image link in the reply to this topic box...........
     
  5. SEMPERFI8387

    SEMPERFI8387 Moderator

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    Daril I have the same issue on my pc. I have to click the plain text box (or something like that)

    I can quote using my iphone or iPad though??

    Never had the virus issue though. Are you sure it's not autocorrecting to the site you used previously? I've had that happen. The auto "fill in" would have the incorrect address in the web address bar.
     
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  6. bcpnick

    bcpnick Nick

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    For those of you without the virus issue, have you tried clicking through from a google search result like mentioned above and seeing if you get hit with the redirect to the malware site? That's the only time I get it. I haven't gotten any viruses that I know of, but it still is happening to me as of today. 
     
  7. Team Bennington Webbie

    Team Bennington Webbie Administrator

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    Hello All,
    yes, there has been a breech in the software.  We were alerted last week of this and fixed it once.  Seems it is back.  We will fix this again.

    To  my knowlege, there is no virus on this site.

    They hijack the search engine to reply a different URL when searching for this forum.  When you click on that search link, it sends you to an arroneous page.

    If you have this page bookmarked, you will always come here.  There is a problem ONLY when you use a search engine to find this page.

    Will post when we have this fixed again.
     
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  8. Geoffrey & Brenda

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    Happend to me a few times using a different computer, i just thought it was that computer doing it, and didn't think much of it.

    It has not affected my daily use computer.
     
  9. tyjy

    tyjy Well-Known Member

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    It happened to me when I first joined, around February. I thought it was from clicking on a member's Photobucket link they provided in a thread!

    Hasn't happened since as I have the forum as a "favorite" like Carl.
     
  10. lakeliving

    lakeliving Well-Known Member

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    Virus, so that is  what caused this rash....

    Just kidding, probably the competition trying to take down this great site! We're selling too many Bennington's on here!
     
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  11. Team Bennington Webbie

    Team Bennington Webbie Administrator

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    OK we have fixed the link again so the search engines will direct you to this page.

    Now we are updating the software.  Let us know if this happens again.

    ENJOY!
     
  12. TomS

    TomS Well-Known Member

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    Thanks!
     
  13. Geoffrey & Brenda

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    Thank you!
     
  14. bcpnick

    bcpnick Nick

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    Well done, TB. Thanks. 
     
  15. BigKahuna

    BigKahuna Well-Known Member

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    Same here Semp............I can do everything from our IPAD but have the problems on our PC. Whew! Thought I was the only one!
     
  16. bcpnick

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    Team Bennington - I'm getting directed to the spam site again when visiting the site from search results. Looks like the problem is still in there. 
     
  17. Geoffrey & Brenda

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    I get that too when i use my laptop at home, it hasn't caused any problems, at least not that i know of...........
     

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